Monday, April 23, 2018

3 stars-- Fearless in Texas (Texas Rodeo #4) by Kari Lynn Dell

Fearless in Texas. So, yeah. The hero... isn't a cowboy. And the book takes place... in Oregon. So, the cover is a bit special this time. Hot but, erm, yeah, okay. lol
The Gist: Melanie needs to escape town after shit hits the fan and winds up agreeing to put her professional skills to use saving Wyatt's floundering bar. The two have kind of been at odds but both needing each other in different ways agree to work together... for now.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

A to Z: Week 4 (T-Z)

I'm doing my challenge a little different this year. I'm doing a weekly post and adding letters to it as the week goes along. This post kicks off H-M. All random pics and parts of our life here at herding cats.

Friday, April 20, 2018

[memes] Romance Titles, Reviews & My Reads!

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! I had a pretty good reading week. Got 1 off my blogger shame pile, finished 2 review books and read 2 just for fun.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

5 stars [quotetastic] The Vixen and the Vet (A Modern Fairytale #1) by Katy Regnery

Whew. The Vixen and the Vet was just...everything. What a read!
The Gist: Savannah needs a career save. All she has to do is find a human interest piece that'll impress a newspaper editor. And that comes in the form of her broody neighbor... a severely disfigured war veteran who's become the town recluse. She gets a bit more than she bargained for when she meets Asher. That's for sure.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

[Insta-Wed] Oh There Are Planner Spreads... And Herd Babes

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

There've been books and cats and planner pages and a food no one seems to know what it is. lol

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

New Book Releases & Sales!! Yall! There's some Jill Shalvis Cheap!


Some new pretties and some sales :)

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

Monday, April 16, 2018

4 stars-- Falling Head Over Boots (Tender Heart Texas #2) by Katie Lane

Yall. This series! It's so fun. Basically the heroines all love the same book series but the author died decades earlier and her final book disappeared before it could be published. And they're on the hunt for that lost manuscript which has brought them to the dusty Texas town where the books were written and where the author's family-- with all it's infuriatingly sexy cowboys-- still live. Falling Head Over Boots was just a blast, yall.
The Gist: Carly screwed up her big city life as a chef and has found herself at the bottom of the barrel in a rundown town being talked into opening it's abandoned diner by her best friend. To make matters worse? The diner is owned by a cowboy who drives her fucking insane. He just can't seem to stop butting in and rescuing her, dammit! And he's not going to cooperate unless she agrees to move onto his ranch and be his personal chef. Mmhm. He wants food. Lots of it.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

A to Z: Week 3 (N-S)

I'm doing my challenge a little different this year. I'm doing a weekly post and adding letters to it as the week goes along. This post kicks off H-M. All random pics and parts of our life here at herding cats.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

[tasty delights] Cheesy Baked Asparagus

You know you're getting old when you spot 99cent asparagus and you're like OMG!!! week made! lol Yes, asparagus was 99cents a pound this week and I bought...a lot of asparagus. Which meant trying new recipes. Woo!

Usually I use asparagus in pasta dishes. I love it that way. So yummy. 

So I wanted to try something different this time. And the fates smiled on me because my friend Kelly shared this recipe on FB and, yep, that was it. I was making it. I was seriously making it.

Friday, April 13, 2018

[memes] Books You Must Try + 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, yall! How are we almost mid April?!! Noooo!
It was a decent week here. 

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Soooo. I Totally Forgot To Post This! #BooksYouNeed


Oh I so need the April Hunt. I loved the earlier ones in the series.
There are some nice looking sales, too!

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

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

3.5 stars-- Midnight Rescue (Killer Instincts #1) by Elle Kennedy

This series, yall, it's something. A band of female assassins heading off against a team of male mercenaries. And their bosses...who cannot stand one other. Damn inconvenient when their operatives start meeting and falling in love. Damn it all!
The Gist: Abby blew her cover. Got herself thrown in a torture chamber and well and truly fucked. But she had her reasons. 13 of them in fact--young girls about to be sold into sex slavery. She just needed to get close enough to them to mount a one woman rescue. Which got all blown to hell when her boss tapped a group of mercenaries to rescue her. Oy! Now they'll all have to figure a way to get back and save the young ladies before it's too late.

Monday, April 9, 2018

4 stars-- Holding Strong (Ultimate #2) by Lori Foster

Foster has been one of my favorites for years but I've gotten a bit behind on her books. *flails* But! I'm working on catching up and that included Holding Strong. Totally on my BloggerShame pile. Again, *flails* I had a fab time with it, though.

The Gist: Cherry has been wanting Denver for long as she can remember but the man is damn stubborn and resists all her ample charms. Until she flirts with another man one time too many and... he snaps. And, Cherry gets hers. Mmhm. Seems Devner's wanted her all this time, too, and there's only so much resisting a man can do. Woo! But a bit of drama from her childhood is about to put a damper on all their nekkid frolicking.

Sunday, April 8, 2018

A to Z Challenge-- Week 2 (G-M)

I'm doing my challenge a little different this year. I'm doing a weekly post and adding letters to it as the week goes along. This post kicks off H-M. All random pics and parts of our life here at herding cats.


So kicking things off with food and herd...

Saturday, April 7, 2018

And So We Sing! A Little Hootie & Some Broken Halos

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


I've been having trouble listening to audiobooks this last month or so and decided to start listening to more music to help me survive cleaning up after the herd. lol

Two fairly different ones today. One that makes me smile and one that most often gets me a little teared up.

Friday, April 6, 2018

[memes] Books I Loved But Will NEVER Re-read + new bookish things!

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. 😸

It was another long-ish week. I stayed home pretty much the entire time since I have sick kitties. Both are doing better but yall know how it is. You hover. Can't really help it. lol

But I got a lot of blogging done because of it. I finished the Blog Ahead challenge a few days early and have gotten to 54 scheduled posts. All of April is finished and a good portion of May plus a few sprinkled until December. So I'm feeling pretty dang good on that front :)

Thursday, April 5, 2018

[quotetastic] 4 stars-- Smiling Irish (The Summerhaven Trio #2) by Katy Regnery

Yes, more Katy Regnery! Yall I have been on a binge read of all her books. They're just so fun.

So two quotes today that both gave me a laugh.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

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

It's always nice spending time with the sexy semi-cowboys* of Cooper Ridge.
The Gist: Joshua's dad decided to take matters into his own hands and placed a "wife wanted" ad in the paper searching for the perfect lady for his son. And the son, well he found out and placed his own ad looking the most unsuitable lady to teach his daddy a lesson. The bedraggled waif of a woman and her baby who showed up on his doorstep...yup...they'll do nicely! They just need to make it convincing and keep it from backfiring on them... as these things do. lol

Buy The Book-- There are some fabulous sales!


Smiling Irish was fantastic. Claim Me, Cowboy and Fearless in Texas were okay.

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

Sunday, April 1, 2018

The A to Z Challenge: Week One

I've participated in the A to Z challenge every April since I started blogging. I didn't sign up in time this year to get added to the list but I'm going to participate anyway but just a different way. lol Instead of a daily post since I really already blog daily I'm going to do a Sunday post and add to that post each day as new letters are revealed. 

I'm going to go with random this year, too, instead of a theme. So it should be...interesting. Sooooo. That said....

Saturday, March 31, 2018

The Monthly Herd-- March-- It had gone...so well. lol


We had Spring! Then Summer! Then Winter! Lord this month. lol

March wasn't too bad. I got a lot done and for the most part it was an easy month until the very end. Then hell sorta broke loose. Ee!

Friday, March 30, 2018

[Memes] Characters I Loved in Books I Hated + My Current Reads

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. It was a long week, yall. There are a lot of good stuff. I got a lot of blogging done during the first week of Blog Ahead and for the first time in probably 8 months I'm actually caught up with return blog visits! I thought that would never happen. lol

Thursday, March 29, 2018

[quotetastic] 4 stars-- Jonquils for Jax (The Rousseaus #1) by Katy Regnery

I have been seriously loving Regnery's Blueberry Lane series which includes the Rousseaus.

Jax and Gard. These two were a trip and...trying to be friends. This gave me such a laugh.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

[InstaWed] Oh that face! BabyG turned 10!

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

BabyG, food, books. Ornery nature. That's about it. lol

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

4 stars-- Bad Business (Bad Boys of Sports #2) by Nicole Edwards

A deliciously filthy good time! Yeah, Edwards writes some yummy contemporaries with a make-you-pant erotic edge. Bad Business...was a keeper.
The Gist: A footballer with no idea what he's going to do when his current contract is up. And a coach who's determined to find out. Even if he has to set his daughter to getting friendly with said footballer to do so. If only he knew they'd already hooked up and spent hours doing all sorts of filthy things to one another thinking they'd never see each other again. Oy!

Monday, March 26, 2018

2 stars-- Accidentally Hers (Sterling Canyon, #1) by Jamie Beck

Such a cute cover! I was like yes! I need this! But, yall, there was a struggle. Accidentally Hers was not my cuppa at all.

The Gist: Grey was just minding his own business when a drunk driver hit him. Turns out it's the brother of the girl who'd caught his eye. A sticky spot to be put in for sure. Especially when his injuries keep him from actually doing his job and legal matters have to be taken into consideration.

Saturday, March 24, 2018

[Money Matters] Couponing 101 -- Here's What You Need to Know to Save!

If you follow me on Facebook you know I've been couponing. Couponing a LOT. lol And I've gotten a good number of questions regarding how I save so much. So I thought I'd do a post with some random info for those wanting to start couponing.

It's well worth the time and effort in my opinion. For January, yall, I purchased 407 items (130 donated). Retail that would have cost me $1254.10 if I bought it without sales/coupons.

I paid...$57.42 and 19.99 of that was taxes. It was ridiculous. One of my better months but still most months are pretty dang good these days.

Blog Ahead Begins!! [My Goals]


We're doing a mini Blog Ahead challenge the next two weeks. The goal being to get a jump on blog posts and get 14 addition posts scheduled before the end of the event.

So I'm starting with 29 posts.

Friday, March 23, 2018

[memes] Reading Round the World, Girl Talk & My Reading

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. 😸

There was a lot of peopling, yall. USO and food pantry and I need a nap. lol We got some nice rain and I did some work around the house. Some more freaking snow but it didn't stick. Got some solid reading in and actually found my first 5 star read (I think) for the year. Woo! 

Other than that the only other big thing is Blog Ahead starts this weekend! Eeee! I need this bad. It's all about pre-scheduling blog posts and getting ahead in your posts. Totally what saves the blog. I love having those extra posts done and ready to go for when I need a blogging break or have a blogger slump or kitty emergency. Anyone interested is welcome to join in!

Thursday, March 22, 2018

[quote-tastic] 4 stars-- Dragon Soul (Dragon Falls #3) by Katie MacAlister

Katie MacAlister is something...special. I enjoy her humor. The little bit of silly and ridiculous mixed into the action and romance. Her characters just make me laugh.

Nipple nubs, indeed! This quote gave me a chuckle.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

2.5 stars-- More to Love (A Perfect Fit #3) by Alison Bliss

Whew. Yall. Usually if I'm gonna have issues it's the heroine. But this time? This time...nope. Fab heroine. The hero, though? Sweet Baby Jesus.
The Gist: Max in his fucked up brilliance decides to impersonate a health inspector so he can run off a new food truck that's taken up in the area and is harming his friend's restaurant. And in the process is a total wanker shit even though he's completely taken by and falling for the curvy redhead who owns said food truck he's trying to run off.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

4 stars-- Dark Redemption (Dark Paradise #3) by Angie Sandro

Oo I liked it! I won Dark Redemption ages ago and just let it sit on my Netgalley self but I finally dove in and, damn, yall. It was worth the time!

The Gist: Mala's kept the fact she can communicate with ghosts a secret her whole life and has a life altering decision to make. There's something evil out there brutally murdering teenage boys as some sort of sacrifice and her otherworldly talents and the support of her boyfriend might be the only way they'll find justice.

Monday, March 19, 2018

3.5 stars-- Forbidden Fling (Wildwood, #1) by Skye Jordan

Whew! Talk about some sizzling chemistry! I enjoyed Forbidden Fling quite a bit. A flawed hero, a heroine out of options, life dreams at odds with one another, undeniable attraction, a family feud. It kept me eagerly listening.

The Gist:  
Delaney inherited a vacant bar. It's pretty much sat crumbing for years but with the threat of demolition it's now or never where renovation is concerned. But her presence and reviving the bar bring up all sorts of ugly memories connected with a death on it's premises years earlier and  put a snag in Ethan's future as well. 


Saturday, March 17, 2018

[tasty delights] Peanut Butter Cream Pie w/ Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Crust

The #BlogAllAboutIt prompt this month is our favorite scent. And I was like hmmm what in the world can I do for that? I do love a lot of scents. From my current perfume to puppy breath. Cut grass is nice. And even though I don't eat them I love the scent of coconut things. Coffee, too. 

But then I was like...cookies! Well, really, all baked goods. My mom is a baker. She does everything from regular cookies to wedding cakes. People LOVE her baked goods and are always wanting them for special events. The funny thing is growing up? I didn't want her baked goods. I wanted a Publix white cake for my birthday. I didn't want that fancy stuff she makes. No ma'am! lol But I do love the smell of baking. lol My poor mom. She was a total champ, though, and got me those Publix cakes. Even brought one nearly 600 miles from FL to NC one year before we had a Publix because at 35, yeah, I still don't eat most of her baking. So bad, I know! lol

Friday, March 16, 2018

[memes] I Need MORE Books (my Spring wishlist) + this week's reading

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. 😸

Well. This week. Whew. We had snow. Again. But it's already gone and we're back to 60 during the day, 20s at night. Eh. I guess I'll take it. lol 

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

[InstaWednesday] And then there was FOOD!

Because I love Instagram and sharing what we've been up to...

So, yeah, apparently I've been cooking a lot lately. lol And playing in my planner. And, well, bugging the herd babes. *nods*

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

4 stars-- Breaking Up with Barrett (The English Brothers #1) by Katy Regnery

Awwww Barrett. Brilliant business man. Romantic blunder. lol
The Gist: When it comes to business Barrett's a bit too cut and dry and, maybe, a little bit of a shark when it comes to closing a deal. What he needs is a woman to help soften his edges when he's working those deals. So he asks the family gardener's daughter--who he's been secretly in love with for 24 years to play the part of his fake fiance. Just for a little while. Since she's a struggling college student she's all over that!

Monday, March 12, 2018

4 stars-- Midnight Games (Killer Instincts, #3) by Elle Kennedy

Holy crap! Now that's how you do a romantic-suspense! A scorching slow burn romance and suspense that'll get your heart pounding. Excellent!
The Gist: Trevor and his team of mercenaries have gone through hell and come out the other side needing help tracking down those responsible. Isabel and the assassins she works with... are just what they need. Their bosses may hate each other but whenever these two are in a room together sparks fly and temptation hits hard and heavy. Even in the face of danger.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

And So We Sing!


Taking a little break from books and herd to...sing a little. I've been loving these two songs lately.

Friday, March 9, 2018

[memes] Bookish Things & some Surprises!

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. 😸

Soooo my awesome make me giddy book binge has ended. *flails* lol I read SO many books the last month that were awesome. This week...eh. There was a struggle, yall. lol

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

[QuoteTastic] 4 stars-- One Night of Trouble (After Hours, #3) by Elle Kennedy

This gave me a good giggle. I love a sassy character. Just makes me happy.
“All right. Ask me.”

She knit her brows. “Ask you what?”

“To be your pretend boyfriend. Isn’t that what this heart-to-heart has been leading to?”

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

4 Stars-- The Rancher (Where the Trail Ends #4) by Anna Schmidt

Goodness but Schmidt knows how to rip a girls heart out. Yall. The Rancher's not a light and fluffy historical romance but one full of grit, pain, hope, endurance. Characters with strength and conviction. And others who struggle to do what's right. Hard choices are made. Friendships lost. Lives changed forever. It's one heck of a read.
The Gist: There's a war brewing between cattle and sheep ranchers who will go to any lengths to win the land be it murder, raids, burning homes. Times are dark but Trey has a hope he can bring everyone together and find a way to peacefully coexist. Even if it means a marriage of convenience to a widow of one of the sheep farmers.

Monday, March 5, 2018

3.5 stars-- Three the Hard Way (ACRO #7) by Sydney Croft

Yall! This was one of the first erotic series I devoured back before the blog. I seriously love me some ACRO. It's all about humans with special enhanced abilities that do all kinds of sexy super hero things. I'd been holding off on Three the Hard Way because I'm really not into mm. And, while it was a decent action packed--in more ways than one--novella it confirmed that, yeah, mm, totally not my thing.
The Gist: Needing to be rescued...sucks. Both your exes-- the betraying bastards!-- showing up and getting trapped in a one bedroom Alaskan bunker during a blizzard together? Fuck a duck. Seriously?

Saturday, March 3, 2018

I'm A Binge Commenter Now *hangs head*


So. I'm just going to accept and admit it...

I'm a binge commenter.

Friday, March 2, 2018

[memes] Bookish Things This Week & Cake!

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. 😸

Holy cow. How can it be Friday already?!! I've been way too busy lately doing all the things. Nothing bad, though. Just busy at the house and volunteer stuff. I went to the food pantry again this week and had a bit of a struggle with the other volunteer but still was nice going in and seeing people pick items I'd brought in :) 

Thursday, March 1, 2018

[QuoteTastic] 4 stars-- One Night of Sin (After Hours #1) by Elle Kennedy

Ooo this one was steamy! So the quote. I laughed over it. The heroine is basically wanting a one night stand (or well an alley way quickie) with the hero and he's trying his best to put her off because she's much too young and sweet for that kind of thing. Gave me a laugh. 

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

The Monthly Herd-- dang this month was a quickie!



February may have been a short month but it was a busy one and really great! Though, damn, I could use a nap! lol

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

3.5 stars-- A Duke in the Night (The Devils of Dover, #1) by Kelly Bowen

Well hello yummy cover!

The Gist:

When his sister sneaks away in the middle of the night August figures he can just kill two birds with one stone-- hunt down his handful of a sister and suss out a new business opportunity. The school for young ladies where he finds her? Way more than meets the eye and quite possibly something that will change both of their lives forever.

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