Sunday, August 12, 2018

3 stars-- Cinderella's Cowboy (This Old House #4) by Roxanne Snopek

Cinderella's Cowboy was a cute fairytale retelling. A hunky cowboy in need of an event planner. A workaholic designer and her two flighty but lovable stepsisters. A tiny wee kitten.

Friday, August 10, 2018

[memes] The Best Blogs! + my reading week

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. 😸

Blog Front
  • I hit my Goodreads reading goal yesterday!
  • I finally caught up with blog visits, too. Woo!

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

[InstaWed] Counter Cats, HairCuts, And the 'Hoe


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

Oo it's been over a month since I've done an insta-wednesday post. So...cats, planners, herding, and such...

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

4 stars-- Hard Riding Cowboy (Gold Valley #2.5) by Maisey Yates

A sexy-sweet quickie. Just what I needed. I had a good time with Hard Riding Cowboy. Including the meet cute where the heroine is checking out a guy's ass in line and thinking dayum! then he turns around and she realizes that omg I used to babysit him! And promptly has a mental freak out because eeeeewwwwww lol
The Gist: Lauren's moving back home with her two girls after being widowed and her soon to be new house needs a lot of work. And the aforementioned owner of the hot ass decides he's going to be the one to help her since this girl has been his every fantasy since he was 12 years old. And, well, sparks, emotions and clothing fly!

Sunday, August 5, 2018

2.5 stars-- A Bride for a Billionaire (A Virgin, A Billionaire and a Marriage #1) by Lauren Hawkeye

Eh. A Bride or a Billionaire was okay. It was a quick read and entertaining enough though nothing all that special.
The Gist: Matteo finds himself suddenly in need of a wife. And the perfect 'fake wife' is right at his fingertips...a girl he's just rescued from an airport scuffle that left her injured. She's desperate for money so...why not? They'll spend a month married, both get what they want then go their separate ways...

Thursday, August 2, 2018

[memes] Series That Should Merge! + my reading week + thin skinned authors

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. 😸


The Awesome:

I got to have breakfast with a good reader friend. Ro and I met up and visited for a few hours. Always a blast.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

3.5 stars-- Cooper's Charm (Love at the Resort #1) by Lori Foster

Lori Foster is always a good time. Cooper's Charm was all kinds of adorable and a lot of fun, too.

The Gist: It turns out an RV Resort is the perfect place to escape when you need to lick your wounds. Some hard work, a beautiful setting, sexy coworkers? Yeah, it'll do just fine for now.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Sunday, July 29, 2018

The SPIRIT of the Blog?! Tag: The Cat Herder [Edition 35]


I was trying to figure out what to do for this month's Blog All About It prompt which was SPIRIT. I'm thinking one of our Tag posts kind of sums up the spirit of the blog maybe? What do you think? lol

  

Saturday, July 28, 2018

[And So We Sing] Have Mercy

Taking a little break from books and herd to...sing a little. 

This one just gets to me.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

[memes] Hyped Up Reads + my week in books


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 (Stacking the Shelves, Mailbox Monday, What Are You Reading, Top Ten Tuesday and Book Blogger Hop). 😸

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

4 stars-- Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes (Rose Gardner Mystery #1) by Denise Grover Swank

I picked up Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes on a whim and, yall, oooo I had a real good time!
The Gist: Rose has had a vision of her death. And...she has no idea why this guy is trying to kill her. She's a good girl who's been sheltered. No way she's done anything to get herself on his radar. But her life quickly falls apart and she decides if she's gonna die...well she's gonna do EVERYTHING she's ever wanted to before it happens. If the hot guy next door wants to help with that? So be it.

Monday, July 23, 2018

3.5 stars-- Lost and Found Sisters (Wildstone #1) by Jill Shalvis

I'm a huge fan of Jill Shalvis. I'd been putting off this series for a while, though, but it was a pretty fun start to things. It's more women's fiction than romance, though. 
The Gist: Quinn's life has been upended. She's lost her sister and then, well, everything else falls to crap, too. Family, relationships, her job...who she thinks she is as a person. And she's left with a huge choice that will completely alter her life if she accepts it.

Friday, July 20, 2018

[memes] Touch-able Reads & Proudest Blogger Moments + my reading week

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. 😸

Not a bad week but a busy one. 

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

4 stars-- Fighting Irish (The Summerhaven Trio #1) by Katy Regnery

This gave me a good chuckle. The whole foot in mouth thing always cracks me up. These two were having a business meeting of sorts...

Monday, July 16, 2018

4 stars-- Bidding on Brooks (The Winslow Brothers #1) by Katy Regnery

Sweet, steamy, make you smile goodness. I had a great time with Bidding on Brooks. 
The Gist: Family is difficult and when you're the eldest you have to deal with a lot of crap. Like your baby sister auctioning you off for a charity fundraiser. Yeah. Thank goodness for good friends you can convince to buy you out from under a bunch of man hungry society women. Mmhm. Spending a week alone on a sailboat, though? That...will be interesting.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Tasty Delights-- Eggplant "Bacon"



Yeah. I'll admit it. This one is a little out there. But there was this Facebook video and I was all Oooo....maybe? lol

And so eggplant 'bacon' was had.

And it really wasn't that bad! I'll make it again. Noms!

Friday, July 13, 2018

[memes] Awesome Novellas + my reading week

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. 😸

Hello long week! I had 9 days with no appointments then BOOM all the things! Both volunteer gigs, a vet visit, going out of town to visit a friend. All good things but woo! I need a nap! lol

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

4 stars-- Emergency Delivery (Love Emergency, #2) by Samanthe Beck

Awww guys! This book was so good!

This scene had me laughing. So the set up. The heroine has moved in with the hero and she's, well, into tidying. They'd been arguing about her doing his laundry. He was...not on board with that at all and he got his comeback eventually...

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

[1 Star Review] Satyr's Myst (Satyr's Myst #3) by Marie Harte

Nope. Noooope. Nope. Satyr's Myst is what gives erotica a bad name. Flat characters, icky sex scenes, uninspired banter.
The Gist: Rick's life is in danger and, well, his ex has decided to keep him safe by...having him kidnapped and kept under lock and key by two sexy captors until they're able to track down the bad guys. And so begins a couple weeks of sexing up, well, everyone in residence.

Friday, July 6, 2018

[memes] Oooo That Makes Me So Mad! + my reading week

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 has been a week! Thankfully not with the herd *knock on wood* but with me. I might have maybe tried to make homemade granola. And might have maybe forgot it was in the oven. Which thankfully has an emergency shut off if it's left on too long. Like 7 hours. *looks around innocently*

My cabinets are now yellow, so is my stove, my tea kettle, the microwave.

And then I made fries the next day and they tasted like burnt granola and foil so I put the oven on self clean.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

3.5 stars-- Midnight Alias (Killer Instincts #2) by Elle Kennedy

This series. Yall. The characters are...fiery. The guys are with a group of mercenaries. The girls are a group of assassins. They're all rather badass and take no shit from each other. It's a good time.

The hero. He was trying so hard to be a good guy and not take advantage. Olivia, though? Well, she had some thoughts on this. So funny.

Sunday, July 1, 2018

The Monthly Herd---June--- Where There Were Barely Any Posts



Woo! June was a LIGHT month on the blog. I only had 13 posts go live. That's less than I've had in a month since starting in Jan 2012. Yall! It was hard not posting more but I needed the break for the herd so no regrets :)



I've been doing a lot of reading which is great, though. I'm in a contemporary kick. Usually I read more historical but honestly haven't touched one in months. And barely any actual review books. I've been using the library and what's on my kindle and that feels good, too!

Saturday, June 30, 2018

[Blog All About It] Growl-- What's Going On With Cleo

This Month's Prompt 
GROWL

Growl. Herd. Frustration. Figured I'd bundle all that up for this month's prompt and tell yall about Cleo.

If you follow me on FB or other social media you know Cleo has been having a medical battle this last month. It's been...complicated.

Friday, June 29, 2018

[memes] Red, White & Blue + my reading week

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. 😸

Kitteh Update-- The girls both had rechecks this week. Sid gained a pound, yay! But she's still got other issues we're working on. Recheck in another month. Cleo had her sutures removed. She's still got more cage rest and 4 more weeks recovery but the vets said she looks amazing for 2 weeks post chest surgery. She has a recheck with the surgeon in 2 weeks. 

Thursday, June 28, 2018

4 stars-- Untamed Cowboy (Gold Valley #2) by Maisey Yates

Untamed Cowboy touched the heart and made me feel so much for two best friends who have spent a lifetime being there for one another.
The Gist: Bennett's perfectly ordered life has blown up in his face in the form of a troubled 15 year old boy. Who just so happens to be his kid. One he had no idea about and finds himself responsible for. Thankfully his best friend is there to help both of them figure it all out.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

InstaWednesday-- The One With Lots of Cleo (plus a couple other things)


It's been a long month yall. lol Two sick herd babes and working around the house and trying to deal with summer. I am not a summer person. Not. A. Summer. Person. Ha! 

Saturday, June 23, 2018

[And So We Sing] Woman, Amen

Taking a little break from books and herd to...sing a little. 

Thursday, June 21, 2018

[memes] It's So Damn Hot, Series I've Bailed On + My Week in Books

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. 😸

Whew. Another week down. It was a busy one. Not bad just busy. 
  • Cleo is doing pretty good but gave me a scare and spent the night at the e-vet Monday. Turned out to be constipation and the most expensive poop ever since she was there for near 24 hours for them to make sure she was okay. She's being a bit difficult but the vet said she did look great (other than the not wanting to poo at home) during her visit today. Ah! lol

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

3.5 stars-- Rainy Day Friends (Wildstone #2) by Jill Shalvis

Rainy Day Friends was a good read. Great family, awesome characters, a tug at your heart storyline. A good time, indeed.
The Gist:  Lanie's a new widow and just found out that her dear husband...had been collecting other wives the whole time they were married. Yeah. Her method of dealing? Running away and accepting a graphic design job at a winery while she sorts shit out. The huge nosy meddling family and the hunky cop with two little girls...she was not expecting them. Nope.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

4 stars-- Loving Irish (The Summerhaven Trio #3) by Katy Regnery

Oh, yall. Loving Irish was an interesting read. It's not too often you have a character that's an alcoholic and working their steps.
The Gist: A decade after a misunderstanding blew up their teenage romance and left them devastated Ian and Hallie...are having to deal with each other and the past since his brother and her best friend are get hitched. And...they're less than thrilled over this turn of events.

Friday, June 15, 2018

[memes] Pretty New Reads & My Upcoming Plans!

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! This week has been insane. Scary, terrifying, make a girl cry kind of insane. Cleo had a major surgery on Tuesday so I was a wreck. I'll be doing a whole post on her explaining that this week. But she came home Friday afternoon and is holding on. Still a lot of healing to do but she's alive and on the mend. (eta Tuesday night and she's spending it at the e-vet, feeling a little poorly and getting stronger meds and oxygen and a consult tomorrow with surgical to see what they think)

Friday, June 8, 2018

[memes] Oh I Want to go There! + my reading week

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. 😸

So life is still crazy.
  • One herd babe is doing good. The other is going in for a risky surgery Tuesday. Would appreciate any prayers and good thoughts for my girl Cleo. Until then we're loving on her as much as she'll allow.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

4 stars [quotetastic] Cowboy SEAL Redemption (Navy SEAL Cowboys #2) by Nicole Helm

Oh my damn. Cowboy SEAL Redemption was just...whew. Yeah, it's a keeper.
The Gist: Jack has a problem. His family is coming to town. Including his ex fiance who married his brother. Yeah. His solution? Find a lady to be his pretend girlfriend while they're visiting because he'll be damned if he lets them see how much their betrayal really hurt him. Seeing as she needs a temporary bouncer at her bar? Well, Rose is down for a trade.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

4 stars-- The One You Can't Forget (The Ones Who Got Away #2) by Roni Loren

Goodness. The One You Can't Forget was a fabulous time. Emotionally charged, passionate, tinged with humor and hope. I enjoyed it thoroughly but that's to be expected from Loren. The woman just gives good book.
The Gist: A chance encounter during a mugging changes...everything

Friday, June 1, 2018

[memes] What Does My Blog Say About Me? Oh, dear. + My Reading Week

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. 😸

Lordy yall. It was a long week. I'm just gonna refer to the Monthly Herd recap on that.

On the reader/blogger front things were pretty light. It's been crazy and I just haven't had time or inclination for a lot of it. I did get some reading done. Finished up the Lucky Harbor series which I loved but am sad it's now over for me. *flails* lol Things will be light this next week on the blog by choice. I need to have some quiet so re-scheduled a lot for later this month. I'm a bit behind in commenting (again!) but hoping to find a little time to visit everyone and see what all of yall are up to :)

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

The Monthly Herd & Organizing


So, yall. May kicked my ass all the way around. I had/have 2 herd babes doing scary medical things. Feeding tubes, panic attacks needing breathing treatments. Multiple vets and emergency vets, surgeries. Its been exhausting physically and emotionally. One is doing better. The other is touch and go critical. So its stressful to say the least. We're hanging in there but seriously yall. 

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

4 stars-- Cowboy Bold by Carolyn Brown

Oh, yall, Cowboy Bold was good. The romance took a little bit of a backseat but I really didn't mind. I just had such a good time with this one.
The Gist: A ranch that runs a summer program for at risk children. A sexy cowboy. A fiery cabin mother. Lots of adventure and smoldering looks. Oh yes.

Saturday, May 26, 2018

[And So We Sing] Friday Night

Taking a little break from books and herd to...sing a little. 

Thursday, May 24, 2018

[memes] Bookish Worlds I SO Don't Wanna Live In + my week in books

**If there's something screwy on the blog...sorry! Doing a secure http and the whole EU regulation thing have given some things a little glitch. Hang in there for me!**

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. 😸

Oh my word, yall. The tired. We have it. lol The two girls have been keeping me busy with their medical. We're doing the whole one step forward two back dance right now. But they're holding strong and being such good girls about everything. I'll deal with the loss of sleep if they can deal with everything else.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

InstaWed-- Catching Up!

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

Ergs, yeah, it's been a hot minute since I did an InstaWednesday post. So catching up a bit since April. Oops!

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

So many NEW RELEASES!! + freebies!



Oooo some pretty new releases today and a LOT of awesome sales and freebies. 

Monday, May 21, 2018

1 stars-- Good Girls Don't Date Rock Stars (Rock Canyon, Idaho #2) by Codi Gary

It's not really a good sign when you finish a book and your first thought is "thank fuck this one is finally over" Good Girls Don't Date Rock Stars was retched and all because of that supposed "good girl" heroine. Oh and that "rock star" is a country musician.
The Gist: Gemma opted to hide the fact Travis had a kid. For 10 years. An accidental run in in Vegas, though, led to him finding out...but not from her. Oh no. She was going to fuck him for a weekend and then go on with her life with him none the wiser. Even after she accidentally married him she was gonna keep hiding that kid and just get it annulled. 

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