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To Be Read Tuesday

Tue, 27 Dec 2016 13:00:00 +0000


The Shack by William Paul Young

Mackenzie Allen Philips' youngest daughter, Missy, has been abducted during a family vacation, and evidence that she may have been brutally murdered is found in an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Four years later in the midst of his "Great Sadness," Mack receives a suspicious note, apparently from God, inviting him back to that shack for a weekend.

Against his better judgment he arrives at the shack on a wintry afternoon and walks back into his darkest nightmare. What he finds there will change Mack's world forever.

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To Be Read Tuesday

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 13:00:00 +0000

Kindred by Octavia E. Butler

Having just celebrated her 26th birthday in 1976 California, Dana, an African-American woman, is suddenly and inexplicably wrenched through time into antebellum Maryland. After saving a drowning white boy there, she finds herself staring into the barrel of a shotgun and is transported back to the present just in time to save her life.
During numerous such time-defying episodes with the same young man, she realizes the challenge she’s been given: to protect this young slaveholder until he can father her own great-grandmother.


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To Be Read Tuesday

Tue, 19 Apr 2016 12:00:00 +0000

No More Mr. Nice Guy (A Family Business Novel) by Carl Weber and Stephanie Covington
 
Ripped from the pages of his New York Times bestselling Family Business series, Carl Weber brings you No More Mr. Nice Guy, the origin of Niles Monroe, the super-bad hitman who will one day become Paris Duncan’s one true love.

Niles has just returned from eight years of serving his country as a Special Forces sniper. He’s looking forward to a consulting job with Dynamic Defense and spending time with his family, including his bi-polar mother, Lorna, and his hard-drinking uncle, Willie. What Niles doesn’t know is that Dynamic Defense is actually a CIA front. He’s not interested in joining them, but they won’t take no for an answer.

Bridget St. John is one of the most beautiful women Niles has ever met, and she is also the most deadly. It is her job to recruit Niles to the Dynamic Defense team by any means necessary. When Niles is arrested for a murder he does not commit, Bridget makes him an offer he can’t refuse: working for Dynamic Defense in exchange for his freedom.

With Niles on board, Bridget begins to train him in ways he never imagined. Sometimes, however, the student becomes the teacher. Before she realizes what’s happening, Bridget falls in love. When circumstances in his personal life collide with his work, Niles is forced to use his military skills to protect those closest to him.

Fans are sure to appreciate this action-packed thriller that delivers love, drama, and suspense with Weber’s trademark flair for unexpected twists and turns.
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To Be Read Tuesday

Tue, 12 Apr 2016 12:00:00 +0000

After I'm Gone by 

The acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of The Most Dangerous Thing, I'd Know You Anywhere, and What the Dead Know returns with an addictive story that explores how one man's disappearance echoes through the lives of the five women he left behind—his wife, his daughters, and his mistress

Dead is dead. Missing is gone.

When Felix Brewer meets nineteen-year-old Bernadette "Bambi" Gottschalk at a Valentine's Day dance in 1959, he charms her with wild promises, some of which he actually keeps. Thanks to his lucrative—if not all legal—businesses, she and their three little girls live in luxury. But on the Fourth of July in 1976, Bambi's comfortable world implodes when Felix, facing prison, vanishes.

Though Bambi has no idea where her husband—or his money—might be, she suspects one woman does: his devoted young mistress, Julie. When Julie disappears ten years to the day after Felix went on the lam, everyone assumes she's left to join her old lover—until her remains are discovered in a secluded park.

Now, twenty-six years later, Roberto "Sandy" Sanchez, a retired Baltimore detective working cold cases for some extra cash, is investigating her murder. What he discovers is a tangled web of bitterness, jealousy, resentment, greed, and longing stretching over five decades. And at its center is the man who, though long gone, has never been forgotten by the five women who loved him: the enigmatic Felix Brewer.

Felix Brewer left five women behind. Now there are four. Does at least one of them know the truth?
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To Be Read Tuesday

Tue, 02 Feb 2016 13:00:00 +0000


Hello, book chicks that still stop by the blog from time to time.  I have really been trying to get back to my books for quite some time.  I have been reading, just not blogging.  My little one is now three and my oldest is fourteen so I am starting to have a little more me time.  Hopefully, I can make the time that I want for the blog because I have definitely been missing it. So hear is what I am currently reading.  If there is a good book that you think I should read, please comment below.


The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins
(image) Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. “Jess and Jason,” she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost.

And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good?

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Sexy Saturday

Sat, 01 Nov 2014 14:00:00 +0000


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Hello...

Wed, 09 Jul 2014 03:32:00 +0000

Time has really gotten away from me again.  I could have sworn that I had posted something this year besides Happy New Year.  How rude of me!  But thanks so much for still being here!

My little one will be two next month so I am guessing things are back to normal or as normal as they are going to get.  I have actually found a little free time in my days-more like nights where I can read.  Oh how I have missed my lovely pages.

Sadly, I found out a little too late that my domain name was due because I had not been checking my blog email and I was not on automatic renew.  Whyyy?   So, I lost my .com and have to deal with the blogspot.com until I can figure out how to get my domain back.  Bummer, but I guess I will survive. 

In the meantime, I need to catch up.  What's hot, new, and a must read?  Comment below so I can start my new To Be Read stack.   (image)



Happy New Year!

Wed, 01 Jan 2014 10:08:00 +0000


Happy New Year Book Blogger Buddies!  I am hoping that this year brings me some sort of balance so that I can blog more often.  I miss you guys!(image)



Review: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Wed, 13 Nov 2013 18:02:00 +0000

Genre:   Fiction, Mystery SuspenseRead an excerptRelease Date:  June 2012Series: NonePublisher:  Crown Publishing GroupAuthor Website: Pages:  432Source: Purchased Rating:  Three Flowers Of LoveBook BlurbMarriage can be a real killer.On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn’t doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife’s head, but passages from Amy's diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media—as well as Amy’s fiercely doting parents—the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he’s definitely bitter—but is he really a killer?   As the cops close in, every couple in town is soon wondering how well they know the one that they love. With his twin sister, Margo, at his side, Nick stands by his innocence. Trouble is, if Nick didn’t do it, where is that beautiful wife? And what was in that silvery gift box hidden in the back of her bedroom closet?My ThoughtsOkay, so this is “The Book” that brought me out of my book drought.  If you have been sticking with the blog (thank you by the way), you can see that I’ve been off the map A Long Time.  After having my baby, I just couldn’t find the time to get any reading done.  I started this book in the earlier part of the year, couldn’t get into it so I got side tracked with life.  The only reason I picked it back up is because I kept hearing good reviews and the fact that a movie is being made, helped too.  So here’s my two cents…First of all, the beginning was a slow read so my attention fizzled. I could not get excited about their love story because their relationship just didn’t click for me.  I could tell that there were cracks so I held on for the fireworks.  Two things kept me reading:  1) the mystery-did he kill her or did she just say “screw this’ and disappear into a new life  and 2) the “crazy in love” act–these two were just crazy for no reason at all and I love a character that’s not afraid to show just how crazy they are.Usually, I have a favorite character for each book, but none for this one.  With Nick and Amy, I couldn’t decide who I wanted to sympathize with or who to hate.  Nick, I found so many reasons not to like him so let’s just say he was the poster child for who not to marry.   Amy was too perfect.  I just knew she was bipolar and Nick made it so easy for her to turn on him.  I just didn’t expect her to be so thorough with her revenge.  In the end, I decided to dislike them both.  Both were too selfish to let go when they knew their marriage was toxic.     The author did a fantastic job with the storyline, but I couldn’t bring myself to give it a higher rating.  There were good attention grabbing parts (Amy parts) but too many boring parts (Nick parts) and the ending threw me for a loop.  There was no explanation, no tidy clean up, just nothing.  I was left hanging.  If there is a part two, I will all over it, but for now, I want more Amy and Nick…Overall, I think the book is a good read.  It’s definitely something you could kick back and relax with.  Based on the mystery and suspense alone, I would recommend.   I can’t wait to see the movie.  Whoever is cast as Amy will have to nail it.  Her performance alone will be the[...]



Indie Author's Corner: Sarka-Jonae Miller Author Of Between Boyfriends

Mon, 11 Nov 2013 15:00:00 +0000

Today's Indie Author is Sarka-Jonae Miller.  Her new book, Between Boyfriends releases TODAY!  So if you love Chick Lit, here's something new to add to your To Be Read List.Meet Sarka-JonaeSárka-Jonae is a novelist, publicist, and journalist, among other “ists” there aren’t room for. Her novel writing career began with Between Boyfriends, an edgy chick-lit book for women who’ve been ”between boyfriends”, which is much cooler than being single.SJ is a graduate of Syracuse University. Before writing full-time, she was a personal trainer and massage therapist, helping people tone up, slim down, and chill out. In her free time, Sárka-Jonae loves to dance in flash mobs, in music videos, on speakers, or at home in her underwear. She practices kung fu and yoga, was briefly a Buddhist nun, and travels extensively for ”research”. She’s a huge animal lover and has been vegan since 1999. She’s committed to respectfully unveiling the truth about the horrific way factory farms abuse animals. SJ lives in San Diego with two cats and two dogs.Connect with Sarka-Jonae Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sarka-Jonae-Miller/168691386526181Twitter https://twitter.com/sarkajonaeWebsite http://www.sarkajonae.com/ Blog http://www.betweenboyfriendsblog.com/New Release:  Between BoyfriendsGenre:  Chicklit, New AdultPublisher: Booktrope  Release Date:  November 11, 2013 At first glance, twenty-one-year-old Jan Weston has it all: a gorgeous boyfriend, fun friends, and wealthy parents who take care of all those pesky credit card bills.Then her boyfriend dumps her, her friendships fall apart, and her parents cut her off. Suddenly without money, without a man, and without a plan, it's time for Jan to grow up.Determined to get her life back on track, Jan decides it's time to make it on her own. Can she find her way as a single lady in San Diego? Can she fix her friendships, her job prospects, and her hair? And can she keep her vow that she'll never date again, even after she meets a guy who just might be perfect for her?Buy Links:Amazon http://myBook.to/BetweenBoyfriendsPaperbackBarnes & Noble http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/between-boyfriends-sarka-jonae-miller/1106966541?ean=2940149010684Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12808569-between-boyfriendsLink to the Apple iBooks version coming soon.[...]



To Be Read Tuesdays

Tue, 05 Nov 2013 20:17:00 +0000


I finished with The Family Business so now I am on to the second book, Family Business 2..and it's getting good!  So, this is what I will be reading this week.  What's on your TBR?


The Family Business 2 by Carl Weber

Welcome to the world of Duncans. By day they are upstanding citizens running one of New York’s most respected car dealerships;but by night, they’re criminals who control most of the East Coast drug traffic. No matter whether they’re on their day or night jobs, one thing is true about the Duncans: there is never a dull moment to be found.
Baby momma drama takes over the Duncan clan, as there is still uncertainty about who has fathered the Duncan sisters’ new babies. Meanwhile, Orlando Duncan, the family’s new CEO and a man with his own baby momma problems, has just developed a new product that may make the millionaire Duncans into billionaires. Orlando only has one obstacle in front of him, and it’s not law enforcement or one of his family’s many rivals. It’s his mother, and she may be his most formidable opponent to date, because she’s making the family take sides.
Can a civil war within the Duncan family be averted before it tears them apart?
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Booksigning: Carl Weber

Sun, 03 Nov 2013 18:31:00 +0000

I finally got a chance to go to a book signing!  Yay!  I don't know why, but very few authors that I am interested in, come to Memphis so I was pretty excited.  I heard about it a few days before and of course I could not secure a babysitter, so I took the kiddies along.  Normally, taking the boys would have been a disaster, and I would have had to leave early, but all I had to do was turn my oldest on to the goodness of Starbucks and I had no problem.  Of course he spent all the money I gave him (the Double Chocolate Chip Frappucchino is his new best friend) but it kept him and his little brother quiet while I attended the signing.The featured author was Carl Weber.  Mr. Weber is a New York Times Best Selling author.  His recent books include The Family Business 2,  Torn Between Two Lovers, The Man In 3B-none of which I have read but are on my TBR.  I HAD a few of his book on my book shelf,  but my sister has confiscated those so I am still waiting to get them back. Anyhoo, Mr Weber was so down to earth.  He was very entertaining and very approachable.  The gathering was intimate-mostly ladies with a few men sprinkled in.  He answered questions, talked about the books, future books, and let us know a few of the books will be making television debts.  I had a great time, got my books signed, and got a pix.  Here are the photos of my day.  I have video, but I just can't figure out how to get it from my phone to the blog.  Hopefully, I will figure it out and get it uploaded...[...]



To Be Read Tuesdays

Tue, 29 Oct 2013 14:30:00 +0000


Guess who's back and feeling like reading and blogging?  Yes, I  have returned from my self imposed exile.  Just went to a book signing for this author, so this is what I will be reading.

The Family Business by Carl Weber
By day, the Duncans are an upstanding family who run a thriving car dealership in Queens. By night, they live a dangerous secret life! Carl Weber and Eric Pete deliver a thrilling underworld drama in The Family Business.L.C. Duncan, patriarch of the family, is at the age when he’s starting to think about retirement in sunny Florida. But the recession is taking a bite out of the business and, worrying more, he has to decide which of his children should take over. When his workaholic son Orlando gets the nod, Orlando’s siblings—including the favorite son Vegas, conniving daughter London, glamorous party girl Paris and flamboyant nightclub owner Rio—are up in arms. But so are the Zunigas, a rival family whose fragile business alliance with the Duncans may explode at any moment.When Vegas suddenly breaks away from the family, London’s lawyer husband, Harris, makes a play for the company and all hell breaks loose. Selling cars, it turns out, is only a small part of the Duncans’ family business. Each member of the family has a secret expertise to reveal. And now, under siege from the Mafia, Mexican drug cartels and the Zunigas, the Duncans will have to stick together—or die separately!(image)



MIA Update

Mon, 21 Jan 2013 06:46:00 +0000

Just a quick note to say hi to my readers.  Unfortunately, if it's not one thing it's another.  My baby is getting over this new strain of the flu.  It has hit pretty hard in the Memphis, TN area.  And it's been mostly small children. 

He's so young that it's not a whole lot of medication that he can take so he's just been soldiering through.  I've rubbed him down and slathering him up with whatever I could but he's been sick since the first part of the month.  Although he hasn't had any fever lately and he has been oked to go back to daycare, he is still congested and coughing, and not 100%. 

And in the mist of already feeling horrible, he just cut his first tooth!  WTF you said!?  Same thing I said when the dr told me what was going on.  He is not even five months old yet and his tooth has broken through the gum.  Slobbing, gnawing, pooping,  and crying galore.

So yeah, it's been chaos around my house and not a lot of time for reading.  And since he has been using me for his snot rag, I've caught the end of his sickness.  I took my flu shot  back in October so I didn't get the flu, but I still got sick.  As close as I was to all  the coughing and sneezing and in my face, I knew I was bound to come down with something.  I'm  a little better, probably at 70% but I'm bouncing back. 

My oldest son also took the flu shot and he's been a snot rag too but he has not come down with anything yet.  Hopefully it will miss him and we will feel better soon.  Until then, happy reading!(image)



Winner: For The Love Of Jazz By Elke Feur

Wed, 09 Jan 2013 01:38:00 +0000

 Thanks again to all that stopped by and showed support for Elke's new release.  Now for the winner.   NA Congrats, Na.  Please check your email.  You should have already received an email from Elke. Enjoy Connect With Elke :  WebsiteFacebookTwitterGoodreads Crimson Romance[...]



Sexy Saturday

Sat, 05 Jan 2013 15:00:00 +0000


THROWBACK...Oh snap!  Clint Eastwood was a hot piece of ass back in the day.  Who would have thunk it!

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Sexy Saturday

Sat, 29 Dec 2012 15:00:00 +0000

I...I...I can't say anything because my head is still cocked to the side oggling the view...NICE!!!

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Review: This Time Will Be Different by London Tracy

Thu, 27 Dec 2012 15:00:00 +0000

Genre:   RomanceRelease Date:  August 2012Series:  NonePublisher: Undercover PressAuthor Website:  http://www.londontracy.wordpress.comPages:  220 Source:  ARC From AuthorRating:  Three Flowers Of LoveBook BlurbTapping into the notion that some women continue to attract the same type of men, This Time Will Be Different" explores what happens when a woman against her better judgement, dates the same unavailable man from her past, with the hope that this time will be different. It's been a year since Ireland Jamison's heart was broken by Jay Evers, the man who refused to commit to her because of his on-again-off-again relationship with his high-school sweetheart. After licking her wounds, Ireland is ready and eager to fall in love once again, living by only one rule--never date an unavailable man. On the evening of Ireland's birthday, she stumbles upon a chance encounter with no one other than Jay Evers, and he is just as charming and irresistible as ever. There's just one problem--he is still semi-involved with his ex-girlfriend, and Ireland knows that giving in to him again could cost her yet another broken heart.This romantic drama serves up something sexy and provocative, proving that the road to love can be paved with many painful lessons and memorable moments. It's a story about paying attention to your past so that you don't always have to repeat it.My Thoughts       This Time Will Be Differentis one of those books that one could easily relate to. The story is a familiar one.  At one point in time, who hasn’t found themselves second guessing the possibilities of rekindling a past romance?  Especially if you thought that person may have been The One.   If my time had not have been so limited, I would have read this book in one setting.I was not fond of the main character Ireland because of the way the relationship ended.  In her case, I felt like she should have been going forward instead of backwards.  I’m all for second chances, but only if it’s worth it.  As sexy and charismatic as Jay was, he just wasn’t worth the energy.Although the book was a little predictable at times, I still think it’s worth a read.  I think I mainly wanted to read it to see what Ireland would do.  I rolled my eyes and shook my head at every decision she made, but I was happy with her final decision.Overall, I liked the story because it’s all about second chances and even though you want something bad, it’s not always good for you.  And I love it when the good guy gets the girl.Other Reviews Of This Book:GoodreadsShelfari[...]



Author and Book Spotlight Plus Giveaway: For The Love Of Jazz by Elke Feuer

Mon, 24 Dec 2012 15:00:00 +0000

For The Love Of Jazz by Elke FeuerOn Sale Today! Publisher: Crimson RomanceGenre:  Romance, Suspense Release Date:  December 24, 2012Book SummaryRestoration architect Josie Fagan takes on a project with lawyer and senator’s son, Patrick Pullman. It’s the perfect match. She needs his endorsement to save her business and he wants to restore his ancestral Chicago home. Love wasn’t part of her plan. Neither was being asked to stay at his home, haunted by ghosts, or discovering she has a claim to his home – which she adores. When she finds out his family may be responsible for her aunt’s disappearance fifty years ago, it's a race to unearth the truth before she loses not only her business and her heart, but her life. Patrick can’t deny his attraction to Josie and is willing to take a chance on love since his broken engagement a year earlier. Things become complicated when he learns of their family connection and her claim to the home he loves. He doesn’t believe in ghosts, or that his family is involved in her aunt’s disappearance, so insists they work together. But, when he starts seeing his uncle’s ghost, and threats are made on her life, he’s forced to confront the possibility his family could be responsible.The ghosts of their aunt and uncle forge a connection through them, but is what they feel love or just the ghosts living out their unfinished lives?About The AuthorElke lives in Grand Cayman with her husband and two kids. Reading, spending time with her family, traveling, and meeting people is her joy. Writing is her passion. She enjoys her job as a project manager, but her dream is to write full-time and stay home with her kids.  Jazz and salsa are her favorite music to write to. She sometimes wonders if she’s not Billie Holiday incarnate because of the strong connection she feels, along with the urge to sing jazz, but quickly remembers she’s too much of a chicken to get onstage. She pacifies the urge by dancing. Her favorite is salsa, however since having kids the only dancing she does is to get her daughter to sleep. She wrote her first story on a typewriter from her parents on her twelfth birthday, but it wasn’t until her twenties that she found the courage to send her work to publishers. She stumbled into writing suspense, and to her surprise found she enjoyed it, along with writing about serial killers. Elke is fascinated by them, and what motivates them to kill. She writes time travel, historical, and contemporary novels to even out her dark side. Connect With Elke : WebsiteFacebookTwitterGoodreadsCrimson RomanceGiveaway   Giveaway  Giveaway  Elke is giving away a Kindle copy of her new release, For The Love Of Jazz, to one lucky reader.  For your chance to win, simply post a comment below with your email address.  Entries without email addresses will not be counted.  Contest will end on Jan 5.  Winner will be notified by email and will have five days to claim their prize. [...]



To Be Read Tuesday

Tue, 27 Nov 2012 15:00:00 +0000

Here is what I will be reading this week.  Been had it on my TBR for a minute, but it promises to be a good read.

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Marriage can be a real killer.

   One of the most critically acclaimed suspense writers of our time, New York Times bestseller Gillian Flynn takes that statement to its darkest place in this unputdownable masterpiece about a marriage gone terribly, terribly wrong. The Chicago Tribune proclaimed that her work “draws you in and keeps you reading with the force of a pure but nasty addiction.” Gone Girl’s toxic mix of sharp-edged wit and deliciously chilling prose creates a nerve-fraying thriller that confounds you at every turn.


   On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn’t doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife’s head, but passages from Amy's diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media—as well as Amy’s fiercely doting parents—the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he’s definitely bitter—but is he really a killer?

   As the cops close in, every couple in town is soon wondering how well they know the one that they love. With his twin sister, Margo, at his side, Nick stands by his innocence. Trouble is, if Nick didn’t do it, where is that beautiful wife? And what was in that silvery gift box hidden in the back of her bedroom closet?
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Excuse Me While I Catch Up On My Twilight Saga....

Mon, 26 Nov 2012 15:00:00 +0000

Not long ago, and like everyone else, I was in love with the Twilight series.  I'm thinking that this ramped up my obsession with vampires (along with my Angel reruns-can't forget my first vampire luv).



I was introduced to the series via the movie.  I had never heard of the books, but once I saw the movie, I immediately went out and copped all four. Loved Edward in the movie, but hated Bella and Kristin Stewart for her weak acting skills.  BTW-I love learning about a series once it is complete so I read it back to back rather than waiting in agony for the next installment.

Anyhoo, back to hating Bella and loving Edward.  After reading the first book and comparing it to the movie, I was upset that it looked low budget cause it had soo much potential.  Why couldn't it have been directed by whoever did those Underworld movies?  Thankfully they dismissed the chick that directed the first movie and came up with each new installment.

New Moon was better, but not a lot.  Eclipse was better and got me on the band wagon again.  I didn't go to the movie to see the first three movies, I waited to they were on DVD-and then I borrowed rather than buy.  Breaking Dawn 1 and 2, different story.  I didn't go to the movies to see 1 nor will I go for 2, but both are bookshelf worthy and deserve some of my $$$.  I already have 1 and look forward to getting two.

Now if we could just get Stephanie Meyers to finish Midnight Sun, that book in Edward's point of view.  From what I read, I think it would be a best seller because I liked it much more than I liked in from Bella POV.  It was less whiny and probably would be more action packed.

I also wouldn't mind an update on Jake (who I am not fond of-Team Edward!!!) and Renesmee.  I think that would make a hot romance novel...but it probably needs to be written by someone who isn't afraid to detail the hot smuttiness of vampire and werewolf love.(image)



Sexy Saturday

Sat, 24 Nov 2012 15:00:00 +0000

Doctor, Doctor...I need mouth to mouth!  If my doctor looked like this, I think I'd be sick...a lot.

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Get It Poppin Friday

Fri, 23 Nov 2012 15:00:00 +0000

Fridays are my unwind days.  At 5'oclock, I call it a day, forget about the work week and concentrate on relaxing...or getting it poppin for the weekend.  So, I will be posting a music video just for chillaxing (chilling and relaxing).

I find myself randomly singing this song a lot.  And it never fails to remind me of Katniss from The Hunger Games.  I skipped the one with the Nicki Manaj rap, Nicki is okay, but the rap just made absolutely no sense and it didn't even fit into the song. 

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2013 Romantic Suspense Reading Challenge

Thu, 22 Nov 2012 08:25:00 +0000

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Alright, alright, alright, alright...I am going to attempt to take on some reading challenges in an effort to get my reading groove back.  This is the first challenge that I have signed up for 2013 and it's hosted by The Book Vixen.  I have always love romance books and I recently I have gotten hooked on mystery suspense.  So this is a good way to get the best of both worlds.



I have not picked out my books yet, so as I run across them I will post them here and as I read them, I will post a link to each review.  In the meantime if you'd like to sign up, here are the dets.

Reading Challenge Details:
  • Runs January 1, 2013 – December 31, 2013 (books read prior to 1/1/2013 do not count towards the challenge). You can join at anytime. Sign up on The Book Vixen’s blog.
  • The goal is to read 13 romantic suspense novels in ‘13.
  • Books can be any format (bound, ebook, audio).
  • Novellas that are at least 100 pages in length, as well as full-length novels, will count for this reading challenge.
  • Re-reads and crossovers from other reading challenges are allowed.
  • Grab the reading challenge button and post this reading challenge on your blog to track your progress. Please include a link back to this sign-up post so others can join the reading challenge too. You do not have to be a book blogger to participate; you can track your progress on Goodreads or LibraryThing.  


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Indie Author's Corner

Tue, 20 Nov 2012 15:00:00 +0000

Calling All Indie Authors


Indie authors are hot right now and I have had a lot of review requests so I have decided to dedicate a corner of my bookshelf to spotlighting these awesome authors and their books.  

If you are an independent author or a publicist for an independent author that wants to be featured, please visit the  Indie Author's Corner page.
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