Thursday, July 21, 2016

Review: Resisting the Rebel




I really really liked this one! Resisting the Rebel is right up my alley with the brooding bad boy who may not be so bad after all. He likes to keep to himself. I get it... His love for reading only makes him that much more adorable and Mandy needs a serious kick in the butt for not seeing it sooner! Speaking of Mandy I totally loved her hippie vibe and thought it was pretty cool to read about a smart, cool girl, who just so happens to have dysgraphia and ADHD. You don't see that often and I actually had never even heard of dysgraphia until this book. Awareness is always a plus.

In fact all the characters were pretty cool ( other than Gus. Ugh! ). Her besties are awesome especially J.T. and when Caleb and Mandy bond at the park and Caleb starts letting her in, it's just so sweet. Then Mandy names it their snow globe moment and totally makes me love her even more. She's so adorkably cute. There's also some awesome references to Power Rangers ( I totally loved that show when I was 9 ), Gilmore Girls, Teen Wolf, and Sky High. So in conclusion, yes I loved it, yes you should read it if YA contemporary romance with a bad boy is your thing. You won't regret it!

** Thanks Entangled Teen and Netgalley for providing me with a digital copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. **

Friday, July 1, 2016

New Giveaway!!! Naughty Vegas Nights


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What happens in Vegas…doesn’t always stay there!

Natasha Stover’s love life is jinxed!  Ever since a college affair with bad boy Drew Walker, every sexual adventure she’s had has crashed and burned (one particular episode involved the fire department!).  But now she’s at a convention in Vegas, with a chance to make her dream of becoming a celebrated Lingerie Designer come true.  But then she runs into Drew–and suddenly, her dreams take an X-rated turn!
Drew used to be the ultimate bad boy—a wild and reckless pool shark.  So what happened to him?  Family responsibilities, that’s what.   Heck, even in Sin City, he’s stuck at a lingerie convention helping out his kid sister.  But when he sets eyes on Tasha, he sees his chance to recapture the best part of his misspent youth. Leaving Natasha was his one regret.  But it won’t be for long…
A good girl gone wild, a bad boy tempting her every step of the way.  It’s the ultimate naked and naughty weekend where nothing is off-limits.   Vegas will never be the same again!





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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Review + Giveaway ~ A SEAL's Proposal / Wet N Wild SEALs ~ Tawny Weber


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Being the best means making sacrifices, but do vows made at 16 hold true at 24? 

Duty First, Duty Only…
As a teenaged Sea Cadet, Sam Morelli joined the elite club his brother formed with other teens, focused on a single goal: to become Navy SEALs.  Membership required a vow that once he became a SEAL, the team would be his only commitment.  Distractions like relationships or dependents would be forbidden. Eight years later, on the cusp of achieving his goal, Sam has forgotten that vow. But Bryanna Spencer hasn’t.

Sugar, shoes, and a sexy SEAL…
Numbers whiz Bryanna Spencer loves chocolate, designer shoes, and Sam Morelli. She’s always dreamed of one thing: being Sam’s wife. Raised in a Navy family, she knows the rules: to be a great SEAL, a man can’t have a woman weighing down his thoughts. Bryanna’s been nibbling on sweet, sexy, better-than-chocolate-covered-caramel Sam for four years, but Sam’s dream of being a SEAL has been with him longer. His dream is her nightmare.

Some vows are made to be broken…
With Sam home on leave for Christmas, Bryanna has one last chance to prove to Sam that he wants her more than he wants his SEAL Trident. But time is running out. Once he finishes the last phase of his training, she may lose him forever. But Sam may have different kind of vow in mind…

My Review: 
 A SEAL's Proposal is a quick steamy read with some humor and fun to boot. I have read a couple of Tawny Weber's other books and must say I love her ultra hot Seal's. This story focuses on Sam and Bryanna, the feisty woman who loves him. Bryanna is on a seduction mission to keep her man and I don't think the sexy SEAL Sam has any complaints! Unfortunately Bryanna's brother does get in his head a bit and causes some tension because of that stupid vow they took stating no relationships. Ugh! But the bedroom is always a fun place to work out tension ;-) 
I really enjoyed this short novella and am adding Ms. Weber to my list of author's whose books are on my automatic buy list when I see their name. If you need a quick read and like men in uniform and hot romance then you should definitely check this one out.

 Excerpt
“I don’t have your Christmas gift yet,” Bryanna lied with an exaggerated look of regret. She deliberately kept her gaze away from the tree where the hand knit fisherman’s sweater, fancy ratchet set and customized display case for his medals were wrapped and waiting.
“That’s okay.” Sam shrugged, poking at the package with one finger, a small frown creasing his brow. “Its not really a Christmas gift.”
A going away gift. What did two years of whispered secrets, mind-blowing lovemaking and joyful friendship merit? Bryanna couldn’t keep the smile in place this time. She set the package on the small side table next to a bowl of holiday hued M&Ms.
Then, aiming for distraction, she slid her hands up Sam’s chest, skimming the delicious breadth of those strong muscles before curling her fingers behind his neck.
“How about I open it after dinner,” she suggested, rising to tiptoes to brush a teasing kiss over his lips. “Or better yet, after dessert.”
She added a seductive flick of her tongue, letting him know just how tasty dessert would be. Her heart melted with gratitude when he took the invitation.
Sam’s hands gripped her hips, pulling her tight against his body. His tongue delved deep, taking the kiss from teasing to tempting with one swift thrust. Bryanna melted into his body, her pulse racing, desire coursing through her system. Even knowing he was about to break her heart, she couldn’t resist the lure of passion that flared hot and needy between them.

Wet N Wild Navy SEALs by [Weber, Tawny, Brewer, Rogenna, Altom, Laura Marie, Lowery, Jennifer, O'Leary, Caitlyn, Grant, Rachel, Marsh, Anne, Keelyn, Patricia, Hill, Teresa, Raffin, Barbara]

A SEAL's Proposal is also available in the Wet N Wild Navy SEALs limited edition box set on sale now for $0.99! 

Now for the giveaway. Tawny's publicist has graciously offered to giveaway a digital copy of both A SEAL's Proposal and the Wet N Wild Navy SEALs box set! 

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Monday, June 13, 2016

Review: Deviate ( Light Key Trilogy #2 ) by Tracy Clark

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My Review:                                                                                                                                    

After reading the first book in this series Scintillate, I was super excited to read Deviate and continue Cora's journey to uncover the mysteries surrounding her people and their history, as well as to see what was to come of her love for Finn after he turned out to be an Arrazi. 

There are so many things to love about this series. Clark expertly weaves history, art, and literature into this unique tale and the outcome is amazing. The mysteries  definitely kept me intrigued. But I did find this book to have a bit of that middle book syndrome. A lot of stuff just starts to feel like " Okay I get it. Every time they seem to be getting out of this mess they get into an ever bigger one. Gotcha. "  so although the story plot is still good and I like that we moved toward the set up for the next book  I feel like this book was doing a lot of filling in between book one and what's going to go down in book three.  With that said I still think it was all important and not boring per say just me going okay okay I need to find out where this is going while things are still good and before they get too repetitive. I am still very much caught up in this story and desperately want to read the third book to see how this is going to end. ( Please let Cora and Finn get their HEA. Please. Please. Please! )                          


** Thank you Entangled Teen Publishing and Netgalley for providing me with this review copy in exchange for my honest review **

Friday, June 10, 2016

Free kindle books


I thought I would share these FREE kindle books that I found that I thought looked good.


Accidental Demon Slayer
Darkangel ( The Witches of Cleopatra Hill Book 1 )
NOTE: Please confirm that the book is still free before your purchase. I don't know how long these prices are good thru.

The Troublemaker Next Door
Summer Angel


Sympathy for the Devil






Demons & Djinn

Monday, June 6, 2016

Review: Scintillate by Tracy Clark

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My Review: 

I really really enjoyed this one! Scintillate is definitely different than anything else that I have personally read and I was totally engrossed throughout the entire book! The metaphysical aspects made Scintillate feel quite poetic and the mysteries inspiring an enchanting sense of mystique and allure in me. Not to mention that the author just seems to have a way with words were although a sentence may be simple she can make it beautiful and full of passion. I found the talk of auras, our energies, and such quite fascinating and it was actually very thought provoking. I have never read anything else involving those topics before so it was rather interesting. I love how passionate the characters are and I can't wait to read the following books in this series to see what happens. 


** Thank you to Entangled Teen Publishing and Netgalley for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. **


Sunday, June 5, 2016

Review: Owlegories vol. 1 dvd



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Owlegories Volume 1 - Children's Christian DVD teaching about who the creator of the universe is.


Who is the creator of the universe? Follow these curious owlets as they seek the answer! On the first day of class, the fledglings explore the desert to learn how The Sun is like God. While visiting a park, they discover that faith grows like a Seed. Then they dive into a lesson revealing how the Source of life is similar to Water.

This DVD includes 3 lessons:

The Sun: On the first day of class, the owls are sent to the desert to find and ancient artifact and learn how God is like the sun.
The Seed: The kids are given clues to discover three elements a seed needs in order to grow, and three ways they can grow in their faith.
The Water: The students must work together to find the right path and ultimately learn the three ways God is like water. 

My Review: 
Owlegories is a gospel-centered animated series for children that teaches kids about God through nature and God's Word. Owlegories Vol. 1 contains the three lessons as mentioned above in the description where the owl students learn about how God is like the sun, the seed, and the water through this fun story using allegories. Which are wittily renamed owlegories for this cute series featuring these adorable owls.  
allegories- a story, poem, or picture that can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning, typically a moral or political one
I asked my eight year old daughter to watch with me and give me her opinion as well. So I asked her some questions and here are her answers:
  • Did you like Owlegories vol. 1? Yes I did.
  • What is something you liked about it? That they were learning about God. 
  • Did you like the characters? Yes. I thought they were very cute.
  • What was your favorite character? Violet
  • What was your favorite lesson? That the Sun is like God and that it is powerful just like God is powerful.
Although a simple film, it was not merely a form of entertainment to her. It also did seem to be thought provoking for her and we openly discussed how we may have never thought of the things presented in the lessons in quite that way. As for my thoughts. I really like the messages in this movie as well as the way that they were portrayed. I think the animation is cute and inviting and that the language is clear and easy for the kids to understand and pay attention to. The characters have obstacles to overcome but I like that they weren't overly scary like we sometimes run across in "children's" movies. My daughter said she thought at first that the movie would be for younger children but then she really liked it too. So I believe that this really would be good for most any age audience. I noticed when the movie screen popped up where the ratings would typically be it states: 


The following movie has been approved for owl audiences by the Hoo motion picture parliament. The movie has been rated O for Owlegories some material may be sparkelicious. Brief sequences of respectful behavior, educational content, thought provoking dialogue, and scripture throughout.  
Which I thought to be very endearing and true.

I look forward to checking out more Christian Dvds from http://www.fishflix.com/  and wanted to let you know that if you are too that you can receive a $5 coupon to FishFlix.com if you join their email list by visiting www.fishflix.com/5gift or texting 5-GIFT to 44222.  
You can check out Owlegories Vol 1 DVD here https://www.fishflix.com/owlegories-vol-1-dvd-christian-movies.html 
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** I received this dvd from fishflix.com solely in exchange for my honest review **