Friday, June 30, 2017

The Monthly Herd-- June -- Dear God. The Humidity.

Yall. I hate the summer. If I get snappy it's because I hate the summer.
I fucking HATE the summer. And I live in the South so it's 100 past damn miserable with the humidity. *flails*
Okay that's outta my system for now. Maybe. lol

So, June. Busy month.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

3 stars-- My Highland Rebel (Highland Trouble #2) by Amanda Forester

My Highland Rebel. Okay so Cormac's daddy is basically the devil and terrorizes the lands and wants Core to follow in his footsteps which is so not Core's plan. But he flubs up and finds himself needing to outwit his dad and save a pretty girl, her people, a herd of monks and a stash of books--without her realizing who he really is.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

InstaWednesday: Managed a couple pics somehow. lol

I'm shaking my head over here. Of course the month I opt to host an Instagram challenge I go through...Instagram block. I just haven't felt like doing photos this month so hardly any lettering or posting. But a few still from the past 2 weeks even though half only posted to FB. lol

3.5 stars-- On the Plus Side (A Perfect Fit #2) by Alison Bliss

Curvy heroines and the heroes who pant after every luscious curve. Sign me up! A bit of sass, a whole lotta sexy and a touch of family drama? Oh, yeah, On the Plus Side was a real good time.

The quick of it is that Val has been smitten with her older brother's best friend since they were kids. And...not gotten the time of day. He, in fact, bailed and left town for 8 some years to make sure nothing happened between them. Homeboy was running scared from what Val was dishing up. Mmhm. But now he's back in town and Val's definitely not a little kid anymore and, well, things get a little pervy in the best possible way as she starts working at his new bar. They just have to keep her overprotective brother from finding out. Oy!

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

QuoteTastic/Review-- Down Home Cowboy (Copper Ridge #8) by Maisey Yates

Maisey Yates. Yall, I can't get enough of her cowboys. I was a little nervous with this one since I was still feeling a bit miffed with the hero over how he was in his brother's book. But he won me over. I shouldn't have doubted that would happen.

Anywho. So the quote for today. Cain has a teenage daughter he's raising on his own after her mama walked out and things...are rough. Holy cow. I do NOT want a teenager. But there were funny moments as they tried to figure things out. This. Well she'd snuck out and he wasn't so thrilled so hunted her down and embarrassed her right good. And they're dealing with that now. I couldn't help but laugh at his reaction.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Buy The Book-- New Releases, HUGE SALE, Freebies + Random Non-Book Finds!

Holy. Cow. There's an insane number of releases today. Yates and Bliss were both pretty dang good. Some deals and freebies, too. Entangled is having a HUGE 99cent sale. Plus some random non bookish fun at the bottom!

Covers and images link over to Amazon*

Sunday, June 25, 2017

And So We Meme-- The Bestest of the Best so far This Year!

Woots! A new week! This past one was super busy with a book release on the work front and Silent Book Club plus a couple blogging events. It was a pretty good week, though. The herd is doing well *knock on wood* and reading is going fab *knock on wood a second time* lol

So some memes for today! I want to do ALL THE MEMES!!!
But can only do one day on the blog. So they're all in one! Yep!
You might have to scroll down the post just a little to find the one you're looking for 😸

Tag: The Cat Herder-- Edition 31--Food, Herd, Swear

Friday, June 23, 2017

4 stars-- Every Crooked Nanny, To Live and Die in Dixie & Homemade Sin by Kathy Hogan Trocheck


I picked up my first from Kathy Hogan Trocheck aka Mary Kay Andrews when browsing audio books at my library. They had cute covers and I was up for some mystery so... I jumped in. And had a blast!

Thursday, June 22, 2017

3.5 stars-- Holding on Tighter (Wicked Lovers #12) by Shayla Black

So. Holding on Tighter. It started rough. And it ended rough. But the middle bits were good! lol I read this one back in February then promptly forgot to review it other than that. Erms. Blogger fail, moment! Ha!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

3.5 stars-- Silence Fallen (Mercy Thompson #10) by Patricia Briggs

Woohoo! I finally finished Silence Fallen. And it only took me...3 months. Erms!

I struggled really hard with the first 45% of Silence Fallen and ended up putting it on my temp DNF shelf because it just wasn't working for me earlier this year. It wasn't the book, though. It was me trying to force read it in time for release day when I really wasn't in a mood for PNR/UF. And that always goes poorly.

Buy The Book-- New Releases, Sales, Freebies + Amazon Random Finds

Holy cow. There are a LOT of new releases this week. SOO man good looking ones. I loved Lyon's (she's one of the authors I work for) and can't wait to dive into the Shalvis and O'Keefe. They're both fantastic.

Covers link to Amazon. Let me know what you grab! Oh and there's some cool random non book finds way at the bottom :)

Monday, June 19, 2017

And So We Meme-- Father's Day Freebie-- Wanna Be My... Daddy? *winks*

I only do one meme post a week so you might need to scroll own to find the one you're looking for. I couldn't resist all the pretty memes. lol

On the home and blog front this week! Yall I'm already tired and it's only 630am on Monday. Ha! I had so much peopling this past week (one big thing near every day) and one of the authors I work for has a book release today so it's been crazy! All good stuff just really busy. Whew! I'm ready for a nap or two. But And meme-ing!

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Get Social Wrap Up! + Questionnaire

Whew! So two weeks went by really really fast! I hope everyone had a great time and met some new bloggers to hang out with.

I thought I'd do a wrap up post with a couple thoughts and such :)

Tasty Delights-- Green Farro Bowl

omg food noms! food noms!

This one might not look like much but it was delicious! Everything about it was tasty. And it was very easy to make. Again, courtesy of HelloFresh-- yeah they come up with some great recipes!

I'm really loving recipes that look or sound fancy but are so simple to make. This would be great during the summer when zucchini is in abundance!

Friday, June 16, 2017

3.5 stars-- The Warrior (Brotherhood/MacAllister #7) by Kinley MacGregor

You know how sometimes you wind up needing to read a book with the horse on the cover? No? Just me?

Well, that's how I ended up with The Warrior. And it was a pretty fun enemies to lovers romance as Loclan and Cat--whose absentee father is trying to kidnap her--are forced to trust and rely on each matter how much it grates. Lordy but I love that storyline.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

InstaWednesday--Peopling, The Herd, and a wee bit of lettering.

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

Okay. So I'm hosting an Instagram challenge this month in an Instagram rut. lol I've only posted like 4 of the prompts. Erms! I'm going to double up each day for the rest of the month. But some cutes and pretties from the last spell.

Blog Ahead Mini Begins! (June 15-30)

And now we Blog Ahead.
From June 15-June 30.
The Goal? Increase your schedule posts by 15 posts during the 2 week event

Life and blogging can be stressful. Having those added posts ready to go can be a blog saver. Woo!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

3 stars-- A Touch of Frost by Jo Goodman #QuoteTastic

I love me some Jo Goodman. So I was pretty excited about this one. It kicks off with the heroine getting kidnapped and at some point Phoebe and the hero Remington leave the ranch to head out and see if they can find any clues about the guys who kidnapped her. And they kind of flub things because the up and they get caught in a massive downpour on a cold day. They'd finally made it to a cabin and this bit just cracked me up.

I did like this heroine.

Buy the Book-- New Releases, Freebies & Sales + Some Random Coolness

A few new releases today. All authors I enjoy but skipped reviewing so...I have no idea if they're good but probably. lol

Some freebies and good sales, too! Let me know if you grab anything!

OH!!! And I'm adding some other random things in down at the bottom that I thought looked cool. Not books but just fun stuff :)

Sunday, June 11, 2017

And So We Meme-- I Swear I'm Going to Read Them. Really!

Getting in on some meme action this week.
Top Ten Tuesday/Waiting on Wednesday/Stacking the Shelves/Mailbox Monday/What I'm Reading Meme-whore. I know. lol

So. First up! Some Books/Authors I've really really been meaning to read but haven't gotten to because I'm a slacker and get distracted...

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Tasty Delights-- Cauliflower Quinoa Bowl

I was a bit wary over this one. I'm not even sure why since I like all of the ingredients. But for some reason I was sure I wasn't going to like the Cauliflower Quinoa Bowl recipe that landed on my doorstep from HelloFresh.

But! I was surprised. This was delicious, easy, and I'll be making it again!
The roasted veggies and the fresh crema especially. SO good, yall. So good.

Friday, June 9, 2017

3.5 stars-- The Return (Sunnybell #2) by Erin Knightley


Yall know I'm a tart when it comes to cowboys.

Add in that this is by Erin Knightley (one of my local ladies) and I was in! I'd been in a bit of a reading slump and The Return hit the spot.

Basically Mack was in a really bad rodeo accident and has ended up back home injured and broke and desperately needing his ex's help. Something she's not all that inclined to offer since he really fucked up right good when they were teens-- I was NOT pleased with him, yall. I mean. He had the cowboy thing working for him still but homeboy was in the dog house. Mmhm.

Anywho. A bargain is made--she'll help him out with his problem-- losing his sponsor who happens to be her uncle-- if he'll help her get some connections in the rodeo world she's wanting to break into.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

4 stars-- Kidnapped Cowboy (Captured Hearts #1) by Lindsey Brookes

 My friend Kelly sent me the audio for Kidnapped Cowboy back last year and I just loved it! But then I forgot to write a review *hangs head* so I decided to do a re-listen just for the heck of it because, really, cowboys! And it was just as fun the second go-round :)

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

4 stars-- Wolf Hunt (SWAT: Special Wolf Alpha Team #6) by Paige Tyler (Quote-Tastic)

Werewolves!!! I used to eat and breath paranormal romance. Right now I think the only two werewolf series I read are Paige Tyler's and Jennifer Ashley's series. Both are SO good! I'm always all over them. This one. I love that the guys are a SWAT team of alpha werewolves. So fun! The guys have a great friendship between them all and I love watching it come out in their fun moments, their groan-worthy moments and when they give advice...

Buy the Book-- New Releases, Sales, Freebies!

Pretty new reads!! I loved Wolf Hunt. So good! Currently reading Jo Goodman's and it's pretty good, too.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

And So We Meme-- There Were Blue Books. There Were.

Getting in on some meme action this week.
Top Ten Tuesday/Waiting on Wednesday/Stacking the Shelves

I'm a coverwhore. Yall know this...

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Get Social Begins! June 4-17

***If you have trouble commenting on a blog please contact THAT blogger via their social media platforms. Since I don't have emails for anyone there's nothing I can do on that front.***

Guys! It's time to Get Social! 

We officially have... 56 blogs signed up. 
If you're part of the event please read this post!
(I realized too late the link up didn't ask for email addresses so couldn't email everyone this info lol)

Friday, June 2, 2017

Tasty Delights-- Texas Caviar

One of my 2017 goals was to try 52 new recipes. And this is the first one. Of course, yall are reading this in, like, June, and I made it in January but still! lol Texas Caviar. I don't know how I stumbled on this one but it was pretty and rather healthy and I was in.

It was yummy, too!

Thursday, June 1, 2017

4 stars-- About a Dog (A Bluff Point Romance #1) by Jenn McKinlay

Okay. I know you've seen this cover. How freaking CUTE is it?! I could not resist it. I didn't even make an attempt to resist it. I was all ohmigawd it's adorable I neeeeeed it *grabby hands*

I really was.

And About a Dog was a fun little read, too! Forbidden flings, crazy friends, adorable pups, a lickable veterinarian. Totally fun.

So. Mac's best friend is getting married and everyone's come home to celebrate and in Mac's case try not jump her best friend's baby brother...again. Yeah she kinda had a drunken fling with him 7 years earlier and damn if he isn't even hotter all these years later. Her best friend would totally freak so Gavin and his sexy veterinarian self is off limits. Maybe. Hopefully...

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