Manhandled by Cari Quinn and Taryn Elliott #Review

Manhandled by Cari Quinn and Taryn Elliott #Review
Posted by Shari on September 23, 2016 / 3 Comments

Manhandled by Cari Quinn and Taryn Elliott My name is Faith Keystone, but my friends call me Keys. I’m the piano player for Hammered. Did I mention I’m the only female in my band? That means I technically have five older brothers. Can’t forget my manager and security team, too. Alone time is nonexistent. I escaped an overbearing family to join this happy circus, and most of the time it’s awesome.Except now, because of one teensy little incident at a show. […]

Hell On Wheels by Z.A. Maxfield, Narrated by Nick J. Russo #AudioReview

Hell On Wheels by Z.A. Maxfield, Narrated by Nick J. Russo #AudioReview
Posted by Sophia Rose on September 22, 2016 / 18 Comments

A local guy and a TV star meet along a rainy highway outside town.  The brief, but enjoyable encounter has them both thinking wistfully even as they return to their respective real life.  However, Bluewater Bay is a small town and Spencer decides that he wants to see Nash Holly again. Spencer’s life has been crazy between the phenomenal popularity of the show and his character on it to the huge and messy break up of his marriage when his […]

Manaconda by Cari Quinn and Taryn Elliott #Review

Manaconda by Cari Quinn and Taryn Elliott #Review
Posted by Shari on September 21, 2016 / 10 Comments

Manaconda by Cari Quinn and Taryn Elliott My name is Hunter Jordan, lead singer of Hammered and no, I didn’t name my cock Manaconda. Rolling Stone did. On the front cover of their damn magazine. I still haven’t lived it down. And now our record label wants to maximize the frenzy. So, I have a brand new PR person–Kennedy McManus. And she’s making me insane. I don’t know whether to ignore her, yell at her, or push her up against […]

Magic Binds by Ilona Andrews #Review

Magic Binds by Ilona Andrews #Review
Posted by Sophia Rose on September 20, 2016 / 28 Comments

Even Urban Fantasy heroines have family problems.  Kate and Curran near the date of their wedding.  It should be wedding details stressing them out, but instead Roland has camped out just outside the city of Atlanta and harasses the borders of Kate’s city, has kidnapped Saiman, and now has his hooks into Julie.  The confrontation that has building for some time has finally arrived. Only a straight up battle is the easy part.  Kate learns from the Oracle witches that […]

Sweetwater by Lisa Henry, Narrated by Dorian Bane #AudioReview

Sweetwater by Lisa Henry, Narrated by Dorian Bane #AudioReview
Posted by Sophia Rose on September 19, 2016 / 12 Comments

This is my second encounter with the story.  I read it a few years back and now I had the chance to experience the audio version.  Having it read by an incredibly talented and well-matched narrator, Dorian Bane was a decidedly fantastic way to experience my ‘re-read’ of this book. Sweetwater is a sleeper story in many ways.  On the surface, it can feel like a slow moving almost boring and even a tad depressing story about a boy.  But […]

Planning…my addictions #YakketyYak

Planning…my addictions #YakketyYak
Posted by Shari on September 18, 2016 / 16 Comments

I am a planner. I have notebooks everywhere in the house, in all my bags and purses, in the car, beside my bed, etc. You get he point. But I also love office supplies. Pens, pencils, paperclips, planners, stickers, Post-It note and those aforementioned notebooks. Well, last weekend I set up a new desk. You see, my son likes to take over my desks. I had an end table in the living room, which he decided made a great place […]

Chopsticks by Jessica Anthony and Rodrigo Corral #YoungDelight

Chopsticks by Jessica Anthony and Rodrigo Corral #YoungDelight
Posted by Sophia Rose on September 18, 2016 / 16 Comments

I saw this book on the shelf at the store and flipped through it, deciding that I just had to have this unique graphic novel.  The story is a YA Contemporary Romance/Suspense between a piano prodigy and the boy next door. The story is told in photographs, instant messenger, newspaper clippings, and brief quotes.  The photos can be of places, letters, drawings, and people.  It was a unique format that could have confused or distanced me as the reader, but […]

Owned by Cari Quinn and Taryn Elliot #Review

Owned by Cari Quinn and Taryn Elliot #Review
Posted by Shari on September 17, 2016 / 4 Comments

This is the final book. *weeps* Well, I am happy to see the band all in love, but it is sad because they aren’t in a totally happy place. The band took a year off. Away from each other. Not totally, but they weren’t together as a band to create music. Simon is still modeling while working with a voice coach. He’s wanting more with Margo. Like marriage kind of commitment, but she isn’t ready for that. Then you have […]

Fused by Cari Quinn and Taryn Elliot #Review

Fused by Cari Quinn and Taryn Elliot #Review
Posted by Shari on September 16, 2016 / 4 Comments

Fused picks right up where Shattered ended. Nick is in a tailspin not knowing where he will land. His band is in shambles and the futures is unknown. His best friends is hurting and Nick can’t seem to help even though he tries. Finally the woman he loves is on the run away from him. While I am not a fan of Nick’s, I do feel so bad for him and wished everyone would stop crapping on his generosity. Fused […]

#Excerpt: Love’s Sweet Revenge by Rosanne Bittner #Giveaway

#Excerpt: Love’s Sweet Revenge by Rosanne Bittner #Giveaway
Posted by Sophia Rose on September 15, 2016 / 14 Comments

Author’s Note: This is one of the most important, climactic moments of the story, and it leads to big, big trouble for Jake and to some extremely touching scenes between all members of the family.  To clarify this scene, Lloyd is Jake’s son, whom he loves beyond measure.  Evie is his daughter, Brian is Evie’s husband, and Katie is Lloyd’s wife.  Seconds. Everyone turned at the sound of the crashing punch bowl. Brian saw Evie standing speechless, gaping at a […]