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May
23

Review: Song of Blood & Stone by L. Penelope

Review: Song of Blood & Stone by L. Penelope Song of Blood & Stone Author: L. Penelope Reviewer: Jen Rating: B What I’m Talking About: In the days of old, a Lord and Lady arrived from a distant, dying world. Upon their arrival, they used their Earthsong magic to bring life to the withered land. The Lord and Lady and their nine children lived among the native cave dwellers and eventually, the children mated with the original inhabitants. Their offspring were either Earthsingers, or Silents (those without magic). Many centuries later, the two lands are at constant war, with only a magical wall helping keep the peace.  Jasminda lives in Elsira and is the daughter of an Elsiran...
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May
20

Sunday Snippets: Venom in the Veins by Jennifer Estep

Sunday Snippets: Venom in the Veins by Jennifer Estep  About the Book Venom in The Veins Author:  Jennifer Estep Publisher:   Self-published Release Date:  June 12, 2018 Series:  Elemental Assassin #17 Genre:  Urban Fantasy Purchase links: Amazon Kindle: https://amzn.to/2vR5Xss  Barnes & Noble ebook: https://tinyurl.com/y93uzs4r Google Play: https://tinyurl.com/ycgyxkcq iBooks: https://tinyurl.com/y8ybw9su Kobo: https://tinyurl.com/ybqw5gsy Smashwords: https://tinyurl.com/y7s5o4lu Snippet: “Tonight is going to be awesome.” I looked over at Finnegan Lane, my foster brother. “Really? Why is that?” He grinned. “Because we’re eating at the most expensive restaurant in Ashland, and I’m not paying for it.” I rolled my eyes. “Only you would judge the quality of a meal by how much it impacts your wallet.” Finn’s grin widened. “What can I say? I’m a total food...
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May
18

Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: 3 Wishes by Peggy Jaeger

Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: 3 Wishes by Peggy Jaeger Welcome to our feature that focuses on audiobooks. It’s time to… Audiobook review: 3 Wishes Author: Peggy Jaeger Narrator:  Nicole Blessing Audio Speed: 1.5x Series: Candy Hearts Romance universe Genre: Contemporary Romance, novella Source: Author 3 Wishes is a cute, short story about dreams coming true. Chloe has always believed in wishes ever since a young age when she had an Aladdin-themed birthday. Every year she makes three wishes, hoping for the man of her dreams to come into her life. Suddenly on the eve of her thirtieth birthday, her wishes may come true. Overall, I enjoyed this quick story about falling in love at (near) first sight. It’s cute and cozy...
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May
18

#FitReaders Update: May 18, 2018

#FitReaders Update: May 18, 2018 Welcome to #FitReaders!! Felicia the Geeky Blogger and I are super excited to be co-hosting this fitness-oriented group for another year! If you have any questions about #FitReaders, you can leave them in the comment section or email me at twimom227(at)gmail(dot)com. Info: #FitReaders information page #FitReaders 101 Facebook Group I check in here every Friday, but my fitness week is Monday – Sunday. So my check-ins are always about a week behind. Last Week (May 7 – May 13, 2018): Even though I had a couple of big eating days (Celebrating my girl’s dance recital on Friday; Mother’s Day with steak and lobster on Sunday!), and I had a beer or glass of...
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May
17

Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: Witch Slapped by Danielle Garrett

Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: Witch Slapped by Danielle Garrett Welcome to our feature that focuses on audiobooks. It’s time to… Audiobook review: Witch Slapped Author: Danielle Garrett Narrator: Amanda Ronconi Audio Speed: 1.5x Series: Beechwood Harbor Magic Mysteries #3 Genre: Paranormal Mystery Source: Tantor Audio Witch Slapped takes listeners back to the coastal town of Beechwood Harbor and the adventures of resident witch, Holly Boldt. The holidays are approaching and Holly’s shifter boyfriend Adam shares the news that his parents are coming to town. And if that isn’t stressful enough, Holly’s SPA agent moves into the manor, working on a secret investigation. Unfortunately, Holly’s thriving potions business isn’t entirely legal, and she is worried he’ll discover the truth and send her to...
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May
14

Review: Awaken Me by Farrah Rochon

Review: Awaken Me by Farrah Rochon Awaken Me Author: Farrah Rochon Reviewer: Jen Rating: B+ What I’m Talking About: None of the Holmes’ siblings take Reid very seriously, and he’s done nothing to try and change their minds about him. But when he wakes next to yet another beautiful woman who’s name he can’t remember, he realizes it’s time for a life change. And when he meets Holmes Construction newest employee, he realizes Brooklyn is someone worth changing for. Brooklyn blames herself for the closing of her dad’s company, and now she’s going to work twice as hard for Holmes Construction to help pay for her dad’s medical bills. But even though she’s the best at...
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May
13

Sunday Snippet: Harbinger by Emily Meredith

Sunday Snippet: Harbinger by Emily Meredith  About the Book Harbinger Author:  Emily Meredith Publisher:   Self-published Released:  March 13, 2018 Genre:  Paranormal Romance Purchase links:  Amazon Goodreads link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/37515866 Snippet: Aamon narrowed his eyes on Annabel as she let out a deep sigh and stared at the paper still threaded through the typewriter. She sat cross-legged in front of it, absently chewing on her bottom lip as her gaze bore a hole through the words. She was hopeless. Beyond hopeless, in fact. She was a liability. That a**hole had left over twenty minutes ago. Twenty minutes and she still had yet to get up, walk across the room, and lock the door behind him. Instead, she sat there...
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May
11

#FitReaders Update: May 11, 2018

#FitReaders Update: May 11, 2018 Welcome to #FitReaders!! Felicia the Geeky Blogger and I are super excited to be co-hosting this fitness-oriented group for another year! If you have any questions about #FitReaders, you can leave them in the comment section or email me at twimom227(at)gmail(dot)com. Info: #FitReaders information page #FitReaders 101 Facebook Group I check in here every Friday, but my fitness week is Monday – Sunday. So my check-ins are always about a week behind. Last Week (April 30 – May 6, 2018): More of the same. Exercise going pretty well. I made it back to yoga. Eating/drinking not going as well. Weight pretty much stable. My Movement*: Monday: 60 minutes yoga + 35 minutes walking,...
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May
10

Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: Off Kilter by Hannah Reed

Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: Off Kilter by Hannah Reed Welcome to our feature that focuses on audiobooks. It’s time to… Audiobook review: Off Kilter Author: Hannah Reed Narrator:  Angela Dawe Audio Speed: 1.25x Series: Scottish Highlands Mystery #1 Genre: Contemporary, Cozy Mystery Source: Tantor Audio Eden Elliot has had a crappy year. Her husband divorced her and her mom died. So best friend, best-selling romance author, Ami Pederson, sent Eden on a 6-month vacation to a small town in the Scottish Highlands, and won’t take no for an answer. Eden not only needs the relaxation, but she’s under contract to write her own romance novel, which happens to be set in the Highlands.  On the plane, Eden befriends Vicki MacBride who...
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May
7

Review: Hawkyn by Larissa Ione

Review: Hawkyn by Larissa Ione Hawkyn Author: Larissa Ione Reviewer: Jen Rating: C+ What I’m Talking About: Hawkyn is a special earth-bound angel known as a Memitim, and his job is to protect his Primori: humans, who for whatever reason, are destined to make an impact on all humankind. Hawkyn has lived centuries under the strict heavenly rules, waiting for the day he can ascend and sit on the Memitim Council so he can make changes to their archaic ways. But when he steps in to protect Aurora from his serial killer Primori, Hawkyn begins to stray from the path. Aurora is a Wytch; the fabled species that is a mix of human witch...
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