Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The Monthly Herd: September Recap!

Once again...omg where did the month go?! Blows me away it's October already. Whew!
I had a couple big things happen with the blog this month that had me all nervous but excited too. I love starting new adventures :) And so far everything is going great with them. Yay!

2014 Historical Romance Reading Challenge--October LINK UP!


Welcome to October!! Link Up below!

2014 Erotic Romance Reading Challenge--October LINK UP!


Happy October!! Leave your October reviews in the Linky Below!!

Monday, September 29, 2014

Review/Quote-tastic (73)-- omg it's Frankenstein!-- Hope Burns by Jaci Burton


Join us every Monday and share a favorite quote that's grabbed ya for one reason or another. 

Everyone's welcome to join in. Authors, bloggers, readers. The more the merrier! Just grab the button and toss up your post :) 

No blog? No worries, just leave your favorites in the comment section.
This week is all about Jaci Burton and Hope Burns which is out tomorrow. It was a pretty great second chance romance and this scene just had me chuckling. It's Halloween and things have gotten a little steamy after everyone left the big party...

Saturday, September 27, 2014

The Bucket List (4)--Concerts and Pumpkins!


A Bucket List with a herding cats twist. lol

Each month I'm going to pick out...something to do or try and then give myself the entire month to make it happen. It's not going to be the typical "bucket list" kinda things but still in that spirit.

They won't all be big things.
Some will be fun, some serious, some easy or a little more complex. 
Things I've wanted to see or do, projects around the house, things on the blog, etc.

Everyone is welcome to join in if they'd like!
Create a blog post or add what you're doing in the comments!






Last month's "thing" was to go to our town's music in the park event.
It's a free event held in downtown on a grassy lot right near the library and arts center.
My mom was originally going to be here that weekend but her visit was moved so she couldn't go. But! Two of my friends ended up going with me.

Friday, September 26, 2014

SIGN UP--Christmas Recipe Exchange!


A twist on the traditional Christmas Card Exchange! This time we'll be sending recipes (in the mail) instead of just cards. Recipes that are old favorites, or special to your family. Maybe one you've seen and thought looked amazing but haven't had a chance to try yet. Snacks, main dishes, side dishes or desserts...

They can be on recipe cards, in handwriting or typed out, decorated or left plain and simple. Include notes on why you love it or just go for the straight recipe. It's really up to yall however you'd like to make it special for your recipient. You can include a Christmas card as well or just send the recipe.

**Feel free to invite your friends or blog followers! If you'd like to post about it or add the button to your side boards please do!**
I love Christmas. And I love cooking! So figured I'd smoosh the two together and invite yall to join in too! This is open to readers, authors and bloggers!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Must Reads! Historical Romance


A bit back I was asked about doing some favorites lists. 
Books or authors I think should be on everyone's tbr pile.

And so... Herding Cats & Burning Soup Must Reads! 

For today...Historical Romances. 
Oh my word. I have a lot. I'm a total historical romance junkie.
And dang a LOT of them turned out to be Pick of the Litter reads--aka 5 stars
I really don't give these out often but looking at this list you'd never know! lol

These are in no particular order. Just the one Blogger decided to put the name images in.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

It Happened at the Fair (It Happened at the Fair #1) by Deeanne Gist


Gambling everything, including the family farm, Cullen McNamara travels to the 1893 Chicago World's Fair with his most recent invention. But the noise in the Fair’s Machinery Palace makes it impossible to communicate with potential buyers. In an act of desperation, he hires Della Wentworth, a teacher of the deaf, to tutor him in the art of lip-reading.

The young teacher is reluctant to participate, and Cullen has trouble keeping his mind on his lessons while intently watching her lips. Like the newly invented Ferris Wheel, he is caught in a whirl between his girl back home, his dreams as an inventor, and his unexpected attraction to his new tutor. Can he keep his feet on the ground, or will he be carried away?

Type: Historical Fiction
Heat: 1 out of 5
Rating: 4.5-5 out of 5

Amazon | Book Depository | BAM | Goodreads

Gist is one of those authors that just leaves me rather speechless--in an absolutely amazing and astonishing way. Blows me away and leaves me a whole bundle of emotions. And I love it! It Happened at the Fair was no different as two young individuals put everything they have on the line during the Chicago World's Fair in hopes of changing both their own futures and the lives of others.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Deeper Than Need (Secrets & Shadows #1) by Shiloh Walker


Eager to put a dark, troubled past behind her, Trinity Ewing buys an old house that will make the perfect refuge for her and her young son once renovations are complete. The last thing on her mind is finding someone new…but the contractor she’s hired is an irresistible distraction—and Trinity can’t help but fantasize about all the business they could be doing behind closed doors.

Noah Benningfield thought he’d put his demons behind him. But the moment he lays eyes on Trinity, the temptation he feels is too powerful to deny. Soon the attraction between them explodes into something neither of them could have imagined. But their desire will be put to the test when a shocking local murder has them dodging danger at every turn. Can the beautiful and damaged Trinity trust someone like Noah, whose own past is as haunted as her own? The only thing she knows for sure is that she can’t live without a man who makes her feel this good—over and over again…

Type: Romantic Suspense/Mystery
Heat: 2.5 out of 5--very limited
Rating: 4 out of 5

Amazon | All Romance | Book Depository | BAM | Goodreads

Well now. Deeper Than Need was a fascinating read that held me in it's grip from start to finish as a small town's dirty secrets are ripped from their roots and love finds two damaged souls--hurt badly by love in the past--and sets them to healing. Yeah. It was pretty dang good.


Trinity and her son are needing a do-over and they've moved to a small town and bought an old house in dire need of fixing up. Which brings Noah into their lives and a murder/disappearance mystery from 20 years ago back to the surface when a body is found buried under the floorboard. Rocking the town and Noah since his girlfriend from all those years ago was one of the missing people involved with the case. Que the big owly eyes. Can you imagine?! I would have flipped the feck out over finding a body in my house like that. #ThingsNightmaresAreMadeOf

Tuesday Jams--Magic!


Sooo. The ladies over at Brazen Babe Reviews do this Meme-- Tuesday Jams-- where you share a song or band or what-have-you that's been on your LOVE list lately. If you want to join in check out their blog! Everyone's welcome :)

I'm a bit eclectic with my listens. Just like I am with pretty much everything else.
So it'll be an odd mix of things here. lol

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