Friday, August 18, 2017

3.5 stars-- Cocked & Loaded by Desiree Holt

*I read this one ages ago and it's been sitting in my drafts folder for like 2, 3 years. lol Figured it was time to post it. 

Erotica with a side of danger and suspense. Woohoo! Two of my favorite things to get my heart racing. <winks> Cocked & Loaded was my first from Holt and it was a pretty good time full of sexy suspense and a second chance romance. I do love those.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

3.5 stars-- Goofy Newfies by Ann Omasta


Look at that cover! Adorable! Goofy Newfies was fun, too, as Lily-- our newly widowed and crotchety heroine-- meets her match in a wiggly little newfie escape artist and his hunky foster daddy who is trying to find homes for the herd of darling little puppies.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

4 stars-- To Love a Texas Ranger (Men of Legend #1) by Linda Broday

Soo. Yall know I don't read blurbs. And for a while I kept thinking oh please be a menage!
"Weston, tell me this: Why were you on the train?"

"Wanted to make sure you got home. Knew you were still struggling, that you couldn't do your job. In the months of you chasing me and having to use all my wits to stay free... I don't know... I guess a bond of some sort or another formed. The chase became the game."

It certainly hadn't been a game to Sam. But Luke was right about growing close. Something deeper ran between them. "You noticed it too? The bond, I mean?"

"Yep." Luke licked his dry lips.  
I mean, seriously!! Tell me. Would you be thinking...mmhm. We're gonna have some historical naughtiness right here. lol But, yeah, no. Totally innocent on that front. Heh. Anywho...

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Ohmahgawd! All the books! You need ALL THE BOOKS! Plus...bacon.


Woo! Lots of book deals today! Plus just a couple new releases. The Emma Chase is pretty dang pet-able. Just saying...

Let me know if you grab anything!
Covers link over to Amazon*

4 stars-- Dealing with Annie (Cooper's Corner #17) by Jill Shalvis #QuoteTastic

Jill Shalvis!!! So. This one went through my feed the other day on a 99cent sale and I was all OMG how did I not know this book existed?!!

Okay so the hero. He's been injured on the job and banished to his brother's farm and he and Augustine. Well...

Monday, August 14, 2017

Memes! New Reads--COWBOYS!!-- and WOW

I wanted to meme. And only had one weekly post to do it. So there's a whole lotta memeage happening in this post. You might have to scroll down a bit to get the one you're looking for. 😸

Yall. It's been a week. Between getting ready for my trip, my eyes going troublesome, the freezer getting delivered and getting my hair cut...I'm tired. lol And way behind on my reading. *flails* yall *flails* I'll probably be slow on blog visits and such-- my eyes just can't take the screen time-- but hang in with me, please! Once I get back from my trip and get my eye appointment behind me I'll give back in the swing of things. :)

Sunday, August 13, 2017

In My Cart-- Degusta Box #2 -- Food Noms!


So a while back Mary over at Dark Thoughts shared about Degusta boxes. I was like yes, yes, I need to check this out! She is SO good at convincing me I need to try things new things. lol

Basically once a month you're sent a box of random goodies to try. From candy to sauces to cookies and pasta. It's really rather fun seeing what they'll include. Thought I'd share some of the things here!

Saturday, August 12, 2017

In My Cart-- Herd Babe Supplies


One of my goals this year is herd babe enrichment. I want them to be happier. So I've been trying out some items. Here's what I thought!

Friday, August 11, 2017

Bite Sized Reviews-- Roped by EM Gayle & Ivan by Roxie Rivera

A couple really quick reviews for today! Both of these were freebies and ones I read a couple years back but just haven't published the reviews. I suck. I know. lol They were both fun tastes of the series they kick off and the authors-- both of which were new to me at the time. A little BDSM with EM Gayle's Roped and some Russian alpha male with Ivan by Roxy Rivera :D

Roped (Purgatory Club #1) by EM Gayle

Thursday, August 10, 2017

4 stars-- Say Yes to the Marquess (Castles Ever After #2) by Tessa Dare

I read my first Tessa Dare!! Yall! I'd been SO nervous! Everyone loves her and I was all panicky that I'd be the odd girl out. lol I needn't have worried. Say Yes to the Marquess was delightful!

The Gist? Clio's fiance has strung her along for 8 long years while he travels the world. She's damn tired of waiting and ready to take matters into her own hands. Namely...breaking their engagement. She just needs is his brother--who's managing things-- to sign some papers. Blast the man. He thinks she should plan the wedding instead and jumps in to help do just that.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

InstaWednesday-- All the things! And why I've been missing...

Because I love Instagram and sharing what we've been up to the last couple weeks...

Okay! An update first. This has been a long week. Busy with regular stuff but I'm also getting ready for my first vacation in over a year and with the herd that takes a LOT of time. The Support the Troops Auction is fast approaching. And, I've been having an eye issue. Gah! More on that in the pics! But it's all basically meant a lot less of online time this week and falling way behind on visits. I miss everyone and will try to get around soon :)

New Releases & Book Sales!!


Books & Cool Stuff!! The sales are awesome this week. Of the new books I read The Flirtation. I enjoyed it but check my review of it first. It was up yesterday. 

Let me know if you grab anything!
Covers link over to Amazon*

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

3.5 stars-- The Flirtation (Submissive #10) by Tara Sue Me #QuoteTastic

Oh yeah. I love me some Tara Sue Me. She writes such yummy erotic romance and bdsm.

So. The Flirtation. Totally flirty and sexy. I really liked the hero in this one. And that it touched on some bdsm issues like trust and when it's broken.

Anywho. Two quotes today...

Monday, August 7, 2017

Memes! New Reads, Bookish Challenges & Sexy Athletes!

I wanted to meme. And only had one weekly post to do it. So there's a whole lotta memeage happening in this post. You might have to scroll down a bit to get the one you're looking for. 😸

A Little Update: 

It's still hot. It's still humid. It's still making me feel stabby! Other than that I'm working on the Support the Troops auction this week-- if you'd like to donate a book click HERE

And I'm working on cleaning out our dining room so I can buy a freezer. The dining room is NEVER used so I figure I'll make it do some work for a change.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Tasty Delights-- Israeli Salad

Yall know I've been doing the HelloFresh meals. Now I'm trying out Green Chef. Jessica Lemmon turned me on to them because of their vegetarian/vegan options and I figured...why not?!

And it was pretty good. A similar set up to the HelloFresh but good.

The first box I tried was the Israeli Salad. Now, this is NOT something I would typically be pulled towards. I'm just not a huge fan of this type of cuisine but it turned out pretty tasty. It was fairly easy as well. I'm glad I gave it a go though I don't know that I'd make it again but that's just personal preference.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Money Matters-- Rebate Apps! Woots! #FreeMoney


Last month I talked about doing a #NoSpendJune and how that went. I've been continuing my financial overhaul during July. Doing little tweaks here and there and trying out new things to save some money.

This time I'm talking Rebate Apps. Holy cow, yall! How could I have not tried these sooner! All that wasted money. *hangs head*

Friday, August 4, 2017

2 stars-- Once Burned (Night Prince #1) by Jeaniene Frost

*flails of reader girl sadness* Pretty much everyone else loves this spin off series. But, yall. I was so disappointed.

I was all over the Night Huntress series and all about Vlad when he'd show up there so him having his own series? Oh. My. Gosh. I was so damn tickled and excited. But, Once Burned, left me wondering what the hell had happened to Vlad and if I'd read a different book than everyone else. Bummer.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

4 stars-- Knight on the Texas Plains (Texas Heroes #1) by Linda Broday

Well I'll be adding more of Linda Broday's books to my wishlist. Knight on the Texas Plains... total book goodness.

The Gist: Since his wife's death Duel has given up on life. He's got nothing to live for until one night changes everything and his hands are suddenly full of a whole heap of female he needs to pull his shit together for--a tiny baby girl no one wants and an injured woman with secrets to hide. His only plan? Head back to his family ranch and start trying to heal not just himself but two women who are just as broken and wounded as he is and counting on him.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

New Releases & Sales + sushi pincushion

Ha! A couple days late but I had a few too many posts up on Tuesday sooooo new releases on Thursday it is!

Tougher in Texas!!! You neeeeed this book. It's in my top 5 for 2017.
The others out today look pretty good, too.

Covers link over to Amazon*

4 stars-- Ash and Quill (The Great Library #3) by Rachel Caine

Yall. This series. It's so damn unique and seriously addicting! Ash and Quill was a non-stop gritty adventure! I've loved dang near every second as Jess and friends began training with the Library-- who's mission is to protect books at ANY cost (including death)-- and slowly realize that it isn't really a force of good anymore and set about taking the Library down.

So what made Ash and Quill awesome?

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

QuoteTastic/Review-- Tougher in Texas (Texas Rodeo #3) by Kari Lynn Dell

Can I just quote the whole damn book? Ahh! I had SUCH a hard time choosing just a couple for todays. I'm seriously loving Kari Lynn Dell and her cowboys. They're funny and sexy and just so damn good. Anyway. This heroine and I were in total agreement on this one...

Monday, July 31, 2017

The Monthly Herd-- July 2017-- It was So. Dang. Hot.


This month. It was SO hot here. Like make a girl crabby and snarky hot. I'm so glad to say goodbye to July! lol Nothing bad happened just a lot of little stuff to keep on top of and work on. So it was busy and has me ready for a nap.

{Memes} New Reads-- baby blogger me -- Whiskey & Weddings!

I wanted to meme. And only had one weekly post to do it. So there's a whole lotta meme-age happening in this post. You might have to scroll down a bit to get the one you're looking for. 😸

It's been a LONG week! I'm behind on blog visits but catching up today hopefully. But maybe not. The weather is FINALLY not Kill Me, Hot so I might spend the day trying to work in the yard. Ack! Anywho. On to the memes...

Sunday, July 30, 2017

In My Cart-- Random One-Clicks! Owls, Elephants & Horse Heads!


So. Yes. I like to shop. There are just SO many pretties! Pretties that want me to be their mom! It's so bad, yall. lol Thought I'd share some of them and what I thought. These were all pre-No Spend June.

Friday, July 28, 2017

How Do You Organize Your Books?


How Do You Organize Your Books?

I have a LOT of print books and right now I'm in the process of changing my system! Eek! 
It got me thinking and figured this would be a fun post.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

3 stars-- Sold to the Shiekh (Club Volare #1) by Chloe Cox

Sold to the Sheikh was an entertaining read, though, damn it had me chanting 'fuck her fuck her fuck her' more than once. There was a hell of a lot of foreplay as Sheikh Bashir and Stella spend a weekend in kinky exploits at Club Volare after he literally buys her time and the privilege of being with him.

InstaWed-- Cats. ALL THE CATS!

Here's what we've been up to the last couple weeks...

Human. It is BabyG time.


Tuesday, July 25, 2017

New Releases, Sales & Freebies


*gasp* I've only read one of this week's releases-- Savaged Vows-- which is by one of the authors I work for. You should totally grab the series! lol

I have my eye on the Joan Johnston and Sophie Jordan, though. And Ilona Andrews once I get that series going. Some other good deals, too.

Let me know if you grab anything!

4 stars-- Savaged Vows (Savaged Illusions Trilogy #2) by Jennifer Lyon #QuoteTastic

First off! I actually work for Jennifer Lyon. I don't usually read Jen's books now that I work for her but something about this series drew me in so I decided to sneaky read it without telling her. Bwhahahaha
I had a good laugh at this quote. Plus it's steamy. And maybe a little sweet, too. These two have been together for a while and he's a rock star now and having to be gone on the road. So a little reunion of sorts :) 


Sunday, July 23, 2017

Memes! New Books, Adaptations, Waiting on Wednesday!

There's a whole slew of memes in this post so you might have to scroll down just a little to get to the one you're looking for. 😸

Oh my gosh. It is so freaking hot yall. It's MISERABLE in the south. We did finally have rain tonight. Yay! We've had a total of .79 inches of rain for all of July. And it all fell within one hour tonight. smh It's been brutal.

Lots of house stuff. Lots of blog stuff. Lots of authorly work stuff. It's been busy and I'm ready for like 8 naps in a row. lol But first...we meme!

Tasty Delights-- Herb Couscous Patties #FancyAsHell #ButDelicious

This is a dish I NEVER would have made on my own. NEVER, yall.

But! It turned out to be surprisingly good. This was a GreenChef meal. They're like the HelloFresh ones I do. And a little more...foodie? I guess. Not quite the family comfort food that HelloFresh so often does.

Anywho. So this time it was Herb Couscous Patties. Sounds pretty good. I'm a fan of couscous, really. The odd part was the sauce. I'd originally thought it was a tomato sauce from the little web picture preview when I selected meals. It...was not.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

"You Wouldn't Like It. It's Not YOUR Kind Of Book"


So I'm gonna have a wee rant today. One I've been contemplating for a good long while and decided to get off my chest! lol
Them: *looks at new release* You wouldn't like this book. It's not your kind of read. It's not erotica.

Me: <stares in silence>

Me: Bitch, please. I read that years before you knew it existed. 

Friday, July 21, 2017

4 stars-- Bled Dry (Vegas Vampires #3) by Erin McCarthy

I absolutely adore every glorious, silly, cheeky second of this series from Erin McCarthy.

Bled Dry is the story of Brittany and Corbin who are just adorable and have found themselves rather knocked up since apparently vampire sperm...is good to go!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

4 stars-- Wrecked by J.B. Salsbury

Oh. My. Word. So about 2 pages into Wrecked I was like oh hell. This one is going to make me sob. And...it did. But it also made me laugh so hard it hurt. Swoon a little. And fall completely for Sawyer and Aden. And, okay, maybe Salsbury, too. Wrecked was one heck of a yummy read.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

New Releases, Sales, Freebies & Some Random Non-Book Fun


Lots of releases and awesome deals today. I loved Wrecked!
Plus some funky Amazon finds. Images link to Amazon.
Let me know if you grab anything!


3.5 stars-- Everything She Wanted (Hunted #5) by Jennifer Ryan

I'm trying to clean up my WAY past due book requests (Blogger Shame, yall). And Was hunting around and spotted Everything She Wanted. Yall. I don't even remember taking this one on. Especially since it's book #5 and I haven't read the others. Erms. But there he sat all smoldering at me. So I snapped up up and gave him a read and had a fab time. Woo!

So. Ben. Ben is an awesome hero, yall. So damn sweet. I thought both of these were pretty dang cute quotes.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Memes! New Books, Toxic Reads, and Waiting on Wednesday!

There's a whole slew of memes in this post so you might have to scroll down just a little to get to the one you're looking for. 😸

Eeee! I've become a book fiend this last couple weeks. I'm all I NEED ALL THE BOOKS! lol It's been hot and muggy here. Pretty much turns me worthless. lol I have been working in the yard this week. It's exhausting but getting better out there at least. Whew! Other than that life has been quiet which I'll take! 

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Life Reboot-- Triangle Shooting Academy!


Last year I started a Life Reboot. I'd gotten in a rut and needed to break out of it. Some house projects, some health projects, some get-me-out-the-house-and-try-new-things projects. And I'm having a blast with it!

Whoa! It's been a LONG time since I've done a Life Reboot post. This past June I knocked one thing off my list. I went to the Shooting Range!

I've been wanting to do this for ages! One night a radio ad came on about a local place that has a women's basic handgun class. All women class and a female instructor. I thought that would be a great place to start!

Friday, July 14, 2017

3.5 stars-- From Duke Till Dawn (The London Underground #1) by Eva Leigh

So dang pretty! And a fun read, too. From Duke Till Dawn was...intriguing.


The Gist:  A couple years back Cassandra, well, she swindled our dear proper Duke then dashed away in the middle of the night with him none the wiser. He's never forgotten the sexy widow and when he stumbles on her in a random gaming hell he's thinking luck is on his side again! Until he realizes he'd been a mark all those years ago. Talk about an ego blow! Damn if he doesn't want in her swindling naughty girl historical panties, though. And she might just want that, too!

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Planner Girl 101: What Kind of Planner is THAT?!


Yall know I'm a bit addicted to my planner.
I get asked all the time what I use and how I do my layouts so I thought I'd start a new feature... Planner Girl 101.

First up? What Kind of Planner Is That?!

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

InstaWednesday-- G, July & Sexy Reads

Because I love Instagram and sharing what we've been up to the last couple weeks...

I'm working my back into instagram. Bujo-ing and practicing my lettering again. I kind of took a break from everything the last few weeks.

Had a nice Independence Day and kick off to July. The herd wasn't bothered by the fireworks at all. They just snoozed all the way through it.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

4 stars-- Paper and Fire (The Great Library #2) by Rachel Caine #QuoteTastic

Rachel Caine. Yall I've been hooked on her since my early reading years and this new series revolving around books and an all powerful Library that teeters between good and evil? I was in! And holy cow this series. It's crazy good.

Today's quote. This is Jess (the main character) and his friend Glain who is a fello student/trainee. She's a soldier and maybe a little scary sometimes. thought this was a funny moment between them.

New Releases, Sales, Freebies & Some Random Non-Book Fun


Pretties!!! There are lots of pretties! 
Loved Ash and Quill. Some really good sales, too.
Plus some random non-bookish things I loved...


OOOOooo! And there's a print book deal happening.
$5 off $15. It might be just if you have Prime but check anyways.
Ends tomorrow night.


Let me know if you grab anything!
Covers link over to Amazon*

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