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. 

Friday, May 18, 2018

[memes] Favorite Hero Names? + my bookish happenings

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. 😸

In herd/house/blog news. It's been a long stressful week but we're hanging in there. I'm still trying to find a new SUV and then all the things happened. Two of the herd babes are pretty sick so we've had vet appointments out the nose, emergency surgery and now one of them tube feeding every 2 hours round the clock. [ETA we're now up to every 4 hours feeding after our vet visit this morning! Yay!]

Thursday, May 17, 2018

[3.5 stars] Melt for You (Slow Burn #2) by J.T. Geissinger

Melt for You. Well. It was special. lol

Early on? Well I was going honey if you need to go on a stabbing spree I will help you hide the bodies. I WILL HELP YOU HIDE THE BODIES! Because seriously everyone but the heroine and her deaf cat were just begging for it. Lordy!
The Gist: An obnoxious neighbor who likes to prance around half nekkid and blast foul rap music vs a buttoned up, suppressed book editor who just wants some peace and quiet. Oh yeah. The battle is on between this unlikely duo and...fireworks!

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Aaaand there are BOOK RELEASES & SALES!


Just a quick note then books! Things are crazy here. Two herd babes are having medical issues and one is requiring round the clock every 2 hours tube feeding. So I'm behind on blog visits and have rescheduled a lot of posts that were ready to go for next month so I have a little more quiet here. We're hanging in there just a bit pressed for time and sanity. lol

Monday, May 14, 2018

4 stars-- One Night of Scandal (After Hours #2) by Elle Kennedy

Ahhh yes. One Night of Scandal heated things up quite nicely.
The Gist: Reed and Darcy. Well they've found themselves in a scandalous fling after Darcy breaks up with Reed's best friend and, well, they realize they can't be in arms distance of each other without clothes flying. But it's just a fling. They absolutely will not under any circumstances get serious. Just a fling. Just. A. Fling.

Friday, May 11, 2018

[memes] I Loved One Character but Dang It I Hated the Book + 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. 😸

This week. Whew. I swear May has come in swinging for real. lol Home life was pretty crazy with all kinds of things and my reading/blogging went light to make up for it. But we made it through so, whew, all is good. lol

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

4 stars-- The Other Lady Vanishes (Burning Cove #2) by Amanda Quick

It's Amanda Quick. You know it's gonna be fantastic. And it was. It really was.

The Gist: Some seriously shady shit is going down and Adelaide seems to be at the middle of it. Which is how she's found herself escaping from an insane asylum. And jumping straight into all kinds of crazing including a psychic with dire predictions, a hero with "exhausted nerves", spies, blackmail. I mean. There's a lot going on and woo boy it's one wild ride for Adelaide and Jake. Especially when they start kinda maybe having a thing for each other. 

Monday, May 7, 2018

4 stars-- The Bohemian and the Businessman (The Story Sisters #1) by Katy Regnery

Oh dear. The oh so proper hero and the wild child. Yes. These two are as opposite as opposite can be.

The Gist: Shane has a problem. He's after a promotion but his boss's stipulation...he has to be family. Which means marrying one of his daughters. Problem is the one he's expected to marry? Doesn't want a lick to do with him. Her sister, though, has a problem, too. She got herself knocked up and the only way to secure her inheritance is to have been married for a year or turn 40. Until then her wanker of a father is in charge of her trustfund and won't hesitate to kick her out without a dime. A marriage of convenience? Yeah. Yeah that might just fix both their problems. *nods*

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Oops! Last Week's Book Releases + #DontBeAThunderCunt


Aaaah yes. So with all the car crazies I totally forgot this past week's book releases and sales.

But that also means you get some #CockyGate books, too!
If you aren't on FB and Twitter well you've missed a scene! Some thundercunt author decided to trademark the word Cocky in romance titles and is threatening to sue any authors who have Cocky in their titles if they don't change their books/series names. And, well, you can imagine that's gone over well. lol So I'm sharing some of the Cocky books (just by the douche author)

Friday, May 4, 2018

[memes] Oh it's so GREEN! + 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. 😸

Yall. May has come in like omg I'm gonna kick your ass! And...it has. lol I started some spring cleaning and things were rocking. I was in a groove! Adding in some USO and food pantry time. And then the 'hoe. My awesome reliable even if she's got character 'hoe decided she could go no more. So I've been car shopping and not doing anything else but that. lol So I haven't been visiting and rescheduled posts so things would be quieter for me. Hoping things will get back to normal soon but that's how May has been so far.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

3/3.5 stars-- Mail Order Cowboy (Gold Valley #1.5) by Maisey Yates

A little time with Yates's cowboys...is always time well spent. I enjoyed Mail Order Cowboy. It was a sweet little novella.
The Gist: Jackson? Well he's an overwhelmed new (single) daddy in need of some help. So he orders himself a nanny. Mmhm. He sure does. And whoboy does that shake things up on the home front.

Monday, April 30, 2018

A to Z Photos

I participated in the A to Z challenge this year but did weekly posts instead of daily. Here's my recap! 

The Monthly Herd-- April-- Imma Need a Nap, yall. lol


Yall...I need a nap! lol

Saturday, April 28, 2018

[Blog All About It] Art! Nail Polish Mugs

Blog All About It Challenge! This month's prompt was Art and I decided to finish up a post I'd started and  just never got around to posting. A couple years ago I was doing my nails all the time and started doing nail marbling. It's pretty neat. You use nail polish and water to make different designs.

And I decided to give it a try on mugs and vases.

Friday, April 27, 2018

[memes] I'm Going To Need One More Book, Please! + bookish happenings

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. 😸

I've been bitten by the spring cleaning bug. It all started on the say we had 18 hours of rain. That...is a lot of hours of rain, yall. So I stayed in and cooked an amazing sweet potato chick pea stew and organized. Then had the food pantry which was super busy. Then decided I wasn't leaving the house again for a couple days. And I've been cleaning, purging, organizing. And realizing that I am every one of my 35.6 years. I think it was that last .1 that did me in. It was all sit ya ass down. You too old for this nonsense now. Holy cow but the bits. The bits cannot handle all the lifting and cleaning they used to handle. So we napped. lol

Thursday, April 26, 2018

4 stars-- Disturbing His Peace (The Academy #3) by Tessa Bailey

Okay. So Tessa Bailey. :shivers: Love her books!

And I've been enjoying the heck out of this series that revolves around a police department and a group of recruits in training and one of their lieutenants.

Greer is a hardass, yall. And has a pretty dirty mouth. But, yall. Seriously. This one had me melting. Who could resist that?!!

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Buy The Book-- They Decided to Release ALL The Books Today!


The Tessa Bailey and Jennifer Ashley, yall. They were SO good. You need them. *nods* Lots of other pretties, too!

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

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

4 stars-- Midnight Wolf (Shifters Unbound, #11) by Jennifer Ashley

Dammit! Ashley made me cry. I was totally holding my shit together and then page 313 (out of 314) got me. Blasted grumbly alpha males being all sweet and thoughtful. lol

I had a great time with Midnight Wolf! Ashley never fails at delivering a stellar shifter romance that'll leave a girl shivering in delight. Noms!
The Gist: Angus has been ordered--by the jerk authorities that monitor shifters-- to hunt down a wee female shifter. Fuckers actually stole his cub to force his hand. When he catches her? Well everything changes for both of them because he kinda sorta decides to keep her without even meaning to. So ensues a mad dash for safety, carnies, an abundance of hot broody sexy alpha males and a whole lot of steamy make your tummy flutter goodness. Mmhm. Oh! And cute little cubs, too.

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*

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