I’m really enjoying this book. Very much. It doesn’t have the House of Night vibes, but I’m really glad for that. It has its own unique spin and its own unique characters. I think I’m about halve to three quarters of the way through the book. I’m looking forward to finishing it. I’m also looking forward to the rest of the series. The narrator is pretty awesome and adds to the story.
★✩★ NEW RELEASE ★✩★
A Romantic Comedy Anthology
Hosted by DS Book Promotions
Available on Kindle Unlimited
With the holidays rolling in, what sort of trouble can we get into?
Holidays are all about togetherness. There will be family get-togethers. Decorating the tree and singing along with every Christmas carol known to man. Remembering yesteryear. And don’t forget the family arguments over who gets the last piece of pie.
Come see what shenanigans the authors included in this collection bring to the table. Nothing is off limits in the name of Holiday cheer and shenanigans.
Holiday Shenanigans is a compilation of short stories guaranteed to make you laugh out loud—and possibly make your holiday season a little brighter.
The publisher’s proceeds from Holiday Shenanigans will be donated in their entirety to The Salvation Army. Please note that Holiday Shenanigans and its authors are not affiliated with or endorsed by The Salvation Army.
Barb Shuler & KA Graham
Maggie C Rose
Title: The Whispering Women
Author: Trish MacEnulty
Release Date: September 6th, 2022
Page Count: 387
Start Date: November 18th, 2022
Finish Date: December 1st, 2022
Story: I didn’t know how I was going to feel about this book going into it. I went into it like I go most books. Blindly. It’s a historical fiction. It’s also filled with mystery and intrigue. It’s told in two different points of view. Both points of view are very important to the story. It is very important to understand that this story takes place in 1913 and is very realistic to the time period as well. I’ll leave it at that. I did really enjoy the book. I did not expect the ending at all. Any of it.
Characters: Louisa is your average wealthy society girl. Until she isn’t. Her father winds up in a scandal, and everything she knows gets turned upside down. I empathized with her a lot. I also related and connected with her in quite a few ways as well. We also have Ellen. She finds herself in a situation that puts her in danger. She manages to flee, but she won’t be safe until things come to a close. I also related to her as well.
Final Thoughts: I have loved everything about this book. Then I found out it was the first book in a series! You have no idea how happy that made me. I will definitely be continuing this series. I’m really looking forward to seeing the adventures of these two ladies from here forward! I want more people to read this book so I have somebody to talk about it with!
Title: Floating Underwater
Author: Tracy Shawn
Release Date: September 10th, 2021
Page Count: 275
Start Date: November 15th, 2022
Finish Date: December 1st, 2022
Story: When I first saw this book, I had some theories. I thought the whole story may take place in a sea or ocean. I also thought it could be about mermaids. I’m not going to give it away, but I will say that I may have been partially right. It’s a big stretch though. There is some references to a child disappearing many years ago. That part plays an important role later. I can’t say this book completely went the way I thought it would. I’m okay with that though. It was still an enjoyable read. It does cover mental health issues, kidnapping, and psychic abilities.
Characters: Paloma has been going through so much. When she was younger, her sister was kidnapped and the case was never solved. Her sister was never found. Once she became a woman, she found that she couldn’t carry a child to term. After a few miscarriages, she’s ready to quit trying and look into adoption. I really felt for her. She’s this amazing woman who is willing to do whatever for her loved ones. Nobody seems to understand her pain fully. On top of all that, she also has visions. Her husband doesn’t believe they are real. It’s intense.
Narration: Really enjoyable. I felt like it added to the story.
Final Thoughts: I came in with some guesses on what this book was about. I was right and wrong. More on the wrong side than I was the right one. I really enjoyed this story! I’d have liked to see some after the story kind of events. I won’t get into the details with what I was looking for. I would definitely read other books by this author. They definitely know how to hold your attention and keep you wanting more!
I’ve now watched four episodes of this! I absolutely love it. For those who aren’t familiar with the show, normally two people compete in the first round and the winner faces Bobby. They then cook the winner’s signature dish. The Holiday Throwdown is different. All the contestants are Food Network’s very own chefs. There is also three rounds. The winner of the first round competes with the third chef. The winner of the second round goes against Bobby in the third round. They get to pick from the other two chefs to work with them and the other one works with Bobby. The episodes are about an hour long. I really can’t wait to see the rest of the episodes!!! There have been some great chefs in the first four. I’m really excited to see the rest of them!
- Toxic Effects
- Jasmine Zumideh Needs a Win
- The Last Hill
- Frankie’s Wish
- What We Never Say
- Blood Sanctuary Part One
- Chase Greatness
- The Science of Mind
- Sword & Sorcery
- The Endgame
- Blood Sanctuary Part Two
- The Bezos Blueprint
- Killer Revenge
- The Lucky Diamond
- Now & Then
- Blood Union Part One
I’ll have reviews for all of these in my book review section. Some are posted already and some will be posted soon. It was a good reading month!
Title: Mine This Winter
Author: Multiple Authors
Release Date: December 1st, 2022
Page Count: 1,282
I’ve been reading an ARC copy of this anthology. I am so in love with all of the stories. I mean there are some I enjoy more than others, but they are all just so adorable! I actually have plans to gift a copy to a handful or two of people once the book is officially released. I’m not going to lie. I really love fall and winter type stories. Especially ones that center around Halloween. Not that these center around Halloween, but they are still so adorable! I fully recommend this book! I can’t wait until it’s released!
★✩★ COVER REVEAL ★✩★
A Dark College Romance | A Wicked Empire Standalone
By Jordan Grant
Cover Designer: Maria Spalda
Release Date: January 16, 2023
Hosted by DS Book Promotions
— Archie —
I was born into an easy life, and I like it that way.
Easy … every-damn-thing.
But that luxury came with a price, and it’s almost time to pay it.
It’s senior year, my last one of freedom before I inherit the family empire and watch my dad gleefully sail into retirement on the tails of his fifth—sixth? —divorce from my mother.
I’m the golden boy of Arlean University, the first-line running back with so many touchdowns they call me Bring-It-Home Blakely. Men want to be me. Women want to be beneath me.
I do what I want. When I want. To whomever I want.
I am revered. Adored. Utterly untouchable.
Or so I thought.
A red-headed transfer student with a know-it-all complex and Satan’s temper threatens to ruin my birthright.
She saw something she shouldn’t have and stuck her nose where it didn’t belong.
Then, she smiled at me when my father introduced her as his fiancé.
Game on, future Mrs. Blakely.
— Layne —
I have fought for everything I’ve ever had.
Food, shelter, safety, life.
Twenty-one years ago, I was born in the wrong place at the wrong time to the wrong woman.
I learned to survive on my own and to do whatever it takes—beg, borrow, and steal—to stay alive.
Every night for as long as I can remember, I have dreamed of vengeance, and no one, especially the god of my new college, will stand in my way.
I don’t believe in gods anyway.
I don’t believe in forgiveness either.
I believe in blood for blood and pain for pain, and I will make it rain down from my hands in a thunderstorm.
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There’s a lot on the list. I don’t plan to finish all of the books. I do plan to make progress in them. I also can’t even start some of the books until I finish others. So there’s that. I’ve already started most of these and I’m really enjoying them.
I’d love to know what you’re reading this week!