Sunday, December 31, 2017

The Monthly Herd-- Aaaaaaand We're Done With 2017!

Holy crap. 2017 is over in less than 24 hours! I still can't believe that's possible. It was an eventful year but just doesn't seem possible *that* many days have passed already. lol 

So. Things...

Friday, December 29, 2017

[meme-age] New Reads, Best New-To-Me-Authors of 2017 & Smooching!

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. 😸

Ha! Second meme post this week. I'm working to get these to just Friday. lol

Whew! What a week! There was a lot of Christmas had and then a lot of purging done. I'm working on my panicked "do all the shit you were too lazy to do the last 360 days" list. It's been a long 2 days working on it ::snort::

Anywho. Books since Monday!

Thursday, December 28, 2017

3.5 stars-- The Bachelor Contract (The Bachelors of Arizona #3) by Rachel Van Dyken #QuoteTastic

I've been enjoying Van Dyken's series. They're easy reads with a fun set up. And oh so special characters. lol

Soooo a quote for today.

This scene had me laughing. #DontTouchTheOcean

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

4 stars-- Wolf Hunger (SWAT #7) by Paige Tyler

I don't read paranormal much these days. I totally burnt myself out on it pre-blog. But there are two exceptions. Jennifer Ashley and Paige Tyler. Damn but these ladies can write!

Tyler and her SWAT werewolves...yes! So good, yall.

So this scene things are getting steamy between the two and I had to bust out laughing. Totally tickled me.

Monday, December 25, 2017

Meme-age! It's CHRISTMAS *flails* There Are 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. 😸

Merry Christmas, yall!

I'm meme-ing twice this week so here goes...

Merry Christmas!!

Merry Christmas, yall! I hope you're all having a wonderful day whether you're having a low key Christmas or going full force with...all the things. lol

I'm taking the day off to spend with the herd (I have to put together their new scratching post for them) and then going out to Christmas brunch with Ro from In the Know with Ro. We always have a great time gabbing books and blogging and just visiting. Then I'll be rounding out the day at the USO with my regular guys and our gal that's joined us the last few months. It's the first time our regular shift has been scheduled for Christmas so will be fun seeing them.

So a super easy don't have to cook a thing Christmas (unlike my poor mom in FL who is already ready for a nap). lol 

Sunday, December 24, 2017

4 stars-- His Redneck Girl (Possum Hollow Series Book 1) by Lindsey Brookes

Oh my gosh. His Redneck Girl was an absolute trip!
The Gist: Baylee Jean's tired of waiting. Jimmie Joe may have broken her heart years earlier and he may be a horn dog of epic proportions but she wants him back. Her plan? A dog training book. Mmhm. She's gonna bring that sexy horn dog to heel.

Friday, December 22, 2017

3 stars-- Hope Under Mistletoe (Seasons of Hope #1) by Jessica R. Patch

A Christmas story featuring a widowed pastor's wife falling for the town's bartender and resident 'bad boy'? I was in.
The Gist: After her church burned down Eden and her congregation were in need of a new meeting place. Something that comes from the unlikeliest of places--- her husband's best friend and owner of a bar with a perfect space. He may just be the answer to her prayers-- both spoken and unspoken. At the very least her church? Well, it's gonna be meeting at a bar for a little while. 

Thursday, December 21, 2017

3.5 stars-- Cowboy, It's Cold Outside (Twilight, Texas #8) by Lori Wilde

Christmas and cowboys? Well, maybe not an actual cowboy but a sexy country singer giving back? Um, yeah, yeah that'll work real nice, too.

Cowboy, It's Cold Outside left me smiling.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

4 stars-- Cowboy Christmas Blues (Gold Valley 0.5) by Maisey Yates

Damn Maisey Yates making me cry! Every blasted time. And even with a short little novella. *flails* But, yeah, Cowboy Christmas Blues got me.
The Gist: Cooper has reluctantly come home for Christmas. He does NOT like coming home especially during the holidays because it reminds him of his sister who died but his parents asked him. So drinking? Yeah, gonna happen. Random hook up? Yep. Check that right off. Accidentally doing the latter with a long lost childhood friend and not realizing it was her? Oops! #SomeonesGonnaBePissed

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Book Releases & Sales! Seriously. The Number of Books...Ridiculous! But Pretty!

So many sales! I went a bit sale crazy. Oops! But really! So pretty!
And, yall, some of these ornaments! Ha!

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Tasty Delights-- Sweet Potato Kale Soup

It's gotten chilly here lately and I'm all about the soup. So, so good.

This time it was Sweet Potato Kale Soup with lentils. I'm doing that whole try to be healthy bit and this seemed pretty dang healthy, yeah?

Friday, December 15, 2017

[meme-age] What I'm Reading + Books I Want Santa To Bring Me *gimme*

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 was...busy! I've been reading and blogging like crazy (got my NG up to 97%!) and stringing Christmas lights. Painting a deck, installing shelves. Getting rid of things and cooking up a storm. It's felt pretty dang good. I'm getting around to blog but usual. Ugh. Sorry, yall! I'll get back to normal eventually. lol

Also, I'm changing the day I do memes for 2018. They're going to be on Fridays for the most part. So this week's has a few extra days of books since it had a jump from Monday to today :)

Thursday, December 14, 2017

4 stars-- Long, Tall Cowboy Christmas (Happy, Texas #2) by Carolyn Brown

Cowboys! Cowboys at Christmas! Woo! Even if I did read it in August. lol

A sexy cowboy struggling with PTSD finally finding peace and comfort with a woman who sets his boots to moving and her three kids who desperately want a daddy of their own for Christmas. There might be a wee herd of sheep, too. Yall. Seriously.

Long, Tall Cowboy Christmas was a sweet romance that'll leave you believing in miracles and dreaming of a white Christmas.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Christmas Minis { Once Upon a Christmas Eve by Elizabeth Hoyt } & { The Lady in Red by Kelly Bowen }

Yall know I love me some Christmas books. And Christmas-ish novellas. <3 So I had to pick these two up since I love the series they come from. And they were a good time.

Once Upon a Christmas Eve (Maiden Lane #12.6) by Elizabeth Hoyt

Christmas and Elizabeth Hoyt. I was in!

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

BOOKS & BACON!!! #NewReleases #AndThings

I'm really curious about this series from Rachel Caine. I love her books but still haven't gotten to book one. Any of yall read it?

The Best Books of 2017!

Top Ten (or so): Favorite Books of 2017

Monday, December 11, 2017

4 stars-- The Christmas Room by Catherine Anderson

The Christmas Room was a lovely read. And one I devoured. Family, drama, ranch life and...Christmas! This book was huge but I finished it in less than 24 hours. Every spare second I was reading a little more.

The Gist: Cam and his family have moved to town and they're basically camping out until their home is built and oh that puts a spur under their neighbor's saddle. He can't stand them hillbilly neighbors and when he finds out the son is sniffing after his daughter...and she's sniffing right back? Oh hell no. He's gonna make em all sorry they moved to town. Or that's his plan. Until he gets put in his place by a sassy older lady who's not backing down to all his bluster and growling.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

2018 Reading/Blogging Challenges

I host a handful of challenges each year but also join in on them, myself. These are the ones I'm personally doing in 2018 and my "official" sign up post. If you'd like to find out more about one of the challenges and wantto join in just click through to the event link up.

4 stars-- Dirty Scoundrel (Roughneck Billionaires #2) by Jessica Clare

Clare has a twist on billionaires that'll have even the most indifferent sitting up and paying attention. The Price brothers? Roughnecks that hit it big and became overnight oil tycoons. They may be billionaires but these guys are still scruffy, crass and rough around all their edges. Mmhm.
The Gist: Revenge. And fucking someone out of your system. the plan. Buy the girl who broke your heart years earlier, fuck her in exchange for paying off her debt, move on. Yeah. Yeah, yall. *pinche bridge of nose* Dick move.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

4 stars-- The Irishman's Christmas Gamble (Wager of Hearts #2.5) by Nancy Herkness

Yay! I love this series from Herkness and had been hoping for Frankie's story.
The series is about a trio of billionaires who make a bet to find...true love. And Frankie's the lady who owns the swanky club where they make the bet. The whole series I'd been like I neeeeeeeeed Frankie's story! And then I spotted The Irishman's Christmas Gamble. *squees of delight* lol

So I Christmased in June.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Insta-Wednesday: All the Pretties. And the Noms.

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

Yeah. It's been a while. Here's what we've been doing...

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

New Book Releases! Plus Elephants Wearing Glasses! Yall!

There were a lot of pretties, yall. I enjoyed Tyler, Hoyt and Bowen.
Stop what you're doing! Grab Hoyt and Tyler's books!
LOVE them!

Monday, December 4, 2017

4 stars-- Christmastime Cowboy by Maisey Yates

Christmas. Cowboys. Maisey Yates. Could it BE any more perfect?! lol

Christmastime Cowboy was full of great characters that were a bit broken and in need of mending, some growly chemistry that turned oh-so-yummily hot. Family, friends, steamy love scenes and heartwarming moments. Add in the holiday spirit and, yep, Christmastime Cowboy was another winner from Yates.

[meme-age] New Reads, Bookish Settings I Want to Visit & a Christmas Favorite!

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 a slower reading week here than last week. Darn! But life has been super busy and I've been doing things other than reading so not unexpected. I managed to not buy a single book and only accepted one review book and am nearly done with it. Yay!

For those interested I have a giveaway going on that's planner related :)

Sunday, December 3, 2017

2 stars-- Wicked Ride (Realm Enforcers #1) by Rebecca Zanetti

I love Zanetti but, yall, Wicked Ride was a struggle. A 2+ year struggle and I'm the odd girl out but this one just didn't work for me despite my love for Zanetti's books. 
The Gist: There's a new drug on the streets that's literally burning people from the inside out and both Alexandra-- a cop-- and Kell-- a witch enforcer-- are bound and determined to find the supplier and get it off the street. If the other would just stay out of their damn way so they could do their jobs.

Friday, December 1, 2017


Lauren messaged me a little while back and was like hey! I'm doing a planner hop...wanna co-host? And yall know I love me some planners so I joined in to share the planner squee-s.

We're sharing our favorite thing about planning and a giftie, too!

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