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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

The Monthly Herd-- Jan 2017


I can't believe another month is up! Jan was a bit of a roller coaster here. I jumped into the new year pretty excited. I've got a lot of goals and plans for the year and I went for them. And it was great. I've actually made a good bit of progress already. And I've been feeling pretty good. Doing some creative things-- hand lettering, bible journaling, planner planning. Which I've enjoyed immensely. It's been really good to let my creative artsy side out in a couple new ways.

Buy the Book-- New Releases, Sales & Freebies


Some pretties for today! I loved Between the Devil and the Duke. Review will be up later today for that :)

Meme-ing It Up-- Top Ten Favorite Artsy Covers!


Some memes for today! Some cowboy fun I can't wait to see release and a whole dang lot of pretty pet-able covers! If you're participating in either meme be sure to leave your link with your comment!

Monday, January 30, 2017

Quote-tastic/Review-- Wild Zone (Rough Riders Hockey #4) by Skye Jordan

A very short quote today. Not even really a quote but a line. Some times the perfect little zing or thought just tickles me and that was so the case here. 

Friday, January 27, 2017

In My Cart-- I've gone One-Click Happy *hangs head*


I've been on a one-click tear over on Amazon lately. *hangs head*
It's been bad, yall. Real bad. But so many pretties!
Thought I'd share some of the things I've just had to have. lol
And Lord help me. I had to break it up into multiple posts. Ha!

Thursday, January 26, 2017

4 stars-- A Perfect Storm (Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor #4) by Lori Foster

When I need a guaranteed good read Lori Foster is one of my go to authors and she so did it again with A Perfect Storm. Oh I had a good time as Arizona and Spencer's paths, once again, cross and they end up working together--no matter the dangers--to expose a human smuggling ring. Something they both desperately need before they can move on with their lives. It was an exciting ride and one that had me easily falling for both Arizona and Spencer before I realized.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Insta-Wed: Books, Cats....the important things.

Because I love Instagram and fun pictures. The Herd's week ala Instagram :) So a lot of books this week. I'm doing an Instagram challenge and while I'm WAY behind I'm having fun with it. I think most of the book pics are coming out rather pretty! And, of course, the herd....

 

When you're #fabulous and you know it. #diva

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

4 stars-- Accidentally on Purpose (Heartbreaker Bay #3) by Jill Shalvis

*goofy reader girl dance* Yes! Accidentally on Purpose...total book noms. This was actually my first 2017 read and, gah, the magical world of Jill Shalvis is seriously my happy place.

So basically... Elle and Archer have wanted each other for practically ever. But they're difficult. And clueless. And think the other just wants to be friends or just tolerates them *hangs head* Dude. Everyone knows they want in each others panties. Every. One. Except them. lol Elle moving on and deciding to date other men? Well. That's Archer's breaking point. Rational thought...goodbye. No one is getting his girl but him. And so a battle of wills begins.

Buy the Book-- New Releases, Sales & Freebies


More releases and sales and freebies! Woohoo! I had a great time with Accidentally on Purpose. Review is up for anyone interested. And about half of the sale books are on my yay list :D Let me know if you grab anything!

Monday, January 23, 2017

Quote-tastic/Review-- Dirty Money (Roughneck Billionaires #1) by Jessica Clare


Dirty Money.

Whew boy! Boone. Yall. He's something.

A roughneck who struck oil and turned overnight billionaire. Mischievous, arrogant, maybe a little crazy and a whole lot stubborn and rocking a chip on his shoulder. He was a trip. And perfectly matched with Ivy. A realtor with attitude, a pile of debt, the weight of the world on her shoulders and just enough pig pigheadedness to match his stubborn streak.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

What You See...


So this week I had two growly reviews go up on the blog.
Like...Anna was in full on #RantyAnna mode. I won't lie. They had me in a right ol' fit. lol

And a couple of the ladies were all oh no! you've had a really bad go lately or I hope your next book is awesome!

Friday, January 20, 2017

2 stars-- A Perfect Compromise (New Jersey Ice Cats #4) by Anna Sugden

A Perfect Compromise is one of those books where the writing is pleasant and I liked the heroine but the hero is a fucking asshole prick who needs to grow the fuck up and get over himself. I honestly didn't want him to have a happily ever after and wish she'd leave his sorry useless self-centered ass and find a real man. Because it is not him. Gah! He's the perfect candidate for dick removal because he surely wasn't responsible or worthy of his.

The quick of it is that Issy and JB meet on vacation and one thing leads to a broken condom and a couple months later them dealing with their vacation fling coming back to haunt them. Yeah. They fully expected a good time and then to go their separate ways with fond memories but now they're having to deal with a pregnancy and what it means to their futures. And not everyone is handling it well...

Thursday, January 19, 2017

1 star-- Dazzling (Diamond Trilogy #1) by Elizabeth Hayley

IT'S A CLIFFHANGER!!! *rage, yall, rage*

I'm feeling rather pissy right now over Dazzling. This was my first time reading this writing duo and likely my last. I'm so disappointed, yall!

The premise started out well enough-- rich hero falls for poor--and reluctant-- heroine and sets out to win her over.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Buy the Book-- New Releases, Sales & Freebies


Some pretties for today! Be sure to check out the sales for a Patricia Briggs book. Eee!

I had a good time with Finding Kyle and Dirty Money. Both will be reviewed on the blog this week :D

4 stars-- Stranded with a Billionaire (Billionaire Boys Club #1) by Jessica Clare

Billionaires! Billionaires... everywhere! I really enjoy Clare's sinfully rich heroes so I was excited to get back to book one and meet the couple that kicked everything off. And, oh, Stranded with a Billionaire was fun! I mean, seriously, trapped on a tropical island with no one else in sight but a handsome stranger? Um. Yes, please!

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Memes! TTT & WoW-- Most Underrated Books!


I love this week's topic and getting to share books/series/authors I think need more screen time. So. Without further ado....

Monday, January 16, 2017

Quote-tastic/Review-- Finding Kyle by Sawyer Bennett

Oh Sawyer Bennett. She does write a yummy hero and a delicious romance.

Finding Kyle was a pretty unique one seeing as it's got a light house keeper for a hero. How fun!

So this quote. The heroine. She's got some geek in her and is constantly quoting movies/dates when they suit. Sometimes at rather, erm, unconventional moments. This one seriously cracked me up.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Tasty Delights-- Aloo Gobi #HelloFreshPics

Woohoo! Trying new things! This recipe was part of the HelloFresh box I received back in October. It was also my favorite meal of the box which was a huge surprise because I typically am not a fan of Indian food.

But...rice, potatoes, cauliflower? Gah, I'm in! It took a little bit of time but was pretty dang easy to make.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Audio Files-- The Princess and the Peer by Tracy Anne Warren


I'm really enjoying this series. It took me a while to finish The Princess and the Peer but that was on life not the book and it was easy to jump back into the story even after days/weeks of not listening.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

2 stars-- Blazing Hot Cowboy (Smokin’ Hot Cowboys #2) by Kim Redford

Blazing How Cowboy. *pets the gorgeous cover* Really it was just impossible for me to resist a cowboy firefighter. And for the most part it was a decent read. But, sadly, in the end it fell short for me.

The quick of it is that the heroine has just come back home after 13 years away. She's a widow, has a young daughter and needs to start fresh. And her high school sweet heart is ready to jump in and help any way he can.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Insta-Wednesday: Winter Has Arrived

Because I love Instagram and fun pictures. The Herd's week ala Instagram :) Lots of Winter and lots of pretty reads. I'm doing a photo challenge on Instagram this month though I started late so, ergs, I'm behind.





Plotting new ways of tormenting AddiCat. 

#ThatSmirk #SantaAlreadyCame #NaughtCats #BabyG

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Buy the Book-- New Releases, Sales & Freebies


Eee! It's a new week and lots of pretteh pretteh reads. Some nice looking new releases and then the sales. Woo! I loved Sized Matters and Run to You <3 And CJ is one of our blogger friends. Hers looks fab, too :)

A new thing for yall that pre-order. I set up an ongoing 2017 Book Sales release calendar page. I'll update it whenever I see a new release. You can find that HERE.

3.5 stars-- When All The Girls Have Gone by Jayne Ann Krentz

Ahh Jayne Ann Krentz. A favorite of mine. I just can't resist her books and with such a gorgeous cover...I was in. When All The Girls Have Gone was a very nice murder mystery and what I hope will be the kick off to a new series.

Memes! TTT & WOW-- Top 10 2016 Reads I Missed


Yes! Some memes! A pet-able cowboy on my wishlist and the top 10, erm, 12 books I meant to read in 2016 but *flails* just didn't happen.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Quote-tastic/Review-- The Perils of Paulie by Katie MacAlister

Woohoo Katie MacAlister. Yall, I love her books. They're always full of giggles and light hearted fun. This time the hero and heroine are on a reality show that's re-enacting a historical round the world car race with the hero and heroine being on opposing teams. It was just such a fun contemporary with a historical flair.



So this first one. Well, it made me bust out laughing. I know a couple people who talk with their hands and this just about did me in...

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Tasty Delights-- Freekeh Salad w/ Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Butternut Squash & Apple

Today's recipe was part of my HelloFresh box. Yall. It was freaking delicious! I wasn't sure about this one since I'd never even heard of one of the ingredients and I don't typically like fruit in my savory dishes but damn! DAMN! I'll make this one again. 

Saturday, January 7, 2017

#2017LifeMotto -- Less Is More


Soo to go with my Goals post I also have a life motto for 2017. A few years back I ran across a blog (and heck if I can remember which one) who chose a word for each year. A word to focus on and strive for during the year. I thought it was a neat idea but didn't do anything with it then a couple months ago--during one of my many stints in FB jail it crossed my mind again and I decided I'd try it out in 2017 only using a phrase instead of a word.... Less Is More.

Friday, January 6, 2017

My 2017 Goals. Aka... my "Get Shit Done" plan.


Yes! New Year...New Goals!
My plan? Get. Shit. Done.
*nods*

These are my basics for house and blog. I'll probably add a couple more as the year goes but for now this is my plan...

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Audio Files-- Wicked Appetite, Wicked Business, & Wicked Charms by Janet Evanovich


A little silly, a spot outrageous, and a whole lotta fun. Full of dynamic characters, crazy adventures and a touch of woo-woo these were mysteries that had me craving more. I couldn't not listen to these fast enough and seriously lamented the fact the series isn't finished. lol I decided to do a 'series' review since I binge listened to the series.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

4 stars-- A Wedding in Maine (McCullagh Inn #2) by Jen McLaughlin

A Wedding in Maine was a cute follow up to book one of the series. This go-round? Chelsea and Jeremy are settling in to their new life running an Inn and the idea of...getting married. Things are good but then strange things start happening. Mishaps at the inn, things just slightly out of place, her dad getting out of jail. It's enough to make a soon-to-be-bride's eye twitch!

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

4 stars-- On Broken Wings (Wild Aces #3) by Chanel Cleeton

*sniffles*

Seriously, yall. On Broken Wings grabbed my heart, twisted me about, and put me back together again. And I managed to cry way less than I'd expected. I totally made it to page 3 before bursting out in tears and all the way to page 28 before the consumption of 2 super slutty brownies and another two crying jags hit. lol

Buy the Book-- New Releases, Sales & Freebies


*waves hullo* Happy Tuesday, yall! SOOOOoooo many new releases today! I LOVED On Broken Wings. Review is up HERE. A Wedding in Maine was fun, too. I'm reading Satisfaction now and enjoying it :) Let me know if you grab anything!

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

Memes! TTT & WOW-- Brand New 2017 Series I *Need*


A little meme-ish fun today. Checking out some brand spankin' new series I'm excited for this coming year. Woo!

Monday, January 2, 2017

Quote-tastic/Review-- now that's my kind of meditation!-- Hard Hitter by Sarina Bowen

Kicking off 2017 with one freaking fabulous quote-tastic read, yall. Hard Hitter by Sarina Bowen. *pets the sexy cover* Holy cow am I hooked! This one is the team's captain and the team's physical therapist and yoga instructor.

I was totally cracking up over these two. He doesn't so much like being touched and meditation? Lordy, no thanks! She totally rocked it with her response...



Sunday, January 1, 2017

We're 5! We're 5!! Woohoo!


Aaaaaaand Herding Cats & Burning Soup is officially FIVE YEARS OLD!!

*silly blogger girl dance*