Sunday, July 29, 2018

The Scarecrow Queen by Melinda Salisbury

The Scarecrow Queen by Melinda SalisburyAs the Sleeping Prince tightens his hold on Lormere and Tregellan, the net closes in on the ragged band of rebels trying desperately to defeat him. Twylla and Errin are separated, isolated, and running out of time. The final battle is coming, and Aurek will stop at nothing to keep the throne forever . . .

Twylla, Errin and Merek are trying to make a potion to kill Aurek. As members of the rebel are separated to find what is needed for the potion, the ones left behind are working on their fighting skills and to get the children out of camps. 
Someone you think is a traitor tris to help and someone you trust is a traitor. Love the characters and the story and the ending does wrap it all up.

I gave this a 4 star and book can be bought on AMazon

Thursday, July 26, 2018

The Sleeping Prince by Melinda Salisbury review

The Sleeping Prince by Melinda SalisburyReturn to the darkly beautiful world of The Sin Eater's Daughter with a sequel that will leave you awed, terrified . . . and desperate for more.

Ever since her brother Lief disappeared, Errin's life has gone from bad to worse. Not only must she care for her sick mother, she has to scrape together rent money by selling illegal herbal cures. But none of that compares to the threat of the vengeful Sleeping Prince whom the Queen just awoke from his enchanted sleep.

Errin befriends someone she thinks she can trust and then thinks she can't trust. As he tried to help her with her mother. A man using his power to get her to bend to his will. On top of the the Sleeping Prince is out for an all out war and destroying anyone and anything in his path. Errin needs to get out and find her mom and save her but also find a woman who might have answers. This book is fast paced and full of violence.

This is part 2 of a trilogy

I gave this book 4 stars and can be found on Amazon

The Spite Game by Anna Anoekstra review

The Spite Game by Anna SnoekstraMercilessly bullied in high school, Ava knows she needs to put the past behind her and move on, but she can’t—not until she’s exacted precise, catastrophic revenge on the people who hurt her the most.

The book goes to the past and then to the present and back and forth. It is slow and a little boring. I kept reading it because I wanted to know what Ava did to the last person. You do find out at the very end. Even though Ava was bullied in school I still never felt sorry for her. I felt sorry for one thing that happened to her but after that she kind of walked into it all.

I received this from Net Galley for an honest review.

I gave this 3 stars and will be available in October on Amazon

Sunday, July 15, 2018

One Second AFter by William R. Forstchen review

One Second After by William R. ForstchenA story which can be all too terrifyingly real...a story in which one man struggles to save his family and his small North Carolina town after America loses a war, in one second, a war that will send America back to the Dark Ages...A war based upon a weapon, an Electro Magnetic Pulse (EMP). A weapon that may already be in the hands of our enemies.
My son read this and handed it to me and said read this, you will like it. Then I read that the forward was by Newt Gingrich and thought I don't know about this. Not to fond of him. But I was hooked into this story from the beginning. I could not put this down and stayed up late into the night. I can actually see this happening and a very scary thought. The story wrecked me. Emotions were high and low and all over the place. There are 2 more books to this series and I will be reading them. I highly recommend reading this.

I gave this 5 stars and you can buy this on Amazon 

Friday, July 13, 2018

2018 Color A Longs and Readathons Updated Sept. 8

                               2018 Color A Longs  and Readathons

You Tube:
The Coloring Book Nook - Christmas In July - #christmasinjuly2018
Kate's Colouring Haven - Nautical Neverland - #nauticalneverland
Colour & Chat With Sammie - Nautical Neverland - #nauticalneverland
Koloraroo - Christmas
A Colorful Life - C.L. Aldridge
Zoe Archer - Hannah Lynn
Tazia Colors - Aquatic
Jazz Chaney - July - 15 - Colouring Heaven Anime

Facebook groups:
A Colorful Life - C. L. Aldridge
A Colorful Life   - Challenge- Color Something with fruit in the pic
Color With Shelleen and Friends - Christmas In July #christmasinjuly2018
Reading With Pugs coloring - Christmas in July - #christmasinjuly2018
Hanna Karlzon's Colouring Club - Pick an element - Fire or water
Molly Harrison Fantasy Art Colouring Group - any of her pics - Blue Challenge:
Tazia Colors With Friends - Aquatic
Hannah Lynn's Whimsical Adult Coloring - every week is a different pic to color
Shadow Lounge Monthly Readathon - July 13-15
A Little Splash of Colour - Fairies
Johanna Basford YOUR Pages - July 20-31 - Black & white only,any medium
ColoringKaria Official Group - July 21st 2pm Day Drinking & Arting Livestream challenge
Let's Colour Today - Animal Kingdom- any coloring book with animals
Coloring, Tips & Tutotials with Faithfulgirl1978 - Starting July 27 - Elves In Love
Coloring Time - Ends Sept 2 - Any Rita Berman
                          "                 " - Christmas in July
                          "                 " - Grayscale coloring
                          "                 " - Fairy Fun
                          "                 " - Gel Pens ONLY challenge
Finish the book - pick one coloring book to finish by the end of the year

Sammie - #nauticalneverland
Kate - #nauticalneverland

You Tube:
The Bibliophile Colorist - Fantasia - Nicholas Filbert
The Coloring Book Nook   & DollarDiva99 - Pawgust
koloraroo - Werewold double page in Mythomorphia
A Colorful Life - co host - Creative Haven
Sharon's Sanctuary - co host - Creative Haven
Grace's Coloring Corner - co host - Creative Haven
Zoe Archer - Fairie's in August
Faithfulgirl1978 - Elves In Love
Coloring F - August Ladies
Tazia Colors - Homes/Towns

Streamathon - Aug 25 & 26 - #colourlikenobodyswatching

A Colorful Life - Creative Haven
Color With Sharon & Friends - Creative Haven
Grace's Coloring Book Corner - Creative Haven
Coloring Time - Ends Sept 2 - Any Rita Berman
                          "                 " - Christmas in July
                          "                 " - Grayscale coloring
                          "                 " - Fairy Fun
                          "                 " - Gel Pens ONLY challenge
Hannah Lynn's Whimsical Adult Coloring - week 1 - Nelli from Mermaid's Fairies & Other Girls of whimsy'
Let's Colour Today -  Winged Wonders
A Little Splash of Color - Until Aug 11 - Elves & Goblins
Johanna Basford Your Pages - "Work you colors" - Color pallete challenge
Secret Garden Gallery - Choos the supplied color pallett & combine mediums & draw something on the page
Hanna Karlzon's Colouring Club - Aug 3- 17 = Shapes of Grey - draw a shape on a page and only color in that shape grays, including black & white'
Molly Harrison Fantasy Art colouring group - any of her pics - red, white and blue, skin tones are allowed
Read All the things - The Chemist by Stephenie Meyer
Friends and Family Adult Coloring- 1 color challenge - any shade
The Pencil Ho Club - pencil of the week- color only with the brand chosen
Shadow Lounge Monthly Readathon - Aug 10 -12

Sammie - #colourallthemisfits
ColoringF - #augustladies

You Tube:
The Bibliophile Colorist - Fantasia - Nicholas Filbert
The Coloring Book Nook - Jade Dragonne
koloraroo - School inspired pages
A Colorful Life - Jennifer Stay from Coloring Bliss
Grace's Coloring Corner - Magical Sept.
Zoe Archer - Adorable Animals by Jane Maday
The Modernist Colourist - Kerby Rosanes

Color With Shelleen and Friends - Jade Dragonne
The Pencil Ho Club - pencil of the week- color only with the brand chosen
Hannah Lynn's Whimsical Adult
            Sept 3- Tinkerbell- Fairytale Princesses and Storybook Darlings
Grace's Coloring Book Corner - Magical September
A Colorful Life - Jennifer Stay f Coloring Bliss
Let's Colour Today - Fabulous Faces
Tim Jeff's Art - Color For Awareness Contest
Coloring Time - ALL Sept 3 - Nov 2
             Spooky Stuff/Day of the Dead/Halloween
             Creative Haven/Dover
              Autumn Theme or Autumn color palette
              Any pic with food
               Any Jasmine Beckett Griffith
Molly Harrison Fantasy ARt Colouring Group - Green, blue, pink, yellow and skin tones
Shadow Lounge Monthly Readathon - sept 14-16

Sammie - #colourfaefantasyandfairytales
NotnowI'mcoloring - #wowsept = work on WIPs

You Tube:
The Bibliophile Colorist - A Million Cats by Lulu Mayo
The Coloring Book Nook - cohost - Karla Magana  Halloween - #karlaween
Kate's Coloring Haven - cohost - Karla Magana  Halloween - #karlaween
A Colorful Life -  co host Day of the Dead
Zoe Archer -co host Day of the Dead
Sharon's Sanctuary - Vampires
Victoria's Colors -co host - Hannah Lynn Halloween
Samantha Oswald - cohost - Hannah Lynn Halloween
Jessica's Coloring Corner - Owltober
Dream In Color - Hannah Lynn Halloween

Color With Shelleen and Friends - Halloween
The Pencil Ho Club - pencil of the week- color only with the brand chosen
Jessica's Coloring Corner - Owltober

Sammie - #bewareyourinforacolourscare
Shelleen - #karlaween
Kate - #karlaween

You Tube:
The Bibliophile Colorist - artist Fabiana Attanasio
The Coloring Book Nook - cohost - Bennett Klein
Sharon's Sanctuary - cohost - Bennett Klein
koloraroo - Fall Inspired
A Colorful Life - Falling Colors - Fallseason
Zoe Archer - Disney Delights
Grace's Coloring Corner - Mardel Rubio
Dream In Color - Hannah Lynn Christmas

Streamathon - Nov. 17 & 18 #colourlikenobodyswatching

Color With Shelleen & Friends - Bennett Klein
The Pencil Ho Club - pencil of the week- color only with the brand chosen

Sammie - #colorandgetcosyintofall - autumn and warm colors

You Tube:
The Bibliophile Colorist - The Inspired Room by Melissa Michaels
The Colorng Book Nook - artist Tanya Bogema Stolova
koloraroo - christmas/winter pages
Zoe Archer - A Christmas Celebration
Grace's Coloring Corner - Finish Those WIPS
A Colorful Life - 12 Days of Giving (International Included)
Colour & Chat with Sammie - ANy pic with a Christmas Tree
Kate's colouring Haven - Fairytale - Emelie Oberg

Dec 8th Happy Holidays Cozy Colouring Night
11am-2pm EST Colour & Chat with Sammie
3pm-6pm Jen Reading With Pugs

Dec. 21 - Colour Me Festive Coloring Night
6pm-8pm EST Nick & Tina Colors
8Pm -10 Pm EST Dream In Color

Color With Shelleen & Friends - Tanya Bogema Stolova
The Pencil Ho Club - pencil of the week- color only with the brand chosen

Colour & Chat With Sammie  #HollyJollyChristmastreealong
A Colorful Life #Showthatcoloringbooklove2018 - color in books you haven't yet

Small Town Rumors by Carolyn Brown review

Small Town Rumors by Carolyn BrownEveryone is talking about Jennie Sue Baker and the mess she made of her life in New York. The former high school queen bee—and wealthy darling of Bloom, Texas—has returned home after all these years, riding on a common bus and bearing two bounced alimony checks. In a town that thrives on gossip, Jennie’s fall from grace has shamed her mother, set the town buzzing, and caused old, jealous enemies to whisper in delight. They say she’s taken a job as a housekeeper, gotten a garage apartment, and might be crushing on Rick Lawson, a simple farmer with modest dreams.

Jennie Sue just can't get away from the rumors. She is supposed to be the perfect obedient daughter to her controlling mother. All she wants is to work in the family oil business but her mom won't let her. She is supposed to be part of the hoity toity Belle group that her mother is in. She just wants to be her own person. 

After a tragic accident Jennie Sue puts herself first and what she wants for the first time.

I received this from netGalley for an honest review.
I gave this 4 stars and book can be found on amazon

One Perfect Kiss by Jaci Burton review

One Perfect Kiss by Jaci BurtonJosie Barnes has always craved a sense of home. She's found that in Hope, Oklahoma--she bought a house, has a new job as an English teacher at Hope High, she's made wonderful friends, and she's taking in stray animals that no one else wants. Now she's flirting with fellow teacher and hot high school football coach Zach Powers. But he's almost too good to be true, and Josie learned long ago not to trust in the too-good-to-be-true, because it has always let her down.
Josie come from a home with a drug addicted mother and never knew who her father was. She had a cheating fiance and comes to this town for a new beginning. She ends up spending more time with Zach and getting to know him but she has major trust issues.
This was a quick read and i received it from NetGalley for an honest review.

I gave this 4 stars and can buy it at Amazon

Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Tough Love by Aalia Lanius review

Tough Love by Aalia LaniusAll that glitters is not gold and this is hitting home for Aleyna as struggles between her traditional family desires and being unhappy in a marriage with her less than faithful husband, Kyle. Being a public speaker on confidence and success, Aleyna feels she isn’t being honest with herself or the world as she learns that the cancer she once beat has returned, bringing her face to face with a choice; her life or her marriage
Aleyna is learning she needs to let go. Fighting for a marriage that her husband is not wanting. How will the kids deal and what will finally be the straw that breaks the camels back?
I love the relationship between Aleyna and her best friend and another friend through her cancer.
This was a qick book as there was about 200 pages.
I received this from NetGalley for a review.
I gave this 4 stars and book can be found here on Amazon

Tuesday, July 03, 2018

The Mermaid by Christina Henry review

The Mermaid by Christina HenryOnce there was a mermaid who longed to know of more than her ocean home and her people. One day a fisherman trapped her in his net but couldn't bear to keep her. But his eyes were lonely and caught her more surely than the net, and so she evoked a magic that allowed her to walk upon the shore. The mermaid, Amelia, became his wife, and they lived on a cliff above the ocean for ever so many years, until one day the fisherman rowed out to sea and did not return.

P. T. Barnum was looking for marvelous attractions for his American Museum, and he'd heard a rumor of a mermaid who lived on a cliff by the sea. He wanted to make his fortune, and an attraction like Amelia was just the ticket.
Amelia agrees to play the mermaid but the crowd isn't always so nice about it. She falls for a new love and their love is put to the test. How long will she stay with the museum?

Quick and fun read . 
I received this from NetGalley for review.
I gave this 4 stars and the book can be found on Amazon 

The Date by Louise Jensen review

The Date by Louise JensenHer Saturday night started normally. Recently separated from her husband, Ali has been persuaded by her friends to go on a date with a new man. She is ready, she is nervous, she is excited. She is about to take a step into her new future. 

By Sunday morning, Ali’s life is unrecognisable. She wakes, and she knows that something is wrong. She is home, she is alone, she is hurt and she has no memory of what happened to her. 

Worse still, when she looks in the mirror, Ali doesn’t recognise the face staring back at her. She can’t recognise her friends and family. And she can’t recognise the person who is trying to destroy her… 

I could not put this book down. How would you deal with not recognizing your own face or anyone that you know? The to be told it will stay that way? Then there is a couple of twists. I thought I had it figured out halfway through the book.

I received this from NetGalley for review.

You can buy it on Amazon