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Jan
12

Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: My Wild Irish Dragon by Ashlyn Chase

Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: My Wild Irish Dragon by Ashlyn Chase Welcome to my weekly feature that focuses on audiobooks. It’s time to… Audiobook review: Boston Dragons Series Book: My Wild Irish Dragon Author: Ashlyn Chase Narrator: Felicity Munroe Audio Speed: 1.25x Series: Boston Dragons #2 Genre: Paranormal Romance Source: Author My Wild Irish Dragon Chloe wants to stay in America rather than return to her solitary life in rural Ireland. She’s worked hard to become a U.S. citizen, and now she wants to help others and her adopted community by becoming a firefighter. As a dragon, she’s well suited for the job. She cannot burn and is preternaturally strong. She just has to learn how to fit in and how not to over do...
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Jan
10

Author Guest Post: Kathryn Hills (Haunting Highland House)

Author Guest Post: Kathryn Hills (Haunting Highland House) Kathryn Hills is here today to share a bit about her paranormal romance title, Haunting Highland House (Wild Rose Press, October 19, 2016). She’s brought along main character Samantha Merrill to tell us more. Please welcome Kathryn and Samantha! Hey there, Samantha Merrill here from Haunting Highland House, Kathryn Hills’ debut novel in the Time Traveler’s Journey series. I’m a time traveler on a mission, yet at first I was reluctant to go. More of an accidental time crasher, I feel like I’m driving without a license or catching the red-eye from LaGuardia to who knows where. Is anyone ready to travel if they don’t know when or where they’re going?...
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Jan
9

Review: Hooked on Trouble by Kelly Siskind

Review: Hooked on Trouble by Kelly Siskind Hooked on Trouble Author: Kelly Siskind Reviewer: Jen Rating: B/B- What I’m Talking About: It’s been sixteen months since Raven and Nico shared something special that fateful night in Aspen, and now that she’s living in his city, she needs to forgive his broken promises and move on. With a fresh start in Vancouver, Raven plans to find a job she loves, start a planning business with her two best friends, and find her older sister, Rose, who left home 17 years ago when Raven was only nine. Nico acknowledges that Raven has every reason to be pissed and hold a grudge after he promised not to hurt her back...
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Jan
6

#FitReaders Check-In: January 6, 2017

#FitReaders Check-In: January 6, 2017 Welcome to #FitReaders!! Felicia the Geeky Blogger and I are super excited to be co-hosting this fitness-oriented group for another year! Felicia is hosting check-ins from January – March, 2017, and you’ll find check-ins every Friday at her blog. I’ll still have weekly check-ins here as well. If you have any questions about #FitReaders, you can leave them in the comment section or email me at twimom227(at)gmail(dot)com. New to #FitReaders? FitReaders is an easy-going support group for those who want to improve or maintain their overall health. We encourage walking, running, strength training, yoga, and any other type of movement that is best for your body, health, and lifestyle. We offer blog posts and check-ins...
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Jan
5

Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: Side Jobs by Jim Butcher

Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: Side Jobs by Jim Butcher Welcome to my weekly feature that focuses on audiobooks. It’s time to… Audiobook review: Dresden Files Series Book: Side Jobs Author: Jim Butcher Narrator: James Marsters Audio Speed: 1.5x Series: Dresden Files #12.5 Genre: Urban Fantasy / Mystery Source: library loan Side Jobs After the cliffhanger-esque ending of Changes, I wasn’t sure I wanted to sift through a “side story” rather than going straight to the next book to find out what becomes of Harry. However, I am so glad I took the time to listen to this wonderful anthology from the Dresden Files. The book contains a set of mostly previously released short stories and novellas, ranging chronologically from before the first Dresden book up to...
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Jan
4

Author Guest Post: Jeffe Kennedy

Author Guest Post: Jeffe Kennedy Please help me welcome Jeffe Kennedy to That’s What I’m Talking About. She’s here today celebrating her newest release, The Edge of the Blade (The Uncharted Realms #2, Kensington Publishing, December 27, 2016). If you haven’t picked up her amazing fantasy romance books, I strongly urge you to right away! From Jeffe: Hi Jen and everyone! It’s always a treat to visit one of my favorite blogs and I particularly enjoy popping in to answer Jen’s questions. Today, as I’m talking about the just released THE EDGE OF THE BLADE, she asked me how my heroine Jepp, became a leading lady. Amusingly enough, in the same way she became...
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Jan
3

Review: One Fell Sweep by Ilona Andrews

Review: One Fell Sweep by Ilona Andrews One Fell Sweep Author: Ilona Andrews Reviewers: Jen & Una Rating: A- What We’re Talking About: Opening three days after the conclusion of the previous book and just days before Christmas, an unauthorized Ku alien makes a ruckus in Dina’s neighborhood, bringing word to Dina that her sister is in grave trouble and needs help. And that’s just the start of Dina’s troubles. Soon she finds herself in the middle of a holy war, with her guests the primary target. One Fell Sweep is another exciting tale set in the wholly original world of the Innkeepers. The unique mythology, complex plotlines, and captivating characters draw us further into this world...
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Jan
2

Review: Kill Without Shame by Alexandra Ivy

Review: Kill Without Shame by Alexandra Ivy Kill Without Shame Author: Alexandra Ivy Reviewer: Jen Rating: B+ What I’m Talking About: Five soldiers became five brothers when they were held in Taliban prison for weeks of brutal torture. It’s been over two years since returning from the war, and now the men run a successful security firm in Texas. Lucas St. Clair, hostage negotiator, comes from a wealthy, well-connected family who expected him to be a big-wig statesman. Yet after his time as a POW, Lucas left his manipulative family for his brothers-in-arms, founding ARES Security. However, when high school friend Anthony “Tony” Hughes was murdered near ARES offices, Lucas is drawn back to his hometown...
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Dec
30

#FitReaders Check-In: December 30, 2016

#FitReaders Check-In: December 30, 2016 Welcome to #FitReaders!! HAPPY ALMOST NEW YEAR!!! Felicia the Geeky Blogger and I loved co-hosting this fitness-oriented group this year and will be doing it again in 2017! Be sure to head over to Felicia’s tomorrow to sign up for JANUARY! If you have any questions about #FitReaders, you can leave them in the comment section or email me at twimom227(at)gmail(dot)com. Important links: The December Virtual 5k and 10k Race Series + 1 mile Fun Run finish line (for after you complete the “race”)** #FitReaders information page #FitReaders 101 Facebook Group **Don’t forget if you completed 10 virtual “races” this year (and you still have time to get them) to email Felicia your address: felicia(at)geekybloggersbookblog(dot)com...
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Dec
29

Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: The Magnolia Story by Chip & Joanna Gaines

Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: The Magnolia Story by Chip & Joanna Gaines Welcome to my weekly feature that focuses on audiobooks. It’s time to… Audiobook review: Non-Fiction Book: The Magnolia Story Author: Chip & Joanna Gaines Narrators: Chip & Joanna Gaines Audio Speed: 1.25x Series: n/a Genre: Biography Source: purchased The Magnolia Story I LOVE HGTV’s husband and wife team of Chip and Joanna Gaines. My kids and I watch their show to see not only Joanna’s beautiful designs and Chip’s outrageous antics, but mostly because the couple and their family exude wholesome, uplifting family goodness. Upon discovering their biography, narrated by the couple, I had to listen, and I’m so thankful I did. Chip and Joanna are beautiful people inside and out....
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