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#FitReaders Check-In: August 1..

Posted August 16, 2019 by Jen in #FitReaders
#FitReaders Check-In: August 16, 2019

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. Most of our support is done via our Facebook Group. I will post my weekly check-in posts […]

Review: Kingdom of Exiles by M..

Posted August 15, 2019 by Jen in Rating B, reviews, romance, sci-fi/fantasy
Review: Kingdom of Exiles by Maxym Martineau

Kingdom of Exiles Author: Maxym Martineau Reviewer: Jen Rating: B- What I’m Talking About: Kingdom of Exiles is the first book in the new Beast Charmer fantasy-romance series set in a world where Charmers have the ability to tame and control wide-ranging classes of beasts. The author builds the world over the course of the […]

Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: ..

Posted August 12, 2019 by Jen in historical romance, Listen Up!, Rating A, sci-fi/fantasy
Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: Snowspelled by Stephanie Burgis

Audiobook review: Spellswept and Snowspelled Author: Stephanie Burgis Narrator: Emma Newman Audio Speed: 1.25x Series: The Harwood Spellbook #0.5 & #1 Genre: Paranormal Romance Source: author Note: The audiobook edition of Snowspelled includes the prequel novella, Spellswept. I include reviews for both, below. Spellswept: Spellswept is the prequel to the Harwood Spellbook series. It is shared in […]

Sultry Listeners: 2019 Semi-Fi..

Posted August 12, 2019 by Jen in Listen Up!, Sultry Listener Awards
Sultry Listeners: 2019 Semi-Final Voting Cozy Mystery

Welcome to the 2019 Semi-Final round of voting for the COZY MYSTERY Sultry Listeners Awards Rules: 1: You can vote once a day 2: You can pick 5 choices 3: The Top 5 will proceed to the Finals Week 2 Semi-Finals: Voting for the following takes place August 12-18, 2019. Click links to vote for […]

Sunday Snippet: Camazotz Curse..

Posted August 11, 2019 by Jen in Sunday Snippet
Sunday Snippet: Camazotz Curse by Jennifer Foxcroft

Camazotz Curse Author: Jennifer Foxcroft Publisher: Jennifer Foxcroft Release Date: July 2019 Series: Camazotz Trilogy #3 Genre: YA Paranormal Romance Snippet: The hotel has a small, outdoor swimming pool—another first for my Victorian-era boyfriend. I ‘borrowed’ a pair of Dad’s board shorts for Rocks—the ones from three years ago, he won’t admit don’t fit him. I watch […]

#FitReaders Check-In: August 9..

Posted August 9, 2019 by Jen in #FitReaders
#FitReaders Check-In: August 9, 2019

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. Most of our support is done via our Facebook Group. I will post my weekly check-in posts […]

Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: ..

Posted August 8, 2019 by Jen in Listen Up!, mystery/suspense, Rating B
Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: Motorhomes, Maps, & Murder by Tonya Kappes

Audiobook review: Motorhomes, Maps, & Murder Author: Tonya Kappes Narrator: Johanna Parker Audio Speed: 1.25x Series: Camper & Criminals Cozy Mystery #5 Genre: Cozy Mystery Source: Tantor Audio Picking up a few months after previous book and roughly ten months since Mae moved to Kentucky, our story opens with the denizens of Normal preparing for a big […]

Review: Desire and the Deep Bl..

Posted August 7, 2019 by Jen in contemporary romance, Rating B, reviews
Review: Desire and the Deep Blue Sea by Olivia Dade

Desire and the Deep Blue Sea Author: Olivia Dade Reviewer: Jen Rating: B What I’m Talking About: Callie and her boyfriend broke up just week before they are supposed to be contestants on a reality TV show that would take her to three island resorts. Desperate for a much needed vacation, Callie enlists the help […]

Sultry Listeners: 2019 Semi-Fi..

Posted August 5, 2019 by Jen in Sultry Listener Awards
Sultry Listeners: 2019 Semi-Final Voting Contemporary

Welcome to the 2019 Semi-Final round of voting for the CONTEMPORARY Sultry Listeners Awards Rules: 1: You can vote once a day 2: You can pick 5 choices 3: The Top 5 will proceed to the Finals Week 1 Semi-Finals: Voting for the following takes place August 5-11. Click links to vote for each category. […]

Sunday Snippet: My Crazy (Sick..

Posted August 4, 2019 by Jen in Sunday Snippet
Sunday Snippet: My Crazy (Sick) Love by Drica Pinotti

My Crazy (Sick) Love Author: Drica Pinotti Publisher: Girls Can Books Release Date: March 12, 2019 Genre: Women Fiction/ Chick Lit Snippet: How it all began… I really can’t pinpoint when this all began. Can anyone tell me when depression sets in? Precisely when someone becomes an alcoholic or drug addict? When anorexia takes over a healthy […]

#FitReaders Check-In: August 2..

Posted August 2, 2019 by Jen in #FitReaders
#FitReaders Check-In: August 2, 2019

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. Most of our support is done via our Facebook Group. I will post my weekly check-in posts […]

#RWA19: My First RWA Conferenc..

Posted August 2, 2019 by Jen in Conferences
#RWA19: My First RWA Conference

Last week, I had the great pleasure of attending the annual Romance Writers of America National Conference in New York City. This was my first RWA, and it certainly won’t be my last. While I hit a couple of the workshops, most are designed for writers and/or members, which I am not. For me, the […]

Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: ..

Posted July 31, 2019 by Jen in Listen Up!, mystery/suspense, Rating B, sci-fi/fantasy
Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: The Affair of the Mysterious Letter by Alexis Hall

The Affair of the Mysterious Letter Author: Alexis Hall Narrator: Nicholas Boulton Audio Speed: 1.0x Series: Standalone Source: Penguin Random House Audio The Affair of the Mysterious Letter is a unique and clever retelling of the Sherlock Holmes tales, set in an adventure-filled, wild fantasy world. The story is shared from the first person memoirs of Captain John Wyndham […]

Review: Sweep of the Blade by ..

Posted July 30, 2019 by Jen in Rating A, reviews, romance, sci-fi/fantasy
Review: Sweep of the Blade by Ilona Andrews

Sweep of the Blade Author: Ilona Andrews Reviewer: Jen Rating: A What I’m Talking About: Sweep of the Blade is another exciting tale from the Innkeeper Chronicles. Set in the same world as the previous books, the book has a bit different feel than the first three titles. First, the story follows Maud, as opposed […]

Sunday Snippet: Da Vinci in Lo..

Posted July 28, 2019 by Jen in Sunday Snippet
Sunday Snippet: Da Vinci in Love by Maysam Yabandeh

Da Vinci in Love Author: Maysam Yabandeh Publisher: self-published Release Date: April 7, 2019 Genre: Romantic Suspense Snippet: They wouldn’t return your salute, don’t bother. Don’t you see the heads are thrust in collars? It is freezing cold! Even if you do extend your hand in affection, Reluctantly they would stretch out theirs from cozy pockets. For […]