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That moment you want to send an author death threats – A Review

I decided to do one review for all three, because I feel this was the best way to put my scattered excitement together for all of them without seeming a little out of my mind. Let me start out by saying this. I really dislike series books, especially when they are so intricately intertwined with each other. Why? Well, now I have to sit and wait until the authors get around to finishing the other book before I can figure out what happens next. But still, I binged listened to the audio of all three books (so far) in the Moonrising Series and between wanting to burn things and send the author death threats, I enjoyed the series. As I write this, I may or may not have slept last night – hey, don’t judge me! Before I go further I have to say this – as a fellow writer I have to admit that I get attached to characters. Mine, especially, but when another author put life and care into the ones they create, these …

BT Urrela – One hot mess

I’m 33 years old. And I have been a part of the romance writing community longer than BT Urrella. And this post isn’t about name calling or anything like that – there might be some shade but it cannot be helped. When BT Urrela first came to my attention, it was through Michael Stokes. No one does the male body better than Mr. Stokes. I didn’t care that BT was an amputee –  a gorgeous man is a gorgeous man and believe me he is beautiful to look at – but apparently, from what I’ve been reading, he may be good to look at but he can be a bit of a prick. Before I get to that – I also watched him on the television show Coupled and from what I saw, I thought for sure he was a pretty decent guy. With that said, when I found out I could buy his picture for book covers, I was over the moon! I didn’t care how much they cost. I was determined to save …

Queen Midas In Reverse

Okay, honestly, I read this story without reading the blurb. I thought it had something to do with a girl with powers to change things from gold to something weird or to reverse anything turned to gold by magic. Yeah, nothing like that. You should probably read the blurb first lol. And the cover had me thinking royalty, but nope, none there either. Anyway, here is the blurb, read it first – seriously – read it. The Rock and Roll Fantasy gang find themselves in a special Contemporary Romance from USA Today Bestselling Author Diane Rinella. For Jacqueline, a second date is as rare as a unicorn. She’s beautiful. She’s intelligent. So why is she experiencing a string of first dates that leaves her ducking behind bushes and running for buses? Contrary to her nature, trading in her heels and curling iron for an easy chair surrounded by cats sounds appealing. Is she cursed, or can she find the man who will steal her heart. Let’s start off y saying this. I usually cannot stand …

Sugar & Spice – RE Hargrave

**warning, reading this book will make you hungry and trigger one kick ass case of the munchies for all things sweet** I am a HUGE fan of romance. Not only because it was a huge part of my childhood or because I write the stuff, but a good romance is often time weaved with amazing writing and that makes me happy. But lately, the genre has been flooded with sex, sex and nothing but. Blurb: Lacey Harrison has been dealt an unexpected hand in life: being a single mom. With her father’s help and that of the residents at Royal Hills Nursing Home, she thrives and goes on to become a successful baker. She is content with her life but knows that she and her daughter Candy are missing something. Will things change for the better when Trent Childress moves into town and adds some spice to her sugar? Review: The Narrator is David White – I’m not sure how I feel about him. His reading was fluent but there was something about his voice that …

Part 2: The Divine Trilogy – A Divine Life

***Contains explicit sexual content (including multiple partners and gender pairings) and mature situations which could be trigger-inducing for some readers. Not meant for underage readers.*** Over the past year of being Jayden Masterson’s collared submissive, Catherine O’Chancey has worked through the mental terrors left behind by her old Dom—she thinks. To celebrate their collaring anniversary, Jayden organizes a special day, during which her final limits and fantasies will be realized. Will it prove to be more than she can handle? Can she endure the erotic onslaught her mind and body will experience and survive unscathed?  While Catherine faces dark shadows and pleasurable highs, Jayden finds his own inner strength being tested. He has come to realize that, somewhere along the way, Catherine has taken possession of his heart, mind, and body. Now he faces his biggest challenge ever; he must let go of all his submissives but one: his jewel, Catherine. Can he leave his philandering ways behind? Has he made the ultimate mistake by putting his jewel into the hands of others? Review A …

Part 1: The Divine Trilogy – To Serve is Divine

**Please note, you must be 18+ to purchase/read this book. It contains things that might be triggers for some people. In other words, this book contains HEAVY adult content and some events/actions that may be offensive to some. If you are easily offended, walk away man. *** Okay, so most of you know me and I don’t do BDSM. I mean, after trying to read book one of 50 Shades, I had a bad taste left in my mouth on the whole BDSM genre. I may not be a part of the BDSM community but I have researched it a lot when I was thinking of writing an erotic novel set in that world. I wound up not doing it because, well, I’m weird. Anyway, when it was offered for me to read two of the three books, I was hesitant. Even after I was sent the codes to get free copies of these books in Audio format because I wasn’t sure how I’d feel about it. I mean most times people who write BDSM …

NCIS- My Annoyance Runneth Over

Lets be honest, JAG went off air before I even moved to this country so for me, it was playing catch up. The moment I first saw Harm in his uniform I couldn’t stop drooling. Then I fell in love with Mac and prayed that they would wind up together. I watched every episode during reruns–all two hundred and twenty something of them. Yes, I am that big of a nerd. And while the cast wasn’t all that diverse, I supported this show because David James Elliot was Canadian and I began supporting Canadian talent ever since my first drama class in this country. The storylines were amazing, the characters had solid backgrounds, the acting was well not all the time stellar but I enjoyed ever moment of the show. Then I found out the show was over and I began hunting for another to fill the void JAG left behind. This was before youtube where you can now go on and watch Mac and Harm kiss over and over and flail each time you …

New Brunswick – Why?

For years, while working at the other place, the only vacation I had was during the summer months when I went to Ottawa for the RTC convention (and that was only once) and in December when I hit the good-ole-US-Of-A to visit my sister. I didn’t have vacation time so all the time I took off was unpaid so I really had to dig in and just go. This burned me out something horrible. Anyway, recently my sister (one of them) calls me up telling me she was in New Brunswick and instantly I decided to go visit. My mom decided to tag along and I figured we could have a mother daughter thing, it’d be great. So, I shoved around some things and worked it out that I could go and began plotting. Soon, flight was booked and later hotel and we were ready to go. We would be landing in Moncton and staying there then we could figure out things to do until my sister could get from where she was to spend …

Evening out – All You can eat Sushi!

Recently, my niece finished a contract for her first summer job. We decided the best way to celebrate would be to hit up Springs at Yonge and Dundas for some sushi. We’ve been there before together and I’ve been there previously with friends so nothing about the place should surprise me.   Anyway, I made a reservation during the day because the joint is always packed. So on to Open Table I go. For those of you who aren’t aware, Open Table is this site that allows you to book reservations for different restaurants, review them when you’ve been etc. I’ve used it a couple of times before with no issues. Anyway, I booked a reservation and then my niece told me she might be late so I changed the reservation for a little later. My niece was only a few minutes late so we got there well ahead of our 5:45pm reservation. At the door, hostess #1 greeted us. I explained that we were early for our reservation. She didn’t have to check my …

Russell Elliot – Genius

I have those moments when I go onto Youtube for one thing, then blink and it’s three hours later and I’m still on Youtube. My niece and I call it falling down the Youtube Blackhole. It’s a fitting name because sometimes I spend hours literally clicking on one link after another.  Sometimes you find the same old, same old—from Simon’s Cat to Sharkesha No! Other times you find videos that make you gasp and become a fan of the person for years. I think—I don’t remember—but I think we went onto Youtube to find Solaris Knight and Genji videos. For those of you who have no clue what I’m talking about, Solaris Knight is the Gold Knight from Power Rangers Mystic Force. He has this cat sidekick name Genji who is a riot! Then from there, we began clicking on videos from Taemin to BTS (Kpop bands) and soon for some strange reason, Russell Elliot popped up into my “We suggest this video” list.  My niece and I looked at each other, shrugged and I …