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Kylest's Reign by Michelle Dare Book Review

Somebody has taken Kylest’s sister. In the middle of his rounds of investigation trying to find her, he finds himself in Odessa’s home. A woman who’s jealousy ruined their relationship. He also finds Raven. Raven offers to help him find his sister and as they investigate, they grow close. Kylest thinks that Raven could even be his mate.

I really enjoyed this book. It wasn’t as intense and hilarious as the first two, but it was still amazing in its own way. It also covered more of the world than the first two did as well. I think the best part of this book is getting to know Kylest better. It was also nice finding another girl in this world to absolutely adore!

Raven is really special. She’s humble and modest, but she’s also feisty and strong. It’s really impressive. She’s a combination I wouldn’t think possible. I’ve always wanted to see Kylest a bit more. He’s been a mystery to me. In a good way. The only thing I was disappointed in was not getting to see much of Ari and Solomon. Those are my absolute favorite books in this series.

Troy Duran and Sarah L. Colton did a great job narrating. I’m not really shocked. They narrated the first two books and were just as fantastic in those as well. I’m sure I’ve listened to others by these two, but not fully. Even if I haven’t, I definitely will. I really hope they narrate the rest of this series as well!

I really enjoyed this book! It was adorable how easy Kylest and Raven connected. It was like they had always known each other. I think everybody wants a relationship like that. I don’t just mean romance. It would be nice to have a friendship like that as well. I really need to get the next book in my hands! It will be all about my favorite male in this series! I’m excited!

Wake’s Claim
Ford’s Fate

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Posted in Reading Wrap-Up

Reading Wrap-Up: December 8th, 2019

I have a group to help keep up with page counts. I’m really the only active member, but all are welcome. Feel free to join if interested by clicking here.

Every Last Drop
Clean Sweep
The Cases That Haunt Us
Ice
Sweep In Peace
La Belle Sauvage
Second Chance Sam, King Of The Junkyard

Personal Blog

Confessions And Announcement
WWW Wednesday
Featured Book
True Crime And Conspiracy Theories

Promotions Blog

More Than Us Cover Reveal
The Thirteenth Guardian Book Blitz
Smailholm Cover & Trailer Reveal
Captive Of Darkness Book Blitz
Tales Of Tarya Series Blog Tour
War Of The Downer King Blog Tour

Book Tag: The Joy Of Christmas
Saturdays At The Cafe
Sunshine Blogger Award
Binding of Bindings #34
EYOR: Violence

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Posted in Book Reviews, Featured Book

Featured Children's Book: Second-Chance Sam, King of the Junkyard by JoAnn Sky

Sam is a full grown and trained dog who wishes for nothing more than to go home with a wonderful family. Day after day, he watches as puppies get adopted instead. One day, he finally gets his wish.

It’s known that I have no children. I do have three dogs who are my children in my eyes. I do love children’s books. They promote reading. And I’m very passionate about reading. I especially love books that have a strong moral like the one in this story. It makes me very emotional to think about it.

The illustrations on this book are so great. They are as great as the writing!

I will constantly promote children’s books as much as adult books because I feel that we need more readers in this world. If this is something you’d like to see on my blog, let me know. I’ll make it my thing for Saturday.

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Posted in Book Reviews

La Belle Sauvage by Phillip Pullman Book Review

For Malcolm, his life is normal. He goes to school and helps with his parents at the inn they own. He helps the nuns across the way. More than anything, he likes to keep to himself. He likes to observe others. Life changes for him forever, when three men come to the inn and inquire about the nuns and whether or not they could hold a baby.

I really enjoyed this book. It takes place in a world I fell in love with with the His Dark Materials trilogy. Lyra is just a baby in this book. Pantalimon is just too adorable! I can’t even get enough of it. I mused over the fact that this may have been a book to answer all questions that people wonder about in the trilogy. A way to tie up loose ends so to speak. It was nice. It could have been better, but I enjoyed it a lot.

There were so many amazing characters in this book. I especially adored Malcolm. I didn’t care for Alice all that much, but I understood her. I understood why she was the way she was. It kind of becomes obvious later on in the book, but it’s really hinted at through the entire book. I related most to Hannah. She’s cunning and clever. She’s also compassionate and loyal.

This book was published seventeen years after the third book in His Dark Materials trilogy. I do wonder if there was a reason behind the gap. I wonder if the book was originally planned or if the author wanted to come back to the world. I can’t wait to dig into the next book. I’m also scared because I know it will be a few years before we see the conclusion of this new trilogy.

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Sweep In Peace by Ilona Andrews Book Review

Dina is strong-armed into hosting a peace summit in her inn. The thought of what is going to transpire terrifies her. Add that to the fact that a local cop has a gut feeling something is going on. He makes it a point to stake out the area to prove something. Luckily, she has Caldenia to keep her company through it all.

I really enjoyed this book. It was just as good as the first book. It’s funny and edgy at the same time. It’s hard not to fall in love with the story and the characters. It’s hard not to feel the feelings that the characters feel. I own the next two books in the series. I can’t wait to dig into them. It’s an amazing series. I’ll probably look for excuses to reread it a few more times.

Dina is one of my favorite characters of all time. She’s sweet but sassy. She doesn’t put up with anybody’s crap. Caldenia is pretty amazing. An aristocrat who’s also a sociopathic killer! She says some of the most off the wall things imaginable. There are many other pretty amazing characters in the story. These are just my favorite two.

I gushed over this narrator in the first of the book. I was very impressed with her. I was just as impressed with her in this book was I was in the first. I may have been more impressed with this one than I was the first. That’s saying a lot. Either way, she’s great. I hope she narrates the rest of the series. I also look forward to hearing more books narrated by her.

This series fell into my lap. I can’t explain it better than that. I’m glad it did though. It’s fast-tracking its way up to my favorites list for sure. I’m antsy that the other two books will be just as good as the first two. I’m also antsy to see what they cover. I will find out soon enough. This book is funny. It is also edgy. I love it!

Clean Sweep

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Posted in True Crime And Conspiracy Theories

True Crime And Conspiracy Theories Introduction

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For as long as I can remember, mysteries have intrigued me. The older I get, the darker my curiosities go. I used to be ashamed of this. I thought it meant there was something wrong with me. I finally talked about it. It doesn’t seem so ominous anymore. I like to see the whys behind cases. If I can ever afford to go back to college, I’d gladly get degrees in both psychology and criminology. Both subjects fascinate me deeply.

The news of JonBenet Ramsey happened when I was ten years old. I wasn’t old enough to fully understand what had happened, but it impacted me deeply. It really hit me emotionally. I wanted them to solve the case. I followed the case heavily over the years. It got to the point where I couldn’t look at the trashy newsletters that bring the case up with nonsense. I feel like it’s an insult to her memory.

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Another thing I can remember from my childhood is a bit silly. I was trick or treating in my neighborhood one year. I can’t remember how old I was. I came home and I found a cape and a book laying in our yard. I feel like a normal person would think a child left it behind because they were tired of carrying it. I had different thoughts. A girl disappeared in my yard! Her safety was in question! I never did find the owner of the items, nor do I know what happened to them. It occupied my mind for a full week. I can tell you that much.

I know that I will never make an impact on the true crime stories and conspiracy theories I talk about. I’m even fully willing to admit in advance that I may get some things wrong. I ask that you please correct my mistakes so I can learn and fix my studies of the topic. I’m still learning as I go. I also promise to give my most honest and up front thoughts and feelings about whatever I talk about.

I will welcome any suggestions for this blog series. It will be posted every Friday. I may talk about some topics more than once. I will not make them too redundant. For the most part, it will be for things I discovered more about later that I wanted to update and talk about. I do hope you enjoy!

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Posted in Featured Book

Featured Book: Sweep In Peace by Ilona Andrews

**Blurb taken from Goodreads**

Dina DeMille doesn’t run your typical Bed and Breakfast. Her inn defies laws of physics, her fluffy dog is secretly a monster, and the only paying guest is a former Galactic tyrant with a price on her head. But the inn needs guests to thrive, and guests have been scarce, so when an Arbitrator shows up at Dina’s door and asks her to host a peace summit between three warring species, she jumps on the chance.

Unfortunately, for Dina, keeping the peace between Space Vampires, the Hope-Crushing Horde, and the devious Merchants of Baha-char is much easier said than done. On top of keeping her guests from murdering each other, she must find a chef, remodel the inn… and risk everything, even her life, to save the man she might fall in love with. But then it’s all in the day’s work for an Innkeeper…

Clean Sweep

Why I Chose This Book

I have really been enjoying this book. The first book was pretty great as well! I can’t explain how amazing both the story and narrator are. There are two more books in the series. I have them both on audiobook, but I plan to buy an e-book to read along with them as well. I also believe that this will be a series I reread at least one more time. If not more. I have added links to this book and the first book for anybody who wants to get a feel for it. The first book lets you buy the audiobook for $1.99 with ebook purchase.

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Posted in WWW Wednesdays

WWW Wednesday 12/4/19

My favorite time of the week is here! WWW Wednesdays. This meme was originally hosted by A Daily Rhythm but was revived by Sam from Taking on a World of WordsIt’s a place to talk about the books you’ve been reading, plan to read and have read.

To take part all you have to do is answer the following questions:

What are you currently reading?
What have you recently finished reading?
What are you going to read next?

**Special note: This covers the finished book from 11/20 on.**

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Posted in Book Reviews

Ice by Amy Cecil Book Review

A tragic accident frees Caden from a life he never wanted, but at a very great cost. Things go downhill from there until he has an opportunity that he’s been waiting a lifetime for. This opportunity causes a falling out with Emma, one of the most important women in his life. He thought she was out of his life forever until she shows up at his door asking for his help. Her friend has gone missing and nobody wants to help find her.

I really did enjoy this book greatly. The biggest issue I had was that the beginning was very choppy. There were things that were really glossed over. It was like the author stated what happened and moved on. I don’t mean that in a bad way. I actually read Ripper, another book by this author. She’s an amazing writer, and the rest of this book shows that. The first part could do a rewrite.

In ways, I really related to Emma. She’s down to earth and very observant. She also drives me insane with some of her narrow-minded judgments. I get that she comes around, but still. I did want to tell her to stop being that way sometimes. Caden drove me nuts as well. He could be a great book boyfriend material. He gets set in these ways where he doesn’t listen to anybody. It gets frustrating.

I’m going to muse on the fact that there’s a possibility that Mark Bravo and Maya Bravo are related in some way. I’d assume that they were married, but people assuming wrongly is never fun. I don’t like it when it’s done with me. My boyfriend and I are constantly mistaken for brother and sister. Anyway, they were fantastic narrators. I fully intend on listening to other books that these two have narrated.

This book ends on a cliff-hanger. I wanted to warn anybody who might be interested in reading this. I can’t stand cliff-hangers and I’m sure I’m not the only reader with this pet peeve. The only time I don’t really mind cliff hangers is when I have the next book to grab and read straight away. I’ve been known to throw books across rooms when they end on a cliff hanger.

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Posted in Special Blogs

Confessions And Announcement

I’ve had a schedule up since the beginning of October. I LOVE the schedule part. I LOVE that I have a guaranteed blog to post every single day. The problem is that I didn’t love all of the things on the schedule. There are two I really look forward to. WWW Wednesday and Reading Wrap-Up. I also look forward to Featured book. Things just don’t really excite me anymore.

Either way, I’m happy to post. I’m blessed to have people who enjoy what I’m writing. It makes me look forward to it. I love reading other people’s blogs too. It’s very great to have a community to people who share the passions I do.

I’ve really been confused on a lot of things. There was this post about things to give up for the month of November. Each month had a different task. Mine (August) was no social media. I kept posting blog stuff to social media, but I didn’t actually get on.

It was very therapeutic for me. It helped me sort a lot of things out. I love writing, but I need to get out of my own head. There is a writer’s group starting up at my library. If I can, I’m going to do what it takes to join it. I think it will help. I’m also considering finding a way to do some writing classes.

I’m still putting consideration in narrating. I’d like to spend quite a few months practicing before I put serious consideration in it. I’ve always loved reading. I used to read out loud to my siblings. There was just something comforting and thrilling about it. This would be different, but it’s something I really think would make me happy.

As I stated, I wasn’t completely happy with my schedule. I’ve decided to vamp it up to see if that helps.

Monday: Writing Diary. I will either post a sample of my writing or I’ll post an update on how my writing is going. Most of the time, it will most likely be writing progress. I haven’t really had inspiration to write lately.

Tuesday: Arts and Photography. I really do love taking pictures. I don’t get the chance to do it as much as I was when I was getting out of the house more. I have been taking drawing lessons! I’ll share some photos or drawings or talk about how things are going for me in this area.

Wednesday: WWW Wednesday. It’s a popular blog that goes around that gives an update on reading plans. I really love this. Very much.

Thursday: Featured Book. I’ll pick a book that recently finished or I’m currently reading that I’ve really been enjoying.

Friday: True Crime and Conspiracies. I want to share about a subject I’m passionate about. I’ll probably talk more about True Crime than Conspiracies, but I’ll talk about those that interest me. I’m willing to take requests and do the research for whatever crime or conspiracy asked about. Please note I will put the facts in about whatever I blog about, but I will heavily be putting my opinion in on it and my feelings.

Saturday: Free Day. I’ll post anything that strikes me. It will be book related or something about my life.

Sunday: Reading Wrap Up. I’ll be posting about my weekly progress and the links for the blogs posted for the week. This will be for this blog and my promotions blog.
Promotions Blog

Thank you all for putting up with me through all of this. I don’t mean to be indecisive. Sometimes I let my fears and doubts get the best of me. I’ll get better eventually. The point is I’m trying. Right?

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