29 November 2018

Review || Vlad by Stacey Rourke

(Veiled, #2) Publication date: November 25th 2018 Genres: Adult, Urban Fantasy
History believes me to be a merciless savage. A terror upon the Earth known as The Impaler. Archaic lore whispers I am the first of the vampire lineage.
These claims … are all painted in bloody truth.
Now, while the world watches in fear, a war is brewing. Humans are targeting vampires in merciless attacks to force us back into the shadows.
They woke me to be their weapon.

They know not my loathing for my own kind.

Even I cannot say for certain whose side I’m on.

I have bowed before the alter of darkness rooted in the Nosferatu bloodline. Been forced to drink of its bitter sacrament. They refer to me as The Son of The Dragon, and I laugh. For I, alone, know that malevolent essence is one no man could ever tame.

27 November 2018

Review || Lurking in the Woods by Annie Stryker

Lurking in the Woods by Anne StrykerBryn Kolt can’t seem to stay put—or perhaps she can’t seem to find what she’s looking for. Traveling the country ever since cancer took her mother five years ago, Bryn has yet to fill the ache death left behind.

When her grandmother wills her a cabin, she isn’t expecting to discover the old woman’s ramblings about magic are true. But sure enough, Rhyeos, a shadow wolf guardian, enters her life as casually as if he had always been there, bringing with him the promise of adventure.

Soon there’s more for Bryn to dwell on than the flirty Guardian of the Forest’s advances, however. Somewhere deep in the magical world Beyond a villain known as The Beast threatens to tip the balance toward darkness. What’s worse? He wants to meet her.


26 November 2018

It's Monday. What Are You Reading? #17

It's Monday. What are you reading?

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is a meme hosted by The Book Date. This meme lets you show fellow readers what you have read, what you are reading, and what you will be reading.

Hey ya'll! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving. 

I took an extra couple of days before the holiday so I ended up with a week off. 
I'd like to say my lack of reading this week was due to business from the holiday but really it wasn't. It was from me being addicted to playing Horizon New Dawn on PS4. It's not often that I find a game that keeps my interest very long, but this one is doing it in a very bad, stay in pjs, and don't leave the house way.  My husband worked all week, so what else was I going to do? Clean house? I don't think so. *grins*

Don't get me wrong. I did put on makeup and real clothes on at least half of those days. We helped serve Thanksgiving at a local horse sanctuary that is dedicated to helping veterans with PTSD. Our motorcycle association (CVMA) has picked them as one of our charities to support in the coming year. It was our first time there, but won't be our last. There were 130 people that came together; Veterans, veteran motorcycle groups like CVMA and Rolling Thunder, and a multitude of volunteers. It was a great place to be. 

Our own family decided to forgo the traditional Thanksgiving and just have dinner out last weekend. That was a nice change of pace, though my husband was very sad that there were no leftovers in the fridge. He came home the day after Thanksgiving and cooked turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing and green beans! Silly man!

I'm not looking forward to tomorrow after a week off but I know we'll get through it. Hope you have a good week.
Happy reading!


23 November 2018

Dragonshadow

(Heartstone Series) Adult, Historical Fantasy, Fantasy Retelling - Harper Voyager -November 20, 2018
The author of Heartstone once again infuses elements of Jane Austen’s beloved novel with her own brand of magic in this addictive fantasy that brings back sparring lovers Aliza and Alastair: fierce warriors who match wits, charm, and swords as they fight an epic war to save their world.

The Battle of North Fields is over—or so Aliza Bentaine, now a Daired, fervently wants to believe. But rumors are spreading of an unseen monster ravaging the isolated Castle Selwyn on the northern border of the kingdom. When she and Alastair are summoned from their honeymoon by the mysterious Lord Selwyn, they must travel with their dragon Akarra through the Tekari-infested Old Wilds of Arle to answer his call.

And they are not alone on this treacherous journey. Shadowing the dragonriders is an ancient evil, a harbinger of a dark danger of which the Worm was only a foretaste. And soon Aliza realizes the terrible truth: the real war is only beginning.

21 November 2018

Review || Nectar and Ambrosia by E.M. Hamill






Callie, a Classics major, flees home to protect her family from a monster straight out of mythology. Visions lead her to Nectar and Ambrosia: the weirdest pub on Earth, where inter-dimensional travelers with attention seeking issues get drunk in between the A-list celebrity lives they create. They can't pretend to be gods anymore—not since a treaty with the current Supreme Deity promising they won't intervene in human affairs.


The Doorkeeper of this threshold, Florian, rides herd on the rowdy Amaranthine and offers her shelter and a job. Callie likes the lonely, mysterious bartender more than she should. For Florian, her presence is a ray of light in the gray monotony of his sentence behind the bar, but he keeps a cautious distance—the truth of how he became Doorkeeper could change Callie's perception of him forever.