Showing posts from February, 2018

Review - The Revolution on Marina M by Janet Fitch

My Copy of the Book Year Published: 2017 Genre: Historical Fiction; Political Blurb: St. Petersburg, New Year's Eve, 1916. Marina Makarova is a young woman of privilege who aches to break free of the constraints of her genteel life, a life about to be violently upended by the vast forces of history. Swept up on these tides, Marina will join the marches for workers' rights, fall in love with a radical young poet, and betray everything she holds dear, before being betrayed in turn. As her country goes through almost unimaginable upheaval, Marina's own coming-of-age unfolds, marked by deep passion and devastating loss, and the private heroism of an ordinary woman living through extraordinary times. This is the epic, mesmerizing story of one indomitable woman's journey through some of the most dramatic events of the last century. About the Author: Janet Fitch was born and raised in Los Angeles, a third generation Angelino. She attended Reed Colleg

My Week of Reading (19 - 24 February 2018)

Hello Everyone, It's been a busy week of reading - I managed to get three reviews done as well as a cover reveal; so let's jump straight into the reviews. Black Annis: Demon Slayer by Aubrey Law: Amazon:  Amazon Review - Black Annis: Demon Slayer Goodreads:  Goodreads Review - Black Annis: Demon Slayer Here is my blog review of the book:  Blog Review - Black Annis: Demon Slayer Blood & Water by Katie O'Rourke: Amazon:  Amazon Review - Blood & Water Goodreads:  Goodreads Review - Blood & Water Genuine Jenn:  Genuine Jenn Review - Blood & Water Shadow of the Raven by Millie Thom: Amazon:  Amazon Review - Shadow of the Raven Goodreads:  Goodreads Review - Shadow of the Raven Here is my blog review of the book:  Blog Review - Shadow of the Raven Monthly Reading Goals:  And even though I'm done with my monthly reading goals...this section is still creeping in...but more news will be available next weekend. Last Word: The painting has

Review - Black Annis: Demon Slayer by Aubrey Law

My Copy of the Book Year Published: 2018 Genre: Paranormal Blurb: Betrayed by her only friend and badly wounded, Annis continues her quest for revenge on her demon enemies and their dangerous allies. Can she survive the deadly streets of Los Angeles alone? For a split second I'd seen through her true eyes. Not the seductive brown eyes I'd taken from her but the spiritual eyes of her soul. Ashley saw Sonja, and the world, through the beautiful window of love. She didn't see the dark side of everyone and everything as I did. With Ashley's ghost I'd witnessed the bright colors of compassion and felt the soothing warmth of emotion. For a moment I'd wanted to freeze time and live inside her world forever. A world without bitter hatred for my countless enemies and eternal scorn for my own wretched mother. I imagined a life of love and it didn't repulse me. Then I remembered how Amelia, Regina, and now Sonja had all inserted their sharp knives in

Cover Reveal - Messing with Matilda by Cat Lavoie

Book Information: Title: Messing with Matilda Author: Cat Lavoie Release Date: April 4, 2018 Genres: Chick Lit, Romantic Comedy Publisher: Cat Lavoie Sign up for the CatChats email newsletter to be among the first to know when MESSING WITH MATILDA is available! About MESSING WITH MATILDA: As a professional organizer in New York City, Matilda Hart wages war against chaos and clutter on a daily basis for her clients—and she vows to never let it invade her own well-ordered world. But when her boyfriend decides to deviate from the path she’s been planning for them, Matilda's perfectly structured life begins to crumble. She reluctantly finds herself back in the tiny hometown she fled a lifetime ago—determined to lay low and avoid running into anyone she used to know. So why is she reconnecting with her former best friend and putting up with the bridezilla antics of Amber, her high school nemesis?  When Matilda is tasked with keepi

Review - Shadow of the Raven by Millie Thom

My Copy of the Book Year Published: 2015 Genre: Historical Fiction; Mythology Blurb: By the mid ninth century, Danish raids on Anglo-Saxon kingdoms have escalated. Several bands even dare to overwinter on the coastal islands, particularly those at the mouth of the Thames, where the kingdoms of Wessex and Mercia border each other.  The kings of these lands must put past enmity- aside and take the first steps towards unity; steps they see as vital in the face of this newfound threat to their lands . . .  Alfred of Wessex and Eadwulf of Mercia are the sons of kings, whose futures have been determined since birth. But the turbulent events in their childhood years change the natural progression of things – and shape the characters of the men they will become.  Their roads to manhood follow vastly different routes, but both learn crucial lessons along the way: lessons that will serve them well in future years.  Discovering that the enemy is not always a stranger is a h

My Week of Reading (12 - 17 February 2018)

Hello Everyone, I've had a bit of an inspiring week; and managed to get two reviews in. Seven Weeks for Eternity by Lindy Dale: Amazon:  Amazon Review - Seven Weeks for Eternity Goodreads:  Goodreads Review - Seven Days for Eternity Here is my blog review of the book:  Blog Review - Seven Days for Eternity Onward by Meghan McDonnell: Amazon:  Amazon Review - Onward Goodreads:  Goodreads Review - Onward Genuine Jenn:  Genuine Jenn Review - Onward Monthly Reading Goals:  Since I'm done with both of February's goals...not sure why I'm putting this here; but it's here anyways. Last word: I reached a point in the week where ideas just started flowing; and I will be sharing some of these ideas soon, I've just got to get them together and implemented.  At the moment; I'm busy reading 'Black Annis: Demon Slayer'; and I will most likely have two reviews out next week and then...maybe a cover reveal too!  I also recently posted a  tea

Review - Seven Days for Eternity by Lindy Dale

My Copy of the Book Year Published: 2015 Genre: Chick Lit; Women's Fiction; Romance Blurb: The final gripping part of the Seven Days Series. Is history repeating itself? With Nicholas gone will Sadie carry on alone? Or will Joel get over his commitment phobia and become a baby daddy? About the Author: Lindy began writing at University but never really wanted to be 'an author'. She wanted to be a princess or at worst a Kindergarten teacher. Her first novel, Heart of Glass, was penned in 2006 and since then she has become known for writing funny, forthright romantic fiction with a cast of crazy, comic characters in outrageous situations - many of which have actually occurred in her life. Lindy is also well-known for her romantic novellas which have repeatedly topped the short stories charts in the US and UK. She gains most of her inspiration from her dreams, listening to music and watching ridiculous amounts of reality TV. Connect with the Author:

My Week of Reading (6 - 10 February 2018)

Hello Everyone, It's been a nice quietish week; I only did one review: Lucky Score by Deborah Coonts: Amazon:  Amazon Review - Lucky Score Goodreads:  Goodreads Review - Lucky Score Here is my blog review of the book:  Blog Review - Luck Score Monthly Reading Goals: Ok; I've managed to get another reading goal done - reading a romance book; though this review will only be up next week. Which means that I have completed February's goals - and that hasn't happened in a long time; so let's hope that I can keep it up! Last Word: Since it's been a quiet-ish week I've been able to get one or two other things done. Painting has been a bit slow, but I'm hoping that I'll be done with everything by the end of next week; but we'll see how that goes.  Slowly getting there... At the moment; I'm busy reading 'Onward' by Meghan McDonnell, and I'll be doing a review of this book sometime next week. I've also got a le

Review - Lucky Score by Deborah Coonts

Book Cover Year Published: 2018 Genre: Crime; Humorous; Chick Lit Blurb: If Lucky O’Toole, chief problem solver for the Babylon, Vegas’ primo Strip property, knows one thing—where money goes, trouble follows. So, when the NFL announces it’s moving a team to Vegas, Lucky is left on the fence until the trouble she feared lands in her lap. Nolan Ponder, one of the key players in the negotiations to get the NFL to Sin City, staggers into the Babylon covered in blood and holding a knife. With the mountains of money and careers on the line, Lucky figured someone would try to kill the deal. But murder? Chasing down a murderer is the last thing she needs. Teddie, her former live-in lover is exploiting every angle to get back into her heart. Jean-Charles, her fiancĂ©, is planning a trip to France to introduce Lucky to his family. Mona, her mother, still hasn’t named her twins. Lucky’s life is quickly becoming a game of murder and mayhem. She just hopes this game won’t g

My Week of Reading (29 January - 3 February 2018)

Hello Everyone, I've had quite a productive week; I managed to do 4 reviews this week - so let's jump straight in! The Spirit of Imagination by S.A. Tawks: Amazon:  Amazon Review - The Spirit of Imagination Goodreads:  Goodreads Review - The Spirit of Imagination Here is my blog review of the book:  Blog Review - The Spirit of Imagination Captive Rebel by Erin McDermott: Amazon:  Amazon Review - Captive Rebel Goodreads:  Goodreads Review - Captive Rebel Here is my blog review of the book:  Blog Review - Captive Rebel A Royal Affair by Amy Saunders: Amazon:  Amazon Review - A Royal Affair Goodreads:  Goodreads Review - A Royal Affair Here is my blog review of the book:  Blog Review - A Royal Affair The Last Straw by Ed Duncan: Amazon:  Amazon Review - The Last Straw Goodreads:  Goodreads Review - The Last Straw Here is my blog review of the book:  Blog Review - The Last Straw Monthly Reading Goals: Now that that is done, let's move onto reading goa

Book Tour: Book Review - A Royal Affair by Amy Saunders

About the Book: As crown princess of Lorencia, Desi can handle other royals, dignitaries, and celebrities without batting an eyelash. But Astin Gold, the suave heir to a hotel empire? No amount of diplomatic training prepared her for him. Or the whirlwind media scandal she’s about to ignite with him. Rumors swirl, and the pressure is on to deflect the attention. But Desi’s feelings for Astin only blossom, despite allegations that he’s using her for his own gain. As she dares to date him under the radar, it becomes clear someone close to her is behind the scandal. And their secret won’t stay secret forever. As tensions rise, Desi must decide if Astin deserves her trust. And, more important, her heart. About the Author: Amy is a sci-fi/mystery addict with a soft spot for humor and romance. She lives in Massachusetts, and loves to bake and watch movies. Connect with the Author: Facebook:  Amy Saunders Facebook Twitter:  Amy Saunders Twitter Author Website

Highlights of the Month - January 2018

Hello Everyone, Here's the first 'Highlights of the Month' for 2018! January was the first month of my self-employment; and quite an exciting month at that. I have made it through the first month of 2018, and I'm excited to see what the rest of the year is going to bring me! Anyways, onto bookish things... It appears as if I read an awesome 10 books for January.  And once again, I'm going to have difficulty in choosing which was a favourite; but let me give you my top three (in no particular order): - The Last Straw by Ed Duncan - Wicked Faith by Aaron Dawbot - The Black Notebook by Isabelle Snow And then I've got to add an honourable mention:  - Forever Since an Apple by Ken Welsch So technically that makes it four books...and not three. Monthly Reading Goals: For this month, I'm in a particular genre mood; so let me get on with the books that will make it on FEBRUARY'S reading goals: Read either: A Romance novel OR