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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
16

Review: The Thief by J.R. Ward

Review: The Thief by J.R. Ward The Thief Author: J.R.Ward Reviewer: Una Rating: B What I’m Talking About: The Thief is the sixteenth novel in the Black Dagger Brotherhood (BDB) series.  Though some overarching plot lines are resolved and/or made more convoluted, it was as gripping and intriguing as I’ve come to expect.   Suffice to say, The Thief resolves the romantic plot lines between Assail (drug/arms dealing vampire) and Marisol (aka Sola the human thief).  However the new threat that Throe presents is only intensified in this novel as we learn more about his plot as well as the origin of power.  As always with this series, there are multiple plot lines running through...
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May
16

Review: Dark Queen by Faith Hunter

Review: Dark Queen by Faith Hunter Dark Queen Author: Faith Hunter Reviewer: B. Rating: A- What I’m Talking About: As what was initially intended to be the final Jane Yellowrock title, Dark Queen had a lot of expectations to live up to. And I think it did so very well. This story moves incredibly fast, especially towards the end, making it at once a little difficult to keep up with in places, as well as the most thrilling of these stories to date.  One of my favorite thing about this series is that Jane has never escaped having to deal with the consequences of her actions. She has made a lot of mistakes, and learned...
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May
15

Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: Full Moon Howl by Orlando A. Sanchez

Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: Full Moon Howl by Orlando A. Sanchez Welcome to our feature that focus on audiobooks. It’s time to… Audiobook Review: Full Moon Howl Author:  Orlando A. Sanchez Narrator:  Kevin T. Collins Audio Listening Speed: 1.5x Series: Montague & Strong Case Files #2 Genre: Urban Fantasy/Detective Source: Tantor Audio This second installment in the Montague and Strong Detective Agency series was just as nail-bitingly exciting and humorous as the previous novel.  Though we learn a bit more about Monty, we still do not have the whole story behind Simon.   Full Moon Howl begins as a simple case of a sick werewolf but quickly morphs into something far more sinister; revenge against Monty and all those deemed unnatural. ...
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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
9

Review: Lock Nut by JL Merrow

Review: Lock Nut by JL Merrow Lock Nut Author: JL Merrow Reviewer: B. Rating: B What I’m Talking About: As they merge the rest of their lives, working together should be a natural progression of things for recently affianced Tom Paretski and Phil Morrison. And, that seems to be the case, at least, until a favor for a friend of a friend results in yet another dead body. Now, with tensions rising at home as well as in the field, their happily ever after may not be as certain as they thought. In this final addition to The Plumber’s Mate Mysteries, Tom and Co. (i.e. the survivors to date) are all back and gearing up...
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May
8

Review: The Hookup By Erin McCarthy

Review: The Hookup By Erin McCarthy The Hookup Author: Erin McCarthy Reviewer: Nima Rating: A What I’m Talking About: Erin McCarthy is not an entirely new author to me.  I have read and enjoyed—some more than others, several of her contributions to anthologies.  So I’m not sure why I haven’t read a full length novel from her before given that she’s a solid romance writer with multiple titles and series under her belt.  From what I have read, her writing has a certain intensity about it, but that intensity totally shines in The Hookup, the first installment in the Jordan Brothers Series. In this book, McCarthy uses her intensity to accomplish the seemingly impossible in...
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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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May
6

Sunday Snippet: A Fistful of Frost by Rebecca Chastain

Sunday Snippet: A Fistful of Frost by Rebecca Chastain  About the Book A Fistful of Frost Author:  Rebecca Chastain Publisher:   Mind Your Muse Books Released:  May 8, 2018 Series:   Madison Fox #3 Genre:  Urban Fantasy Author contact links:  BookBub, Facebook, Goodreads, Instagram, Twitter, Website Purchase links:  Amazon Snippet: Inspector Pamela Hennessey leaned close, shouting to be heard above the enthusiastic marching band pounding its way across the football field. “Remember what I said, Madison: Show me you’re in control of the pooka. Take charge. You’re not helping Jamie by being soft.” Avoiding her eyes, I nodded, keenly aware of Jamie standing less than three feet from us. With luck, he hadn’t heard her over the bleating trumpets. We stood against a retaining wall on...
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