The Herd Archives

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

The Monthly Herd-- November-- Getting Social & BabyG being a jerk. *nods*



Holy cow we're almost to December. Insanity! I know that's said every month nearly but seriously! December! *flails* lol

November was an interesting month. And a busy one. The Life Reboot feature is keeping me crazy busy with all kinds of fun things like Hoppy Hour at the art museum, going to see Lee Child, getting ready for winter, making wreaths. It's been a lot of fun! If anyone wants to join in on those you're welcome to!

Christmas Quickies-- {The Heiress and the Hothead by Sabrina Jeffries} & {Christmas With an Angel by Debbie Mason}

The Heiress and the Hothead (Sinful Suitors #1.5) by Sabrina Jeffries 


The Quick Of It: A Christmas gathering. A heated kiss. A British hero set on exposing the atrocities of mill owners. An American heroine who so happens to own a mill. Realizing you just kissed the enemy? #Priceless

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

4 stars-- Duke of Pleasure (Maiden Lane #11) by Elizabeth Hoyt

Dark, sexy, and thrilling! Duke of Pleasure was everything I've come to know and love about Hoyt's romances. Passion, danger, and characters that'll leave you addicted.

So, basically, Hugh has made some enemies while trying to take down a secret society. Which kinda led to an ambush in a dark alley and kinda being saved by a mysterious masked...woman. Who vanishes just as quickly as she appears. Yeah, that'll catch a man's attention for sure. Her joining in on the hunt for the villains? Yeah...he's hooked.

Memes! Top Ten Tuesday & Waiting on Wednesday


A couple memes today! And we're talking what to get the book lover in your life. Or the list to hand people so they know what to get you. lol

Monday, November 28, 2016

Buy The Book-- New Releases & Book Deals!


Jayne Ann Krentz, Elisabeth Hoyt. Ah! Yes!
Some of the others are looking real tempting. What do yall think? Some great sales and freebies, too!

For more info on each book please click the cover! It'll take you to the Amazon page for the book.

Quote-tastic/Review-- the sweet spot-- Size Matters (A Perfect Fit #1) by Alison Bliss

Oh my gosh. Yall! New to me author. Totally became my crack. I had such a good time with this one. And pretty much turned my book into a veritable rainbow for all the little post it notes that mark all the hilariously amazing quotes.

So a few for today... this hero. He cracked me up. He's got one serious sweet tooth and he'd say things and I was like yup...yup that's about right. lol

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Life Reboot #6-- woo!


Life Reboot. Taking control of my life one day at a time...and having a blast doing it. If you want to join in...please do! Either in a blog post or just share what you're doing in the comment section!

This Past Week!
I was, erm, a spot optimistic when planning this past week. lol The holidays--even though I really didnt do anything big and got to go to someone elses house to eat. SCORE!--threw me off. Ah well. I still got some stuff done so were good :D 

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Crafting with Kitties-- Christmas Ornament Wreath


The holidays are here! And with that? A new wreath. I saw a video on facebook where they were using a pool noodle to make a wreath and thought...oooo! I can do this! But, alas, since it's not summer there are no pool noodles to be had. lol 

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Escape the Family! Buy the Book-- New Releases & Book Deals!


Heh Happy Thanksgiving, yall! If you're needing a break from festivities and looking for a new book here's some yummy options! Sabrina Jeffries. Awesome as always. And I flipping loved the Samanthe Beck. Loving that cover from Thayne, too! Isn't it gorgeous? Oh and the book deals. Holy cow. I loved most of them. Check em out!

For more info on each book please click the cover! It'll take you to the Amazon page for the book.

4 stars-- When a Laird Finds a Lass (A Highland Fairy Tale #2) by Lecia Cornwall

Oh, yall. I'm loving this series from Cornwall. Highlanders? Yes! Fiery fierce heroines? Gah, yes! Romance, a gorgeous setting, and fun storylines? Indeed!

When a Laird Finds a Lass. Well, he did just that. Fished her right out of the ocean after finding her unconscious in the waves. Injured and with no memory of who she was. The clan he's now in charge of? They totally think he should keep her. *nods*

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Insta-Wednesday: Squirrel!!!!!!!!

Because I love Instagram and fun pictures. The Herd's week ala Instagram :)


Cats, crafting, cold, cooking. Cheesy art. Yeah. There are a lot of Cs this week :D

3.5 stars-- Christmas Comes to Main Street (Briar Creek #5) by Olivia Miles

A small town baker with a love for Christmas and a big city visitor who looks down on all things festive. Ah yes. That's quite the duo. Christmas Comes to Main Street was a Christmasy good time and utterly delicious!

Alright so the quick of it is that Nate is in town to spend Christmas with his elderly aunt then heading back to his real life that is blessedly Christmas free. But then he runs--quite literally-- into Kara. And crushes her cookies. Cookies that she was delivering to his aunt's inn. Yeah. He got in a little trouble for that. But it has him hooked on the Christmas loving Kara and somehow challenging her to a Christmas competition. So much for trying to ignore the holiday!

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Memes! Top Ten Tuesday & Waiting on Wednesday


Lists! Time for lists! Things we're thankful for...

4 stars-- Hard Compromise (Compromise Me #2) by Samanthe Beck

Dayum! Beck has me hooked! Hard Compromise. Addictive and just a little dirty. Okay, a lot dirty. And I loved every second of it.

Alright so gist of it is that Laurie and Ethan met 10 years earlier when he was a rookie cop and hauled her drunk, underage ass off a beach and sent her home. Being a bit of a wild child she propositioned him. He was like girl you need to grow up. Check back with me in 10 years. Fast-forward 10 years, lots of time spent keeping her safe over the years, and, well, it's finally time for a throw down of a naughty variety. Hallelujah amen.

Monday, November 21, 2016

4 stars-- True-Blue Cowboy Christmas (Big Sky Cowboys #3) by Nicole Helm

True-Blue Cowboy Christmas had me near tears one moment, bursting out laughing the next--and having to hop on FB to share funny quotes--and simply falling in love with a group of flawed characters that anyone would be lucky to have in their lives.

So the quick of it is Thack's little girl has gone exploring and landed on the neighboring farm at Summer's caravan door. And, well, he's a little overwrought from fear and she's a little past being rational from worry over the little girl and, whew, yeah, that first meet does not *hangs head* go well. But eventually it leads to her working for him and taking care of his little girl. And messy attachments kicking up no matter how hard they both try to resist. Oo!

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Life Reboot #5-- Winter boxes, Wreathes & Plans


Life Reboot. Taking control of my life one day at a time...and having a blast doing it. Each week I'll share how I did and what I plan for the coming week. If you want to join in...please do! Either in a blog post or just share what you're doing in the comment section!

Okay so this week. I was lazy. Kinda. It was cold and windy and I was tired so I kept it fairly simple but still made myself get out for one social thing and did a lot of prep work and errand type stuff so I'm happy. :D

Tag: The Cat Herder [Edition 24] -- Naps, Cakes, & Kitty Art


 

Friday, November 18, 2016

4 stars-- Hold Me, Cowboy (Copper Ridge: Desire #2) by Maisey Yates

Sometimes a girl really just needs to land herself on Santa's naughty list. Something Maddy set about doing in a glorious way. And she's gonna take her nemesis, Sam, down with her...one orgasm at a time. Hallelujah! Hold Me, Cowboy? total orgasm infused fun!

Okay so Maddy and Sam. They've spent years sniping at each other. She's snobby and always shocking people...he's cocky and always ready to snarl at them. And they just drive each other crazy. But a snow storm, a remote cabin, lots of sexual tension and a horrifyingly long time since either has had a social orgasm (thank you Jill Shalvis for that gem!) and, yeah, sparks and panties fly.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Guest Post w/ Michelle Major-- Proud to be a Cat Lady!


Hey guys! Today we've got Michelle Major joining us for a fun post to celebrate her latest release-- Tell Me Again. Yall she totally joined the kitteh side. Woohoo! Check it out then hit those comments and leave her some love! ~anna


Thanks so much for having me here today!

Although I’ve had cats as pets for at least twenty years, I’ve always considered myself a dog person. For some reason, I thought I had to pick one or the other, and the sloppy, unconditional canine love seemed like the obvious choice.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

4 stars-- A Cowboy Christmas Miracle (Burnt Boot, #4) by Carolyn Brown

They melted the baby Jesus and dun stole Santa! Lordy but Burnt Boot, Texas is one lively town full of quirky down right crazy people. A Cowboy Christmas Miracle was a hoot as the #LoveWar threatens to take both sides of the feuding town down for good.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Buy The Book-- New Releases & Book Deals!


Just a couple this week. Finally the wedding from Clare's series!! Yay!
And hit up those sales! I've read most of them and they were AMAZING!!

For more info on each book please click the cover! It'll take you to the Amazon page for the book.

Memes! Top Ten Tuesday & Waiting on Wednesday


Movie week! Hmmm. And a historical.

Monday, November 14, 2016

4 stars-- The Trouble with Mistletoe (Heartbreaker Bay #2) by Jill Shalvis

Join us each week and share a favorite quote that you just loved.

You can add a review or post just a quote. You can post any day of the week, too. Totally flexible. Link ups are live on Monday.

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 or in a FB post and link it up.


Jill Shalvis! Jill Shalvis! Which means a plethora of quotes today because, seriously, it's Jill Shalvis and the lady just gives the best quips. The Trouble with Mistletoe (yes, yes, it's just a little Christmasy) was so good and had a hilarious cat/hero battle going on. But first a little whiplash...

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Life Reboot-- Week 4


Wow. What a week! With the time change and everything I'm feeling wiped out but I still managed to have a packed week as far as my Reboot went :D I'm pleased with the progress and hopefully will get a bit more done this coming week. Slow going in some regards but that's okay, too.

Tasty Delights-- Acorn Cookies


I saw these over on Pinterest I think. I'm a sucker for cute so they HAD to be made.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Randomly Random-- Arm Hair? Seriously?!


So. It's the middle of the night. And I'm laying in bed. (seriously I swear EVERY randomly random starts that way, lol) So I'm watching Proper Tasty videos o Facebook on my phone and this guy is making the recipe.

And, hello, guys cooking? Totally sexy.

But I'm watching and I'm like dude! that is one hairy fucker! Which led to...

Friday, November 11, 2016

4 stars-- Bodyguard (Under Covers #1) by Jessica Linden

A do-gooder politician, an assassination threat, a new bodyguard who will do anything to keep her new client safe. Danger, passion, stand up characters. Yes, I had a good time with Bodyguard. This is how all political romances should play out!

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Guest Post w/ Noelle Adams-- aws A Sweet Herd Babe & Inspiration!

Hey guys! Today we've got Noelle Adams joining us for a fun herd babe infused post. Yall check it out then hit those comments and leave her some love! ~anna


In May of last year, I moved to a small mountain town in the Appalachians. I’d just resigned my full-time job and was going to write for a living, so I moved across the state to be closer to my aging parents. At about the same time, my twelve-year-old Cocker Spaniel went totally blind, so the move was very hard for her. Once she got used to the new house, she was perfectly happy doing her favorite thing—taking naps.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Insta--Wednesday: Pumpkins, Birthdays?, & a new Addition

Because I love Instagram and fun pictures. The Herd's week ala Instagram :)



The skies were gorgeous this morning when I went out to run errands.
#skies #beauty #nofilter #morning #myview

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Buy the Book-- New Releases & Book Deals!


Some real nice looking ones this week. The Shalvis..was entertaining (it's a novella, though). Some really good sales and freebies, though! Yall check them out!

For more info on each book please click the cover! It'll take you to the Amazon page for the book.

Memes! Top Ten Tuesday & Waiting on Wednesday


A meme-ish good time! A little Top Ten Tuesday & Waiting on Wednesday for the week. Yall. The pretty covers!

Monday, November 7, 2016

Quote-tastic/Review-- growl! --Ruled by Elle Kennedy

Elle Kennedy. Woohoo! Yall this series is just good filthy pervy fun.

So jumping right in...This is a menage and it's seriously hot. These three have some tension between them and have been torturing each other a bit. Hot and then Rylan at the end just had me busting out laughing. He's kinda randy and cheeky and has been desperate for Reese for over a year...

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Life Reboot-- Week 3


Life Reboot. Taking control of my life one day at a time...and having a blast doing it. Each week I'll share how I did and what I plan for the coming week. If you want to join in...please do! Either in a blog post or just share what you're doing in the comment section!

It was a slower going week here since we had a new kitty arrival but still made some good changes and progress, I think!

3 stars-- Mistletoe Cottage (Harmony Harbor #1) by Debbie Mason

And so....Christmas reads. Yes! Christmas reviews are here! lol I'll be doing a #CountdownToChristmas from now until Christmas. Eep! Yall that are anti-Christmas just hold on until tomorrow for a regular review.

Friday, November 4, 2016

4 stars-- Maverick (Taggart Brothers #3) by Lisa Bingham

You need to read this series! Period. The end. Go one-click right this second! Bingham is masterful at delivering humor, heart, and seriously swoon-worthy heroes. Go get them. Go get them now! lol

Alright, yall. So, Maverick. Gosh it was fun. It's set at a shooting competition where they dress up in old fashioned clothes, have competitions, charity events, and a tent-city where all sorts of old timey items are sold. How fun! The hero, Bodey, is there for the competition. His heroine? She's working in one of the tent-stores that belongs to his friends. There's just something about the standoffish woman that sparks his curiosity and has him wondering what she's hiding...

Thursday, November 3, 2016

DNF-- Dare You to Run (Unbroken Heroes #2) by Dawn Ryder


Things did not go well with me and Dare You to Run. I DNF-d at 33%. I usually try to make it to at least 50% but nothing had me engaged or even remotely enjoying it--characters, plot, sex scenes, etc. Basic gist is Vitus rescued Damascus and they got hit with a case of insta-lust/love but then are separated for years before coming back into each others lives... just as she's about to escape her father's clutches.

Alright so what didn't work.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Buy the Book-- New Releases & Book Deals!


Seriously You need ALL THE BOOKS!!! lol Hold Me, Cowboy was excellent. Cornwall, Kennedy, Ayres, Calhoun, Miles. Gah. YES!

For more info on each book please click the cover! It'll take you to the Amazon page for the book.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Memes! Top Ten Tuesday & Waiting on Wednesday

Soooo. I'm joining in on some memes. I haven't really done memes in a couple years but these have been tempting me. I'm going to combine Top Ten Tuesday and Waiting on Wednesday in November and see how it goes. If you like seeing them let me know!

Lists and Books. Could there BE a better combo? lol