Currently Reading

Alright so I am currently reading and listening to multiple books at once. It’s not because I am crazy; but because I have so many to read and listen to.

Baby & Solo


t’s been two years since Joel last experienced What Was Wrong With Him and eight years since The Bad Thing Happened. Now Joel is 17 and seemingly “normal”, with a new prescription from his therapist: a part-time job. Joel finds work at the local video store amid a motley crew of young people who each answer to a movie character name (“Scarlet” from Gone with the Wind, “Poppins” for Mary Poppins, “The Godfather”, “Hannibal” – you get the idea). It’s a fresh start, and at ROYO Video Joel (who goes by “Solo”, after Han Solo) works to keep his tabula rasa while climbing the not-so-corporate ladder. Soon he befriends rough-around-the-edges “Baby” (from Dirty Dancing, though don’t even joke about putting her in a corner), a prickly girl with terrific taste in movies.

As circumstances throw Baby and Solo together, Joel realizes that for the first time in nearly a decade, he has a chance to make a real friend – one who wouldn’t land him back in the psychiatric ward. But as Baby pushes for Joel to open up to her, he starts to wonder if their friendship can possibly survive the devastating truths from his past. Set in a pop-culture-rich 1990s, this remarkable story tackles challenging and timely themes with huge doses of wit, power, and heart.

Dead to Me: Arcane Souls World (Grave Talker Book 1) by [Annie Anderson]


Meet Darby. Coffee addict. Homicide detective. Oh, and she can see ghosts, too.

There are only three rules in Darby Adler’s life.
One: Don’t talk to the dead in front of the living.
Two: Stay off the Arcane Bureau of Investigation’s radar.
Three: Don’t forget rules one and two.

With a murderer desperate for Darby’s attention and an ABI agent in town, things are about to get mighty interesting in Haunted Peak, TN.

The Library of the Dead


When ghosts talk
She will listen

Ropa dropped out of school to become a ghostalker – and they sure do love to talk. Now she speaks to Edinburgh’s dead, carrying messages to those they left behind. A girl’s gotta earn a living, and it seems harmless enough. Until, that is, the dead whisper that someone’s bewitching children – leaving them husks, empty of joy and strength. It’s on Ropa’s patch, so she feels honor-bound to investigate. But what she learns will rock her world.

Ropa will dice with death as she calls on Zimbabwean magic and Scottish pragmatism to hunt down clues. And although underground Edinburgh hides a wealth of dark secrets, she also discovers an occult library, a magical mentor and some unexpected allies.

Yet as shadows lengthen, will the hunter become the hunted?

Five Tuesdays in Winter by [Lily King]


With Writers & Lovers and Euphoria, Lily King’s books catapulted onto bestseller and best-of-the-year lists across the country and established her as one of our most “brilliant” (New York Times Book Review), “wildly talented” (Chicago Tribune), and beloved authors in contemporary fiction. Now, for the first time ever, King collects ten of her finest short stories—half published in leading literary magazines and half brand new—opening fresh realms of discovery for avid and new readers alike.

Told in the intimate voices of unique and endearing characters of all ages, these tales explore desire and heartache, loss and discovery, moments of jolting violence and the inexorable tug toward love at all costs. A bookseller’s unspoken love for his employee rises to the surface, a neglected teenage boy finds much-needed nurturing from an unlikely pair of college students hired to housesit, a girl’s loss of innocence at the hands of her employer’s son becomes a catalyst for strength and confidence, and a proud nonagenarian rages helplessly in his granddaughter’s hospital room. Romantic, hopeful, brutally raw, and unsparingly honest, some even slipping into the surreal, these stories are, above all, about King’s enduring subject of love.

Lily King’s literary mastery, her spare and stunning prose, and her gift for creating lasting and treasured characters is on full display in this curated selection of short fiction. Five Tuesdays in Winter showcases an exhilarating new form for this extraordinarily gifted author writing at the height of her career.

I hope you enjoy reading about the books I am reading and listening to. So far I am the farthest in Baby and Solo, then The Library of the Dead , then Dead to Me, then Five Tuesdays in Winter. After these books I have plenty more of interesting books to read and listen to. You guys will love what I am listening and reading next.

Marshall Dollar Tree Haul

I found these books at the Dollar Tree in Marshall, Michigan. Each book is very different from the other. I kind of selected a variety of books and I’m happy with what I picked out.

So what are you reading ? What is on your TBR list?

Let me know in the comments.

Small Book Haul

Alright, so I was a bit naughty and got some books when I was supposed to be looking for clothes for work. I couldn’t help myself though, because these two books just stood out to me.

The first one I got from The Dollar Tree for only a dollar.

Unravel: A Novel (Fairfax Book 1) by [Read, Calia]

One kiss can change everything.

One month ago I was admitted to a psych ward. Yesterday, Lachlan told me I’m losing my mind. But I know what I saw. Will you believe me?

Behind the walls of a mental hospital, Naomi Carradine feels her world breaking to pieces. She’s starting to believe all the voices questioning her sanity. Only visitors from the outside world keep her tethered to reality. But deep in her thoughts, Naomi is haunted by memories of a golden summer that twisted into a waking nightmare of obsessive love and fractured truths.
Just home from college, Naomi moves in with her best friend, Lana, the daughter of a Virginia senator. At a lavish party thrown by Lana’s father, Naomi meets a sexy stockbroker named Max and finds herself unable to resist his charms. One fiery kiss and she’s going back for more, beginning a terrifying descent. Having witnessed the unspeakable, Naomi has only one hope of escape: unraveling the devastating secrets of her past.

The second book I got was from Volunteers of America and I only paid .60 cents for it.


Raw, animal magnetism…

…is a big red flag to prim and proper office manager Jane Morgan. After a rough childhood with a mother who liked her men in prison-jumpsuit orange, Jane changed her name, her look and her taste for bad boys. So why is she lusting for William Chase with his tattoo-covered biceps and steel-toed boots? The man blows things up for a living!

She gives herself one explosive, fantasy-filled night with Chase.

The next day it’s back to plain Jane and safe men.

But when her beloved brother becomes a murder suspect, it’s Chase who comes to her rescue. And Jane discovers that a man who’s been around the block knows a thing or two about uncovering the truth….

So these two books couldn’t be more different from each other than pie and beer. Gross combination that I just came up with in my head, I know, but I just had to get these two books. I happened to get them in this order too. I hope you enjoy my little tid bit of sharing this with you. Have a good night!

Currently Reading: Unwilling by Hannah L. Corrie

Unwilling: a Shifter Romance by [Corrie, Hannah L.]

Things aren’t easy for an Alpha-born werewolf. Jared has lived- and run from- this truth for all of his life, happy to stick to a bare minimum of fleeting friendships and romantic encounters, never quite putting down roots or taking on responsibility. When tensions rise and his brother Tobias is forced to kick him out of his family home, Jared takes it in stride. After all, what could be worse than the constant conflict he had to endure with his family?

Darwin doesn’t see life this way. Family is everything and he would do anything to keep his father safe. As a submissive, one who is supposed to be protected and kept safe, he feels the need to take care of those around him, even though things in his pack aren’t as they should be. First of all, they don’t know Darwin is a submissive. And secondly, if they were to find out, his life would be forfeit. Already, his Alpha and leader, Carl, has his suspicions about the brittle young man, but playing the dominant is a sacrifice Darwin gladly makes for the sake of his father.

When Jared meets Darwin, he doesn’t expect to fall madly in love, and he definitely doesn’t expect to care this much about what might happen to Darwin if Jared doesn’t step up and save him from his Alpha. A little heroism doesn’t seem like too tall an order at first, but when he realizes the deep trouble Darwin is in, he finds that he might have bitten off more than he can chew.

This is not an omegaverse or [mpreg] story. It does not conform to the popular archetypes, although similar wording is used. (Blurb is from Amazon)

I am a little over 65% of the way done with this book and I am loving it so far. I think that this book has a little bit of everything for everyone out there even though it is LGBT. I would recommend this book to anyone. I hope everyone is happily reading as I am. Sorry it took me so long to post. I have been busy but I plan to be posting more often now.

Happy Reading folks!

Sussex Horrors: Stories of Coastal Terror and other Seaside Haunts

Price: $2.99 Sussex Horrors: Stories of Coastal Terror and other Seaside Haunts

Page Count: 156

Category: Horror & Anthologies

Format: Kindle

Publisher: Herbs House; 1 edition (January 26, 2018)

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Three Sussex authors … Twelve horror stories.

Take a terrifying journey to a coastline associated with candyfloss and amusement arcades, and see it stripped to the bone.

Whether it’s seagulls that prove to be more than a nuisance, the mysterious inhabitants of a forgotten village, or a fisherman whose Easter eggs are not for consumption, the horrors are always there … and much closer than we care to admit.

Stories include:

Mark Cassell’s
– The Rebirth
– The Commission
– Demon Alcohol
– Away in a Mangler

Jonathan Broughton’s
– The Stealth of Spiders
– You Have One Message
– Furzby Holt
– The Pensioner Pirates of Marine Parade

Rayne Hall’s
– Seagulls
– Normal, Considering the Weather
– Scruples
– Double Rainbows

Please note: Some stories contain moderate blood and gore.


Am I Scaring You Tonight? 

*** I was given this anthology in exchange for an honest review. ***

I was really excited when I was contacted by Nev from Confessions Publicity about this because I already know Rayne Hall and Mark Cassell on Twitter and have talked to them and heard about their books. I couldn’t wait to start reading the book when I got my hands on it. I knew it might take me a bit to read it though since  I have a lot going on in my personal life, but I knew it’d be worth it and I was right. 

I liked some of the stories over others because I felt they stood out more. Like The Rebirth, for example. I felt like this one was really fascinating and creative and truly horrifying. No one would want to birth an egg after being kidnapped from a vine. The whole thing is just revolting and creepy. Plus that bird that was the “mama” , just cringe-worthy and pleasing for a horror story, but I wouldn’t ever want that to happen in my life. 

Demon Alcohol was another great story that was pretty horrifying. I just feel like it was a Twilight Zone episode mixed with an American Horror Story episode. So bizarre and creepy with weird fleshy beings and bloody gore. For some reason it reminded me of Lizzie Borden case as well. Something always there… I thought that the story was brilliant but made me shudder to think if it would ever happen. God, I hope not. *Shudder*

Away In A Mangler is so messed up it’s not even funny. I was rooting for Tanya the whole time. I just couldn’t believe strangeness. I knew something was off right away. The story reminded me of the movie Split. This was probably the most horrific story out of all the stories. There was a little twist too about the figurines.  ugh. Gross. 

You Have One Message and Furzby Holt were really interesting too. Made you think about what our futures could hold if we forget about the sick or if we continue to be dependent on technology. I really thought these were horrifying in a way that it is possibility of happening. It is kind of sad too and I really had deep thought and reflection after these two. 

Seagulls and Double Rainbows were pretty good too but were more horrific in as that they would be likely to happen. Seagulls attacking people and men cheating and thinking there won’t be consequences.  It is awful but it was obvious that would be the end result. The dreaded end result. 

I really enjoyed 7 of the 12 stories and would suggest this anthology to anyone who enjoys horror. I gave this 3 stars because I didn’t feel that the other stories in my taste and also because I felt at times I was pushing myself to finish the book. It is always hard for me to rate anthologies. The plus side is I enjoyed more than I disliked! 

I really enjoyed all three of these authors together and I hope they do another anthology. I think this was a great thing and they should do more of it. Hopefully next time I will get my review done quicker if my computer will corporate. 



The Art Of Us by Hilaria Alexander

Price: $0.9936282672

Page Count: 351

Category:  Contemporary, Literature & Fiction

Format: Kindle

Publisher:   H.A. Publishing LLC (January 26, 2018)

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Two years ago, his kiss left her reeling, but she pushed him away and they never spoke of it again.

Lena Andrews is bad at love, and has no intention of getting better at it.

Men are good for one thing, and love isn’t it.

She’s perfectly okay with finding happiness in her job as a comic book artist.

Yet, she can’t shake the memory of her coworker’s kiss.

Amos St. Clair has stayed the hell away from Lena Andrews for the last two years.

Work has filled his time and he’s on the cusp of making a name for himself. When an opportunity to complete a project that’s dear to Lena’s heart presents itself, Amos seizes the opportunity – even if it means being with the woman he’s avoided all this time.

Through their mutual passion for art and each other, their love blooms like a lotus flower out of a dark, muddy pool. But, is their love strong enough to withstand the challenges posed by the most important job of their careers?

Bad At Love


*** I was given this ARC in exchange for an honest review. ***

I was so excited when I read about this because I love when books are about artists, let alone a comic book artist. I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this. Once I started reading about Lena and Amos, I was so attached to them and their story that I would take my kindle anywhere just to keep reading about them. Then I would get angry when my kindle died and I was in a place where I couldn’t charge it back up to get back to their story. 

Which by the way had so much going on just in the plot and emotionally. I thought that I wouldn’t end up crying while reading this book, but I did. Lena struggles through heartache a lot in this book and I felt for her, hell I felt with her.

These trauma events that happened in her life have shaped the way she is. So yes, she avoids many, many things that could risk her heart because the poor girl has been through the ringer. She is very jaded, not afraid to share her opinion and get in your face. It is very hard not to love her as a character. 

She doesn’t know how to love anything else, but her job. So she’s bad at love, doesn’t mean she doesn’t try… things just tend to not go her way at first.  So she runs away.

I loved how the cultural aspects were brought into this book so well. It was almost like I was in Tokyo. I have never been outside of the U.S. so that was a very nice experience. With the sharings of history and about the restaurants, I really enjoyed that. The diversity was shown between each town/city they went to as well and the difference between the people that lived there. I found that fascinating, rivating even. 

Since this was my first book by Hilaria Alexander, I feel like she really outdid herself. I loved this book and thought the ideas that she came up with for her characters to draw in their comic books was great! I will MOST DEFINITELY be reading something by her again.




Release Promotion: The Art Of Us by Hilaria Alexander






Two years ago, his kiss left her reeling, but she pushed him away and they never spoke of it again.

Lena Andrews is bad at love, and has no intention of getting better at it.

Men are good for one thing, and love isn’t it.

She’s perfectly okay with finding happiness in her job as a comic book artist.

Yet, she can’t shake the memory of her coworker’s kiss.

Amos St. Clair has stayed the hell away from Lena Andrews for the last two years.

Work has filled his time and he’s on the cusp of making a name for himself. When an opportunity to complete a project that’s dear to Lena’s heart presents itself, Amos seizes the opportunity – even if it means being with the woman he’s avoided all this time.

Through their mutual passion for art and each other, their love blooms like a lotus flower out of a dark, muddy pool. But, is their love strong enough to withstand the challenges posed by the most important job of their careers?


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Hilaria Alexander never thought she’d be a writer one day. Reader? Yes. Book hoarder? You betcha. Then, she started reading romance – that’s when she felt the need to write a story. Unfortunately, she didn’t listen to her gut, and talked herself out of it A MILLION TIMES. She finally gave up a few years ago, when the urge to write was stronger than self-doubt. She loves funny, sexy romances wrapped with a huge happily-ever-after bow at the end. Her inbox is always open if you want to chat about one of her books.


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Guest Post By Jason Parent: Top 20 Stephen King Books



Everyone knows Stephen King is the master of horror, but which of his works is his best? Those I hear cited most are: The Shining, The Stand, Salem’s Lot, and It. Though one of these takes my number one spot, I think you’ll find my rankings differ greatly from the hive mind, and some books are notably missing.


Despite the polarized climate of social media, I am going to throw my rankings out there. This is just one humble author’s opinions, and I don’t assert them as any better or correct than yours, though I do encourage healthy discourse on the merit of these works that so many of us have read and enjoyed.


This list includes all of his fiction titles (including the Bachman books) except Duma Key and Full Dark, No Stars, both of which I’m told are excellent but are still in my TBR pile, and the two novels co-authored with Straub. So without further ado:


  1. The Running Man


  1. Needful Things


  1. Night Shift


  1. Salem’s Lot


  1. Carrie


  1. The Dark Tower: The Wind Through the Keyhole


  1. Everything’s Eventual


  1. Delores Claiborne


  1. Thinner


  1. Pet Sematary


  1. Misery


  1. 11/22/63


  1. The Green Mile


  1. The Dark Half


  1. It


  1. Skeleton Crew


  1. The Shining


  1. The Dark Tower IV: Wizard and Glass


  1. The Dead Zone


  1. The Stand


Up until my recent re-reading, It was a very close second to the The Stand, but perhaps it lost some of its magic in the re-read and in my older age. Also, King may very well be the best short story writer ever to publish in the English language, so other collections sit on the peripheral of this list.


At the other end of the spectrum, I’d list Christine and From a Buick 8, as well as The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, Blaze, and Revival, with the caveat that Revival had an awesome ending.


So that’s my list. What say you?


About The Author

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In his head, Jason Parent lives in many places, but in the real world, he calls New England his home. The region offers an abundance of settings for his writing and many wonderful places in which to write them. He currently resides in Rhode Island.

In a prior life, Jason spent most of his time in front of a judge . . . as a civil litigator. When he wanted a change, he traded in his cheap suits for flip flops and designer stubble. The flops got repossessed the next day, and he’s back in the legal field . . . sorta. But that’s another story.

When he’s not working, Jason likes to kayak, catch a movie, and travel any place that will let him enter. And read and write, of course–he does that too sometimes.

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The book I was given as an ARC was What Hides WithinWhich was his debut book, but this is a new cover. . What Hides Within by [Parent, Jason]I personally think that this cover definitely matches the story’s creepy/horror factor. The King would be proud. My review for this will be up for tomorrow. I loved it by the way, even though I hate spiders with a burning vengeance. Nasty little things. Cue scrunched up face.


Here is a link to his book and what it is about:


I think everyone should check this book out. 








So Readers! What do you say about his preference of Kings books? Do you agree? What do you think of his book ?  Let me know in the comment section below!



The Chimera (The Chronicles of the Phoenix and her Knights Book 1) by S.H. Magillian

Price: $2.99The Chimera (The Chronicles of the Phoenix and her Knights Book 1) by [Magillian, S.H.]

Page Count: 188

Category: YA, Fantasy & Science Fiction

Format: PDF 

Released: December 17, 2017

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Young, Dumb and Bold


*** I was given this Advanced Reader Copy, in exchange for an honest review. ***


I was really excited to read this book because the blurb was fascinating and weird and I thought ‘this is my kind of book’, so I grabbed it quickly from the Hidden Gems site. As soon as the book started, things got weird, I mean WEIRD.  People were dying, but they couldn’t see what killed them. The one guy was running away from it and he was the only one who actually knew it was there and he killed himself so he wouldn’t have to deal with the unholy creature.  YEAH folks, that’s how it starts out.  I was like, what the fuck just happened??? dcfkljsdofivnjsodfgjosidfgj

So to be clear, throughout the whole book, there is nothing, but action, odd things happening, weird creature thingys, vampires, knights, wizards and special artifacts… but what the book doesn’t have is background details that are vital to the story. So the book has a lot of upfront detail that keeps you interested and invested wanting more, but without the other details you are a little disappointed about the backstory.  So at times you feel like you’re flying by the seat of your pants to keep up with the action, but you also wish that the author would have dug deeper.

You just seem to get a small glimpse into the characters and what you see is great, but some if not most of these characters are mysterious. Plus there are a few that are barely mentioned and you are like, wait a minute! Wait a minute! I smell something big, something isn’t right about that one, but then again the action starts. The book carries on. So I really need to get my hands on the next one because there is no way that I am okay with how it ended. That was BS. You can’t just go and drop bombs on me like that and then be like adios, *hand wave*, the book is done. Give a girl a break!



Release Blitz Pt.2 & Review: Heartbreak Hotel By Kenya Wright

It’s Finally Here… Go Check Out Those Teasers, You KNOW, You Want To… ❤


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Title: Heartbreak Hotel

By: Kenya Wright

Publication Date: December 4, 2017

Genre: Romance

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Yasmine’s world breaks apart, when she finds her fiancé in bed with another. Shattered, she flees LA and escapes to her second home—her sister’s Key West bed and breakfast. She bumps into her childhood friend Hawk, who went from the chubby boy-next-door to a certified millionaire hottie. Her instincts tell her to run. Even Hawk warns her.


All grown up, they’re now opposites—light and darkness, fire and ice, sunshine and cold shadows. She’s on a voyage to heal her heart with yoga and google spells, while Hawk battles his demons with art and meaningless sex. Years ago, he discovered that his wife was a murderer and his marriage a lie. For Hawk, there’s no hope for a normal life. His mind is too broken. His faith in humanity as dead as his ex-wife’s victims.


Heartbreak is like death. Both strip away the soul and leave the body as an empty shell.

But the universe has its surprises, and as breezy days go by, Hawk and Yasmine’s kinship in pain shifts from friendship to hungry lust. And although they battle against it, there’s an intense passion bridging between them that they can’t ignore.



Along a sparkling blue ocean and white sandy beaches, HEARTBREAK HOTEL unfolds into a steamy story about the beautiful ways love can repair the soul.


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*** I received this book in exchange for an honest review. ***

I knew as soon as I read that blurb, I was in for a ride of emotions, but I didn’t care because I KNEW this book would be good. Just the writing in Heartbreak Hotel is beautiful, let alone everything else. The way Yaz and Hawk are when together is truly beautiful. They are complete opposites, but that’s what makes them work so well together. Oh and the passion between these two is ignitable. It is all consuming, intoxicating and captivating all at once. Throughout the book you get to see them grow up together and then grow together.

Out of the many friends to lovers books I have read, this one by far is the best.  It is heartbreakingly, achingly gorgeous on so many levels. I just can’t even tell you besides saying that my chest ached the whole time I read this book. It was like I was a part of the story and with them.  I felt it all down to my soul. I will always treasure this book for the gem that it is.  It reminds you to keep going and keep the faith in humanity, even at its darkest.  Now if that isn’t beautiful, I don’t know what is.


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Kenya Wright wrote her first novel during her third year at UM Law school. She dropped out a month after the release and never looked back.


Words are power, and Kenya wants to be the greatest wizard that ever lived.


It’s an audacity to inspire and teach the healing of love through arousal.


It’s this crazy idea that love can not only help a reader escape, but the story can also teach the person about being human, while making them laugh, cry, and hot for more sex.


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