Saturday, May 18, 2013

Wild Montana Sky by Debra Holland

Wild Montana Sky  (Montana Sky, 1)Wild Montana Sky by Debra Holland
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was the first true romance novel that I have ever read. I am glad that this was the first one that I have read. This book is a historical romance that is set in the late 1800's. Debra paints a picture of the wild west, and of 19th century Boston. You can see the homes that they live in, and how they dress. I get mad at Genia and Laurance because of the way that they treat Elizabeth. Nick is the cowboy that wants to be loved, and only has eyes for Elizabeth. Mr. Livingston wants to have Elizabeth, but only to place her in a bird cage and clip her wings. Pamela is Elizabeth's best friend who saves her from the life that she was living. She introduces Elizabeth to the way that she lives and how carefree she really is. The ranch life starts to agree with Elizabeth. There are the normal trials and tribulations of living in the Wild West. I am very glad that I got this book, and I am also glad that I read this book! I can't wait to read the other books in the series!

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Thursday, May 16, 2013

Kitchen Affairs by Brooke Cumberland

Kitchen Affairs (Riverside Trilogy #1)Kitchen Affairs by Brooke Cumberland
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I bought this book because it was $.99!! I mean who doesn't love a book that is $.99? Brooke touches on a subject that is more common that we know. No not the rich and famous, the employee falls for the employer. I read some of the reviews to get what people had thought of the book before I read the book. Some of the reviews that I had read stated that they couldn’t follow the story at all, they felt that it was too jumpy and didn’t make any sense. Well, I felt like I was reading (or watching cuz I have a very active imagination) a Quentin Tarantino script/movie/book. It flowed very well and it made sense when there were flash backs. This is not a slam on Brooke at all, I love anything that Tarantino does. You have to have flashbacks in the book so you can understand where Molly is coming from and why she is the way that she is. Molly has a heart that is full of love, but she is very guarded about who she gives it to. She has known what it feels like to lose someone that you love. Drake has a reputation that precedes him, and Molly knows who is he is; she has done her homework. Yet, she feels something for him. Drake is the same way, he’s done his homework on Molly and knows she is different that all the others. The love that Brooke has put into the book just flows off of the pages. There is passion and love. A love that is epic. I did get upset and started yelling at the book that Molly was being stupid and not thinking. But that was very short lived. There is tons of hot, steamy sex in this book, it just shows that the two characters are very much into each other, like they are teenagers in high school that can’t keep their hands off each other. Brooke is a fantastic writer and I can’t wait to read more of her work!!

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Saturday, May 11, 2013

Falling into You by Jasinda Wilder

Falling Into You (Falling #1)Falling Into You by Jasinda Wilder
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I'm one of those people that loves to read, and I wanted to read this book ever since I met Jasinda. I went to Amazon and read the reviews, yes I do that, but despite the reviews that said don't read or don't buy, I bought AND read the book in a day. The people that wrote the "don't buys" and the "don't reads" have no clue what they are talking about. I'm sure they didn't even read the book, just read the synopsis of what it was about. Jasinda writes about a few heavy topics in her book, young love, dying, cutting, living, losing, etc...In some instances I can relate to this book many tears fell during a couple of spots in this book, did that stop me from reading it? Hell no!! I kept reading, I wanted to find out what was happening next. I got mad at Nell for turning to the bottle and cutting, and running away. But, I also knew where she was coming from (no not the cutting). There is a place in this book that I was crying so hard that I had to re-read the entire chapter twice just to see what I was actually reading. I would recommend this book to anyone that has lost someone, and didn't know what to do next. I would recommend this book to everyone that has ever loved someone (that pretty much means everyone. Jasinda puts emotion on to the pages, and makes a reader think and show that emotion. She is an excellent writer and I can't wait until Falling into Us comes out!!

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Friday, May 10, 2013

Kill Shot by Liliana Hart

Kill ShotKill Shot by Liliana Hart
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Liliana is a very versatile author. She can write about anything and it is going to be a best seller. Kill Shot deals with some very real situations. This book will make you cry, be mad as hell, and feel love and joy. There wasn't a moment in this book that I wasn't trying to hurry to the next page. I wanted to read every word and make sure that I knew where the story was going. It is fast-paced in the parts of the book that it needed to be fast paced, and in the parts where it needed to slow down it did just that.

"We're going to do it right this time. There are still going to be trouble spots ahead of us. But we'll do it together. No more running for either of us..." You can fell the love that Liliana has written in this book. You would be wrong for not purchasing this book!!! If there were more than 5 stars I would give them!

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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Redesigned by Denise Grover Swank

Redesigned (Off the Subject #2)Redesigned by Denise Grover Swank
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Caroline always knew what she wanted in a man: handsome, wealthy, and getting a degree that was going to make a ton of money, everything that Reed Pendergraft isn't. They butt head, have arguments, and can't stand what being around each other does to them. Denise has written a book that will have ALL of your emotions going either at the same time or at different times. You will go through hate, anger, love, crying, sad, happy, pity, sympathy, disgust, excitement, etc...This is a book that you ware going to want to read multiple times. Denise will make you cry and love each of the characters all at the same time. Reed brings the sexy out in math, and makes majoring in math even hotter. I want to start this book again, and again. Denise makes you want to read, she grabs you by the shirt and pulls you into a storage room, until she is done with you, then brings you back in for more!

****I received and ARC in return for an honest review*****

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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

The Indie Voice Cocktails and Appetizers

     So, last Thursday night, Holly and I were invited to attend a soiree down at Pierpont's in Union Station Kansas City, MO. Now, we live in Missouri, born and raised here all of our lives, and never in the 31 years that I have been living had I had a day like 5/2/2013. Started off by taking my daughter to school, I was wearing flip flops because I got up late and was rushing to get Brooklynn in the car and to We Care. I step outside and HOLY HELL IT WAS FUCKING COLD!!!! Not only cold, but it was spitting this cold crap and white crap. The white crap was snow. SNOW!!!!!!!! IN MAY!!!!! OK, so like I said at the beginning, never in the 31 year of me being alive had I experienced snow this late in the Spring season. I pick Holly up and we head downtown. I know I was really excited, and scared all at the same time. I was going to meet authors, not just that, but I was going to be in the presence of women that follow their dreams everyday! So I stash my fan girl giddies in the car and act all cool and calm and what not. We pull on to the highway and people are driving 25 mph; remember the snow? Yeah it was coming down is huge white, fluffy, fat, wet, heavy flakes. Drivers in Missouri were afraid of the snow. This is normal for the idiots that drive here, we get a rain drop and a good portion of the drivers forget how to drive in the rain. It snows, and it is like the world is ending. Finally past the dumb dumbs' that are driving too slow for me (like I said 25 mph), Holly and I are on our way FINALLY!!!! We pull into Union Station and get out, snow still falling like big puffy pillows, and we get inside Union Station. OK here is when the fan girl starts to rise up again. We get inside the elevator and two other people join us, little did Holly or I know at the time but we were in the elevator with Jana DeLeon. The first person that I see when we get off the elevator was Denise Grover Swank!!! OK, so now Holly and I are calming down, we know Denise from being on her street team, and from a previous book signing. We then meet Heather Smith, she is Denise's right hand woman and assistant. We grab our alcohol, peruse the gathering, drool over the food, and start to chill out. As Holly and I were people watching, a very strange woman comes and stands too close for comfort to us. She was almost in our little bubble. We say hi, she goes on about how she want's to apologize for the weather to everyone, and she leaves. We go and fill our plates, go and stand next to Heather, we see Trisha Leigh and say hello, and then the fun starts. We were introduced to Stormy, Emily, and Tristian (sorry if I spelled your name wrong!!!). From there, we meet Jane Graves, Jasinda Wilder, Debra Holland, Dorian Kelly, Liliana Hart, and Colleen Gleason (If I forgot anyone I am so very sorry I still love you!!). There were mentions of this is sanitizer, not lube, and pictures of our butts (no not bare), and there was something about anal bleaching. We had a blast. We didn't want it to end, but then the end came. We got our goody bags, and look inside at the goodies. BOOKS!!!!!!!! So being natural fans, we pull them out and wonder if it was OK if we got them autographed... OH Who cares!!! We get them signed gave hugs, became friends on Facebook and said out good byes. So, now what happens? We wait until we can get together again next year in New Orleans, and have even more fun in the Big Easy! 

***The woman that was in the elevator with Jana DeLeon was Barbara Vey, a book blogger for Publishers Weekly***

Sunday, May 5, 2013

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I gave this to Myles last night for his teeth and he was so much better after 30 min. He was acting like himself again.
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