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Justice Mine (Base Branch #2) by Megan Mitcham

Justice Mine: A Base Branch Novel (The Base Branch Series) (Volume 2) - Megan Mitcham

Justice Mine - Base Branch Novel 2

For justice. For country. For love.

After witnessing her friend’s sexual assault, seven year senior, Magdalena Wells escapes an attack with a few bruises and a thousand questions. As a journalist in practice, if not in pay, Mags vows to utilize the skills she mastered in the Democratic Republic of Congo and answer every single one, just as soon as she gets the hell out of town.

Law Pierce’s aim is rest and relaxation after two years undercover in South Africa on an extended Base Branch mission, but restlessness puts him in trouble’s path. As a servant of justice, Law will do everything in his power to keep trouble safe. The fact that trouble’s petite stature and luscious curves stir his every primal instinct is a massive inconvenience he struggles to ignore.

Together Magdalena and Law uncover a web of corruption and dirty lies that could set their country’s top official ablaze, if the inferno doesn’t consume them first.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you haven't had a chance to read this series the first book is Free (for now) on Amazon. I highly suggest reading from the beginning because Justice Mine picks up where the first book left off. The trauma, the action, the crazy suspense and the emotional journey is all here and its intense.

I would totally vote this book a five star read but there is some content that was hard for me to deal with and topic sensitivity included a tiny amount of how that was handled is what prevented me voting five stars but I really like Mitcham's writing, I like her cast, I like everything about her writing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                

 

 

 

 

Krissy's Bookshelf Reviews received a digital copy in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts, comments and ratings are my own.

 

 

 

 

 

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Beyond the Veil (The Veil #1) by Pippa DaCosta

Beyond The Veil (The Veil Series, #1) - Pippa DaCosta

If your ex is the Prince of Greed, you’d better be ready to raise Hell.

Charlie Henderson is living a lie. Her real name is Muse, she's half demon, and her attempt at a normal life is about to go up in smoke.

When an assassin walks into her life, leaving a trail of destruction in his wake, Muse must return to the one man she hoped never to see again and ask for help. The Prince of Greed isn’t known for his charity. The price is high, and the cost could tear her apart.

Trapped between the malevolent intentions of a Prince of Hell and an assassin with ulterior motives, Muse must embrace the lure of chaos at her core—the demon inside her—in order to survive.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beyond the Veil needs a lot of work, needs a lot of character/emotional development but there's a lot of potential that I liked built into this story. I do wish we'd gotten more details of her career and I wish she had been more self assured but again I still believe there is potential here for this book.

Beyond the Veil can be read as a three star book but I actually believe the author has an investment in this story and that appeals to me so I rated the book up. Needs some work but I still really enjoyed it. I like the excitement, I like the action, I like the journey and I like the cast so I'm holding out to see where this series takes us.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                

 

 

 

 

Krissy's Bookshelf Reviews received a digital copy in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts, comments and ratings are my own.

 

 

 

 

 

Krissy's Bookshelf Reviews received a digital copy in exchange for an honest review from the Author.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dirty (The Reckless Series #1) by H.J. Bellus

DIRTY: The Reckless Series, Book #1 (The Reckless Crew) - HJ Bellus, Designs by Dana, Kellie Montgomery, Furious Fotog

Survival.

It's all about the next dollar.


It started out as a job, but has morphed into an addiction.


Money flows and life is good.


Women respond to my mere presence, begging for one more taste.


I was the King, on top of the world.


It was all a game and I expected nothing less than being crowned the champion.

Then she waltzed into the club.

And everything became dirty.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I don't even know how to rate or review this mess. I don't know where to begin. I just can't....

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Free Ebooks (8-24-16)

The Dark Verse: In the Blood of Death (Vol. 2) on Kindle

The Dark Verse: In the Blood of Death (Vol. 2) by M. Amanuensis Sharkchild: Twenty-six short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. For fans of H.P. Lovecraft.

This book is Free on August 24, 2016

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Faery Swap on Kindle

Faery Swap by Susan Kaye Quinn: Fourteen-year-old Finn is tricked into swapping places with a warrior faery prince and has to find his way back home before the dimensional window between their worlds slams shut. This action and magic-filled fantasy is a PRINCE AND THE PAUPER meets WARRIOR FAERIES tale.

This book is Free on August 24, 2016

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P.T. and the Frozen Planet on Kindle

P.T. and the Frozen Planet by J. Tal: P.T. and the Frozen Planet is a must read for kids dealing with overweight or body-image issues and for children and teens looking to learn healthy and sustainable eating habits.

This book is Free on August 24, 2016

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Apprentice Fool on Kindle

Apprentice Fool by Aldred Chase: Thirteen year old Keth is the apprentice fool in a troupe of strolling players. Can he keep his audience laughing long enough to help the rebels overthrow a cruel prince, or will the sinister wraiths get to him first?

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Moonbow on Kindle

Moonbow by Diana Anderson-Tyler: A teenaged girl with an ageless power. A rebellion that begs her to use it for vengeance. A follower in the sky that she cannot outrun. And a choice that will change her life.

This book is Free on August 24, 2016

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COMPASSION on Kindle

COMPASSION by Jennifer Freed Ph.D.: A practical workbook for examining and developing your compassionate self. It’s an essential read for young people and a tool that brings real change to your life! This is the second book in the Become Your Best Self series, from Dr. Jennifer Freed.

This book is Free on August 24, 2016

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City of Masks on Kindle

City of Masks by Ashley Capes: Want a good dose of cloak and dagger with your epic fantasy? Then grab a copy of Ashley Capes’ ‘City of Masks’ and follow Notch as he tries to prove his innocence in a world of cold steel, awe-inspiring magic, and deceit at every turn.

This book is Free on August 24, 2016

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Tomb of the Moon on Kindle

Tomb of the Moon by N E Riggs: In a world of magic-tech, a young woman flees for her life from the forces which have invaded her country.

This book is Free on August 24, 2016

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Death Becomes Her on Kindle

Death Becomes Her by Michael Anderle: Whatever you thought you knew about the origins of Vampires is wrong. So very, very, wrong. The Patriarch of the Vampires is tired, and he seeks another to take his place, a Matriarch this time. Perhaps, just perhaps, she can fix his mistakes. What the world gets instead, is a future.

This book is Free on August 24, 2016

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Wanderer's Escape on Kindle

Wanderer’s Escape by Simon Goodson: Raised a prisoner, Jess expected to die a prisoner. Breaking into an ancient spaceship begins a frantic flight to freedom. Finding himself in a brutal universe of pirates and slave traders, can he harness the ship’s unique powers and stay alive?

This book is Free on August 24, 2016

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The Last Five Days: The Complete Novel on Kindle

The Last Five Days: The Complete Novel by Paul Seiple: Things like that never happen here. The townsfolk of Black Dog wrapped themselves in that sentiment like a security blanket. Being part of the tight-knit, small town shielded them from the horror that plagued the evening news. And then something happened. It happened fast. People got sick. People got violent. People died. But the hunger lived on.

This book is Free on August 24, 2016

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Mistake on Kindle

Mistake by Lauren Landish: My stepbrother-to-be is an arrogant bastard. He wants to make me his next conquest, and he wants to use me to embarrass his father. So why can’t I resist his bad boy charm, and how the hell did I make the mistake of having his baby?

This book is Free on August 24, 2016

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Love Beyond Time on Kindle

Love Beyond Time by Bethany Claire: When Texas Kindergarten teacher Brielle Montgomery accompanies her archaeologist mother on a dig in Scotland, they discover a secret spell room below the castle ruins. Bri finds herself transported back in time and suddenly married to the castle’s ill-fated Laird. Now, she must work to change the fate of his people, not only to save herself, but to rescue the man she’s come to love.

This book is Free on August 24, 2016

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Roar, Growl & Kiss on Kindle

Roar, Growl & Kiss by Celia Kyle, Marina Maddix, H.M. McQueen, Eliza Gayle, Jordan K. Rose, Georgette St. Clair, Mina Carter, Jessie Lane, Flora Dare, Lynn Red: A collection of ten sexy shifter stories from ten bestselling authors who will bring you into the heart of their packs. Roaring alpha heroes, tamed by love.

This book is Free on August 24, 2016

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Scottish Werebear: An Unexpected Affair on Kindle

Scottish Werebear: An Unexpected Affair by Lorelei Moone: When romance novelist, Clarice Adler, hides herself away in a secluded holiday cottage to finish a book, the last thing she needs is another relationship. Imagine her surprise when she falls head over heels for the man who runs the place. Derek McMillan knows Clarice is his mate, but he’s a bear shifter and she’s human and the two simply don’t mix. They are literally worlds apart; can they find a way to come together?

This book is Free on August 24, 2016

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Missing: Shifters Unlimited (Book 2) on Kindle

Missing: Shifters Unlimited (Book 2) by KH LeMoyne: Deacon Black’s mission to locate a member of his clan could end in tragedy and destroy his newfound mate. But P.I. Lena Juarez isn’t backing down from saving a missing wife and child, no matter how much the sexy wolf shifter distracts her.

This book is Free on August 24, 2016

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Love Is Everything on Kindle

Love Is Everything by Abby Brooks: Maya’s tired of being a good girl. When she meets Hudson Knox, a player with a reputation, he’s supposed to be a bad decision. A one time deal with no repercussions. Except now Maya’s falling for him and the repercussions might just make them implode.

This book is Free on August 24, 2016

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Hearts of Clover on Kindle

Hearts of Clover by Danielle Stewart: All Devin wants is revenge on Clover, North Carolina — the town that took his love, freedom, and hope. But when the girl he thought he’d lost forever suddenly reappears, can Devin trade his old rage for a chance to start over?

This book is Free on August 24, 2016

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Private Love in a Public Place on Kindle

Private Love in a Public Place by Toni Kenyon: If you love rockstar romances, then you’re going to love the behind-the-scenes, fly-on-the-wall style of PRIVATE LOVE IN A PUBLIC PLACE. Julian is an out of control, drop dead gorgeous rock god and Mags is his manager. She’s trying not to fall at his feet, like one of his fans–but she’s struggling with her growing attraction to the dangerous rocker.

This book is Free on August 24, 2016

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The Billionaires' Contestant on Kindle

The Billionaires’ Contestant by Myra Song: Former game show contestant Mallory Kline enjoys pretending to be other people. It’s easier than facing her own problems and heartbreak. So when she answers a wrong number, it’s only natural that she pretend to be the intended recipient. Her moment of pretend launches her straight into arms of not just one, but two ridiculously sexy men. But what started as a game quickly shifts into something real, tantalizing, scary, and deliciously welcome. Mallory will need to learn to be herself, or risk losing it all. And she plays to win.

This book is Free on August 24, 2016

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At God's Mercy on Kindle

At God’s Mercy by L. L. Fine: Poland, WWII. A desperate young Jewish woman sacrifices her life to save her baby twins from the terrible death that awaits them. Decades later, they return to find… her? *Over 175 5 star reviews* *Over 30,000 readers*

This book is Free on August 24, 2016

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Find Her, Keep Her: A Martha's Vineyard Love Story on Kindle

Find Her, Keep Her: A Martha’s Vineyard Love Story by Z.L. Arkadie: After her boyfriend runs off with her best friend, travel writer Daisy Blanchard escapes heartbreak with a reporting assignment to beautiful Martha’s Vineyard — and a steamy affair with a local billionaire. But will a secret from his past ruin their newfound passion?

This book is Free on August 24, 2016

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Out of Practice Aphrodite on Kindle

Out of Practice Aphrodite by S.E. Babin: A light paranormal mystery involving Greek mythology. Follow Abby (Aphrodite), who has left Olympus behind for the only thing she’s ever wanted: freedom. Things are going great until one colossal misstep lands her right back under the steely-eyed glare of Zeus. To make up for it, Zeus demands she make a love match between two people of his choice. Easy peasy for the Goddess of Love, right?

This book is Free on August 24, 2016

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Shefie share anyone?

So this actually came up earlier today and now its got me wondering. 

 

Who here has shelfies and would like to share them?

 

I feel like touring some personal libraries.

 

So anyone who feels like sharing your shelfies comment the links to your pages that have pics of your shelfies down below!

 

Let's see your book collections! Pass it around!

Wild Embrace (Psy-Changeling #15.5) by Nalini Singh

Wild Embrace: A Psy-Changeling (A Psy/Changeling Novel) - Nalini Singh

The “alpha author of paranormal romance”* presents a stunningly sensual collection of four all-new Psy-Changeling novellas, in which taboos are broken, boundaries are crossed, and instincts prove irresistible...

Echo of Silence
In a deep-sea station, Tazia Nerif has found her life’s work as an engineer, keeping things running smoothly. But she wants nothing more than to break down the barrier of silence between her and her telekinetic Psy station commander...

Dorian
A changeling who can never shift lives a life of quiet frustration—until he learns how to let his leopard come out and play...

Partners in Persuasion
Still raw from being burned by a dominant female, wolf changeling Felix will never again risk being a plaything. But for dominant leopard Dezi, he’s the most fascinating man she’s ever met. She just has to convince this gun-shy wolf that he can trust the dangerous cat who wants to take a slow, sexy bite out of him…

Flirtation of Fate
Seven years ago, Kenji broke Garnet’s heart. Now the wolf packmates have to investigate the shocking murder of one of their own. And the more Kenji sees of the woman Garnet has become, the deeper he begins to fall once more. But even his primal instincts are no match for the dark secret he carries.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I really loved Wild Embrace, Nalini gave us so much with the anthology of novellas. They were short but they gave us so much. From the alluring men who loved their women, women who took control, and passion that defines the reason why the Psy series makes up some of our all time favorite cast of characters.

I highly recommend if you're a Singh fan. If you haven't read Singh's Psy-Changeling series yet take advantage of it because you are totally missing out!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                

 

 

 

 

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Krissy's Bookshelf Reviews received a print copy in exchange for an honest review from Berkley Publishing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Release Day Launch: 1001 Dark Nights: Bundle Six

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About 1001 Dark Nights: Bundle Six:

 

From New York Times and USA Today Bestselling authors Jennifer L. Armentrout, Lorelei James, Alexandra Ivy, Laura Wright, Donna Grant, and introducing Rebecca Yarros and Kennedy Layne.

 

Discovery Bundle Six - coverSeven Dark Tales. Seven Sensual Stories. Seven Page Turners.

 

DREAM OF YOU: Abby Erickson isn’t looking for a one-night stand, a relationship, or anything that involves any one-on-one time, but when she witnesses a shocking crime, she’s thrust into the hands of Colton Anders. His job is to protect her, but with every look, every touch, and every simmering kiss, she’s in danger of not only losing her life but her heart also.

 

STRIPPED DOWN: A flirty game of sexual truth or dare between best man, Wynton Grant, and maid of honor, Melissa Lockhart during their BFF’s wedding reception results in a steamy hookup. But their plans for a one and done change when a family crisis leaves Wyn shorthanded at the Grant Ranch. Mel volunteers to help and gets way more than she bargained for.

 

RAGE: Rage has never had a problem charming the females. All except Lucie Gaudet. The lovely Geek is a born troublemaker, and it was no surprise to Rage when she was kicked out of the Wildlands. Now the Pantera need a first-class hacker to stop the potential destruction of their people, and it’s up to Rage to convince Lucie to help.

 

KILLIAN: Gorgeous, brutal, aggressive, and human, Killian O’Roarke wants only two things: to get rid of the Pantera DNA he’s been infected with, and get back to the field. Rosalie lost her mate to a human, and now the Hunter despises them all. In a time of war between their species, isn’t any chance of love destined for destruction?

 

DRAGON KING: Grace Clark has found the perfect spot to break through her writer’s block. Until Arian, a Dragon King who has slept away centuries in his cave, appears and tries to force her away from the mountain. Unaware of the war she just stumbled into, Grace doesn’t just discover the perfect place to write, she finds Arian – the most gorgeous, enticing, mysterious man she’s ever met.

 

IGNITE: In Legacy, Colorado, I buried my father alongside his elite Hotshot team. Ten years later, I’ve followed in his footsteps—fighting fires in the mountains of Alaska with my brother.
Amid the flames, nothing ignites me like Avery Claire. She’s stubborn, strong, sexy as hell, and my best friend. She also has no idea that I’m in love with her.

 

FATED IDENTITY: Grady Kenton relishes the long seductive weekends with Brienne Chaylse, the beautiful CIA liaison who understands his boundaries and accepts things the way he needs them to be. When Brienne’s identity as a CIA special agent is leaked to the media, she and Grady must race to discover whose betrayal runs deep while their true feelings emerge.

 

Every Dark Nights tale is breathtakingly sexy and magically romantic.

 

 Bundle 6 - Now Available

 

Experience the 1001 Dark Nights: Bundle Six Here…

 

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About the 1001 Dark Nights: Bundle Six Authors

 
Jennifer L. ArmentroutJennifer L. Armentrout:
 

#1 New York Times and #1 International Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing, she spends her time reading, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki.

 

Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV. Her young adult romantic suspense novel DON’T LOOK BACK was a 2014 nominated Best in Young Adult Fiction by YALSA.

 

She also writes Adult and New Adult contemporary and paranormal romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

 

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Lorelei JamesLorelei James:
 

Lorelei James is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of contemporary erotic western romances set in the modern day Wild West and also contemporary erotic romances. Lorelei’s books have been nominated for and won the Romantic Times Reviewer’s choice Award, as well as the CAPA Award. Lorelei lives in western South Dakota with her family…and a whole closet full of cow girl boots.

 

From Lorelei: “Why do I have a particular fondness for all things western? Well, I’m a fourth generation South Dakotan, living in the Black Hills, which is chock-full of interesting characters, including cowboys, Indians, ranchers, and bikers. The geographical diversity of the surrounding area showcases mountains, plains, and badlands. Living in and writing about rural settings gives me a unique perspective, especially since I’m not writing historical westerns. Through my fictional world, I can show the ideals and the cowboy way of life are still very much alive.”

 

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Alexandra IvyAlexandra Ivy:

 

Alexandra Ivy is a New York Times and USA Todaybestselling author. From Alexandra: “I’m not exactly sure when I fell in love with books. Probably on my mother’s knee listening to her read Dr. Seuss to me. I do remember that I was barely old enough to cross the street by myself when I discovered the delights of the local library.

 

Could anything be more wonderful than spending summer days surrounded by stacks of Nancy Drew mysteries? Over the years I fell in love with Victoria Holt, Jane Austen, Agatha Christie, and J.R.R. Tolkien just to name a few. I read poetry, essays, biographies, and plays. In fact, I read anything I could get my hands on.

 

Years later (no, I’m not admitting how many) I’m still an avid reader, and my tastes are still as varied as they were in my youth, which I suppose helps to explain why I enjoy writing regency historicals under the name of Deborah Raleigh, as well as my contemporary paranormals as Alexandra Ivy. For now that is enough to keep me busy, but who knows what the future might hold!

 

I do have a few other loves in my life besides reading and writing, the most important being my unbelievably patient husband, David, and my two sons, Chance and Alexander. Without their constant support and belief in me, I never could have been able to follow my dreams. They are truly my heroes.

 

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Laura WrightLaura Wright:
 

Laura Wright is a New York Times and USA Todaybestselling author. From Laura: “Unlike many of my peers in the writing world, I wasn’t a writer or a reader until I left high school. During my youth I was into theater, song and dance, commercials and boys. I loved romance surely, but I had never read a romance novel until my late teens. With that said, I remember the day I did like it was a moment ago – my aunt gave me the Jude Deveraux novel, Knight in Shining Armor and I couldn’t put it down until the very last word. Then I went straight to the library and got another – then another until I’d read everything she’d ever written. After that, it was McNaught, Howard, Schone, Kleypas, and the Silhouette line, Desire. I instantly loved those emotional, sexy reads, so much so that I began to carve out ideas for my own stories, themes that were unique to me and moved me. In 1997 I enrolled in UCLA extension writing classes, met my mentor and critique partners and since have never stopped writing. I was committed then and I still am now; the need to tell my own romantic stories a full on obsession. My first manuscript was rejected, and though the second one was as well the editor who’d rejected it wanted to see something else from me. I had something (note to authors; always keep working, even after you’ve sent in a proposal) and sent it right away. The day I got the call telling me Desire wanted to buy Cinderella and the Playboy was the best day of my life. That is until I married my husband, and had my two beautiful children. But I must say, writing is much like motherhood – tough, grueling, surprising, delicious and for me, a dream come true.”

 

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Donna Grant is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the sizzling Dark King series featuring dragons, immortal Highlanders, and the Fae.

 

She was born and raised in Texas but loves to travel. Her adventures have taken her throughout the United States as well as to Jamaica, Mexico, and Scotland. Growing up on the Texas/Louisiana border, Donna’s Cajun side of the family taught her the “spicy” side of life while her Texas roots gave her two-steppin’ and bareback riding.

 

Despite deadlines and voracious reading, Donna still manages to keep up with her two children, four cats, and one long haired Chihuahua.

 

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Rebecca YarrosRebecca Yarros:

 

Rebecca Yarros is a hopeless romantic and lover of all things chocolate, coffee, and Paleo. In addition to being a mom, military wife, and blogger, she can never choose between Young Adult and New Adult fiction, so she writes both. She’s a graduate of Troy University, where she studied European history and English, but still holds out hope for an acceptance letter to Hogwarts. Her blog, The Only Girl Among Boys, has been voted the Top Military Mom Blog the last two years, and celebrates the complex issues surrounding the military life she adores.

 

When she’s not writing, she’s tying on hockey skates for her kids, or sneaking in some guitar time. She is madly in love with her army-aviator husband of eleven years. They finally can call Colorado home along with their gaggle of rambunctious kiddos and snoring English Bulldog.

 
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Kennedy LayneKennedy Layne:
 

“First and foremost, I love life. I love that I’m a wife, mother, daughter, sister…and a writer.

 

“I am one of the lucky women in this world who gets to do what makes them happy. As long as I have a cup of coffee (maybe two or three) and my laptop, the stories evolve themselves and I try to do them justice. I draw my inspiration from a retired Marine Master Sergeant that swept me off of my feet and has drawn me into a world that fulfills all of my deepest and darkest desires. Smoldering romance, military men, intrigue, with a little bit of kinky chili pepper (his recipe), fill my head and there is nothing more satisfying than making the hero and heroine fulfill their destinies.

 

“Thank you for having joined me on their journeys…”

 

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Movie Night: Everest

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A climbing expedition on Mt. Everest is devastated by a severe snow storm.

Based on a true story.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                    

 

 

 

                 

 

Everything in this movie really kind of happens so fast that you don't have a lot of time to really take in all the emotional parts. This makes the film feel really short even though its like two hours long.

Its hard to know what actually took place for real and what was written in for the sake of excitement but in the end the movie wasn't really about the 12 some odd people who died that day, it was about Beck being left for dead on the mountain and surviving under his own will power.

Everest was okay but I mostly liked the actual footage documenting the real people and what happened after the events that took place during that climb.

Everest could have been better but it was still worth the watch.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Movie Night: Dracula Untold

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As his kingdom is being threatened by the Turks, young prince Vlad Tepes must become a monster feared by his own people in order to obtain the power needed to protect his own family, and the families of his kingdom.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                    

 

 

 

                 

 

I have a serious girl crush on Luke Evans but this wasn't one of his better films as much as I hate to say it. 

There is a lot of potential in this film but its hard to pin point why this movie really wasn't much of a success to me.

I think I was more intrigued by the last scene in the movie than I was the entire film.

They could have done this movie entirely different without the bat stuff or the meeting of the vampire on broken tooth mountain and still had a great background story to tell and decent battle scenes to include along with the under lining romance as well and it still would have been just as good if not better. Granted a lot of people love the vampire myth but I would have been just as content to see Vlad as a man - just a man without all the extra stuff and I probably would have liked it just as much. 

There have been a lot of rumors going around about whether the company that made the film plans on doing a prequel or sequel seeing as how they left enough in the story for them to do either one.

The only issue I could see being an issue is that the story could really go anywhere and there's no way of knowing whether the investment in a movie would be worth it or not or if they would be better off doing a television series instead but I don't see that really being worth the investment either.

Dracula Untold was good for the sake of my seeing Luke Evans without a shirt on but as a movie I could go either way.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Movie Night: The Peanuts Movie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Snoopy embarks upon his greatest mission as he and his team take to the skies to pursue their arch-nemesis, while his best pal Charlie Brown begins his own epic quest back home to win the love of his life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                    

 

 

 

                 

 

 I was actually afraid to see this movie because I'm such a fan of the original Charlie Brown films however I am happy I did because it stayed fairly loyal to the casts original personalities.

I am also very happy that they included Snoopy's WW obsession because it wouldn't be Peanuts without it.

The Peanuts Movie is totally cute and totally worth the watch. I am interested in seeing how the second film turns out (if it ever gets made).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Movie Night: The 5th Wave

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Four waves of increasingly deadly alien attacks have left most of Earth decimated. Cassie is on the run, desperately trying to save her younger brother.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                    

 

 

 

                 

 

 

The Fifth Wave felt abrupt and rushed, the movie didn't spend enough time really exploring the affect each wave had on humanity it just touched on it briefly before moving on to the next thing. I was really interested in this film but everything felt so emotionally flat. I knew going in that its difficult getting much excitement from such a young cast is hard to do because they lack the emotional depth and maturity to be able to express a wide range of feeling.

The movie does have an interesting hook that is actually pretty good but it isn't great because it feels a little clouded by the previous issues I felt were a large part of this movie. 

I do wish that we (the viewers) had gotten more out of the sleeper cell back story and I really wish that we had gotten more out of Evan's character because he felt like the only one that really had potential (as an actor/character) in this movie.

I felt that this film could have spent less time on getting to and from one stage to another and more time on character development than it did however I still feel that there is potential here to pick up what they lacked in this film for the following sequels if the company cashes in on the following stories which the Fifth Wave series is based on.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enjoy a Sneak Peek of The Female of The Species by Mindy McGinnis!

The Female of the Species

Alex knows how to kill someone.

Three years ago, when her older sister, Anna, was murdered and the killer walked free, Alex uncaged the language she knows best—the language of violence.

While her own crime goes unpunished, Alex knows she can't be trusted among other people. Not with Jack, the star athlete, or Peekay, the preacher's kid with a defiant streak. Not anyone.

As their senior year unfolds, Alex's darker nature breaks out and sets these three teens on a collision course in The Female of the Species.

 
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Chapter 1

 

ALEX

 

This is how I kill someone.

I learn his habits, I know his schedule. It is not difficult. His life consists of quick stops to the dollar store for the bare minimum of things required to keep this ragged cycle going, his hat pulled down over his eyes so as not to be recognized.

But he is. It’s a small town.

I watch these little exchanges. They evolve in seconds, from I get paid to smile at you to the facial muscles going lax when recognition hits, the price scanner making a feeble attempt to break the silence by making a beep-beep when his food goes past.

I know this pattern but watch it anyway. The bread, the cheese, the wine, and the crackers that sometimes he will crumble and put out for the birds—a tiny crack of kindness that makes him all the more hateful. Because if there’s a version of him that feeds birds as winter descends, then there is a decency that he chose to overlook when he did other things. Other things that also fed the birds. And the hawks. And the raccoons. And the coyotes. All the animals that took mouthfuls of my sister, destroying any chance of proving he killed her.

But I’m not a court, and I don’t need proof.

I know this road, the one that leads out of town. He’ll take a right where the bridge has been out for a decade, then follow the gravel that shoots to the left, each path becoming more decrepit than the last. From two lanes to one, from paved to gravel, and then just dirt. Dirt leading into the woods.

I know all these things because I’ve seen them every day for months. I’m just a girl trying to get in shape this summer, shedding the last baby fat as my womanhood emerges. How clean I look. How fresh and hopeful and one with the outdoors as I strain to make it up the hill, and then exuberant as I fly down the other side, hair streaming behind, enjoying my earned reward. This is what people think when they see me.

The few people who live out here wave as I go past, awkwardly at first, but later in recognition. As the days get hotter, one elderly lady waits at the end of her driveway every day with a glass pitcher of lemonade. She knows exactly what time I will pass her house, and my drink is always cold, the ice cubes clinking against my teeth.

I do this at first so that it won’t be odd that I’m there on that day. I’ve come to like it, the way my legs have become all muscle and how my hair smells like wind hours later. I like the lemonade, too. I almost look forward to seeing the old lady. But I never let it distract me.

Because this is not how I get in shape and make new friends.

This is how I kill someone.

And it’s a simple process, really. His hand hesitates for a second when he sees me pause at the end of his driveway. Yes, he’s one of the people who wave. He sits on his porch most of the day, a middle-aged man who might be handsome if you don’t look closely into his eyes and identify what lurks there. Every day the sun rises and the wine bottle empties and he sits there wondering where his life went wrong until it sets again.

I know exactly where. I’ll explain that to him.

He’s lonely. So when I stop for the first time ever, I almost feel bad when his face lights up. Almost. Because immediately following that pure smile of a human being who craves the company of another human being, his eyes flick down to my tank top, where my breasts heave up and down as I catch my breath. And we’re not two human beings anymore.

We’re a male and a female. Alone in the woods.

And I lie, say that I’m winded, need to sit down for a minute. And part of him knows he shouldn’t do this. The part that crumbles up crackers and feeds them to birds knows that he shouldn’t bring me out of the sun into the darkness of his house. But another part wants to.

And it’s much stronger.

I go, smiling when he holds the screen door open for me. It makes my nose scrunch up and draws attention to my freckles, which everyone says make me so cute. They have no idea.

I walk inside, into the cool shadows, pretending not to hear when he flicks the lock on the screen door. Then I turn around, and tell him who I am.

This is how I kill someone. And I don’t feel bad about it.

 

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Booklikes Unknown ?

With all the Booklikes drama going on and no one knowing whether its going to continue or not and everyone striving to find a way to stay connected with one another I just figured I would make a post listing different sites that I post reviews on so that maybe some of you can find me if we do happen to lose it. (Keeping fingers crossed that we don't - but just in case.)

 

 

(I've created a Facebook Fan Page just for my blog posts )

 

FB Fan Page

 

 

(My personal Facebook page)

 

Personal FB Page

 

 

Blogger

 

 

Twitter

 

 

Goodreads

 

 

(Amazon is still blanking my Amazon profile page but here is a link to one of my reviews hopefully you can find me that way.)

 

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(I pin to various boards on my page not just book images)

 

Pinterest

 

 

Google Plus

 

(I link posts on Blog Lovin once in awhile)

 

Blog Lovin

 

(Not sure I'll stay on the Reading Room site or not but I have a page here)

 

The Reading Room

 

(Although I can't seem to add much to it I'm also on Riffle)

 

Riffle

 

(Not really a book review site but just started messing with it)

 

Influenster

 

 

(I haven't used Tumblr in a long time but I suppose I'll have to soon)

 

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(I also have a wordpress page although I tend to forget about it and can't really figure out how to use it... its dated sorry. Will have to update it.)

 

Wordpress Page

 

 

 

I have many other pages but that's all I can think of off the top of my head right now.

I really hope Booklikes remains open and functioning but as a back up all of you are welcome to looking me up on these other sites as well.

 

Death of a Pumpkin Carver (Hayley Powell Food and Cocktails Mystery #8) by Lee Hollis

Death of a Pumpkin Carver (Hayley Powell Mystery) - Lee Hollis

This Halloween, Hayley can’t imagine a worse trick than her ex-husband Danny returning to Bar Harbor. Her kids may be happy to see their dad, but Hayley’s determined not to be taken in by his charms, and suspects he’s in financial trouble—again.

Still, the haunted holiday is about to get a whole lot scarier after Danny’s moonshine-making uncle is found lying dead next to a tombstone in a cemetery—and Danny quickly becomes the prime suspect. To prove her ex is innocent, Hayley will have to dig deep into her own bag of tricks to unmask the real culprit . . . before anyone else—including her—ends up in the graveyard.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Death of a Pumpkin Carver is exactly what I needed right now. Its fun, its light hearted and yes there are a few serious moments but its a change from the usual books I've been reading lately.

With Halloween just around the corner its nice to have a holiday themed book to read.

Death of a Pumpkin Carver has an enjoyable cast, a really good story line and it perked me up during an emotional slump I was in. I am happy that I found this book. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Deja Who (Insighter #1) by MaryJanice Davidson

Deja Who (An Insighter Novel) - MaryJanice Davidson

Leah Nazir is an Insighter. Reincarnation is her business. But while her clients’ pasts are a mess, Leah’s is nothing short of tragedy. She’s been murdered. A lot. If left to that bitch, destiny, it’ll happen again. Leah wants to know who’s been following her through time, and who’s been stalking her in the present...
 
P.I. Archer Drake has been hired by Leah’s mother to keep an eye on her. But the more time he spends watching, the more he finds himself infatuated. Before long, he even finds himself agreeing to help find the person who wants her dead. Over and over again.
 
Now going full-on “rewind,” Leah hopes it can stave off the inevitable. After all, she’s grown fond of this life—and even fonder of nerdy Archer. But changing her pattern means finding out who her killer is today. And as Leah fears, that could be anyone she has come to know and trust. Anyone.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I really liked the idea behind Deja Who a title that really fits this book because of what takes place inside of it. I loved the idea behind the book, I love that it has to do with reincarnation because its something that is completely different from almost every paranormal book I've read lately.

That's something I really needed recently because a lot of paranormal books have been sounding nearly the same as every other book I've read lately. Not a bad thing but its nice to see something unique. 

The biggest downfall for me was Archer and Leah. They're meant to carry this story and I really couldn't seem to like either one of them.

Leah was completely cold, and Archer was erratic. It made things fairly predictable because of them being jaded from their experiences in their lives but I just couldn't grow to like either one of them no matter what I tried.

I'm still really intrigued by the reincarnation journey and what's going to happen in the next book but I really hope to gain some kind of attachment to our h/h next time around.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Krissy's bookshelf: read

Reaper's Stand
Archangel's Shadows
To Love a King
Touch a Dark Wolf
Gray Bishop
The Viscount's Christmas Temptation
The Second Chance Hero
Loving Him Off the Field
Only Enchanting
Final Lap
Hunt the Jackal
Linger
Before You Break
Priestess Dreaming
Scandal And The Duchess
Hunters
Rival
Sci-Fi Nights: Alpha Bad Boys & Wild Girls of Futuristic Romance
Frayed
Love Bites


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