Friday, August 4, 2017

Highland Escape by Cathy and DD MacRae

Highland Escape is not like any other Historical Romance I have read. Its a very honest book. I know that seems to be a weird way to describe a book but that is what it is.

The synopsis reads like this: Fleeing the English army that murdered her family before her eyes, Anna Braxton rescues two young women, kidnapped by a barbaric Highland clan only to find herself unjustly imprisoned by the clan she aided. Disgusted by her treatment, she counters their belated offer of friendship with anger and distrust. But she does not count on the unexpected effect the laird’s son has on her heart.
Duncan MacGregor does not understand his da’s command to imprison the young woman who saved his sister’s life. He is more than intrigued with Anna’s skill with a bow and sword—in fact, he is fascinated by everything about her, in spite of her lack of feminine wiles. Straightforward and with a deep-seated sense of honor, Anna Braxton disrupts his entire notion of a suitable woman.
Trained as a warrior and unwilling to be any man’s chattel, Anna shuns the idea of marriage—until Duncan coaxes her into a world of acceptance and passion she never knew existed. He wants her as his wife. She will agree, but only on her own terms—conditions Duncan is not sure he can accept.

This book is number one in my list of Heroines that Kick Ass.

Anna Braxton is a warrior and nothing will stop her from being that. That much she makes clear to Duncan MacGregor from the first time that they meet when she is being held captive by his father, after she risk her own life to save that of his sister and her maid from Highlanders. Anna is held for over a week and still stays strong and silent. Thanks in large part to her advanced training. This surprises not only Duncan but also his father and all of their clan. When she is finally released she makes it very clear that she will do as she wants and that she will not back down from anyone for anything.

Duncan seems to take this as a challenge and very much to heart, as he see's himself as her protector. He shows her that she can be trusted slowing and that she can be with him in a romantic sense will still being herself. This works for a while but then Duncan witnesses a sparing match between her and one of the men that she is training and lashes out. This causes Anna to flee. She then is captured by the same English Army that burned her home to the ground and killed her entire family.

Anna being the fighter that she is, fights for her life and her love... but can she make it out and make it back to Duncan and can they work together to find balance?

This story is honestly like no other. It makes you look at your own relationships and question the warrior inside yourself. Then it goes on to show you that with the right type of love you can be you and still have everything.

Monday, June 5, 2017

I made my own printable

Hi ya'll,

So this has like nothing to do with books... and probably doesn't go here... but I HAVE to share this with someone... I just got frustrated trying to find a printable that I liked... so.... I made one.

Yes. It is that easy. Like seriously that easy.

I went into Microsoft Word and I started with a new document. Then I selected a page border. After that I started Typing things that I need. Such as the name of my listing.

I should pause here and tell you that I wanted a paper form for my binder on my Etsy listings. I keep having to think and type at the same time...then I look at my description and I am think to myself... ugh... why didn't I plan that out better. So in order for me to plan better I created this...Thinking about doing a calendar type planner for my blog here... I have 17+ books to write about and am in the middle of a 8 part series that I am so tempted to spend the last of my paycheck on. More about that later.

Sorry.. I got off track again didn't I? See this is why its good to plan. Back to my printable and the listing.

So I typed everything I wanted and it looked like a list. Not appealing. So I created two column one on the left is much wider than the one on the right. I reserved the one on the right for Tags and Materials. But the one on the left is for the Listing Name, Date, Description and also the Price and some Notes. I really like the color green so I made the font all green and then changed the font type till I liked it. Same as you would in any Word Document.

I like things to be simple so I kept it that way. If you dont feel comfortable making your own then I suggest Pinterest for free printables.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

My Top Ten Book Series To Read

So I was reading some other blogs and realized that they all have a list of some type on them, Things to create, things to eat, top ten this and top ten that.  I thought about it and noticed that I don't have anything like this on my blog. Below I have put together a list of My Top Ten Book Series To Read. I Love reading and have actually read all of these books and more... A lot more. Currently, I am on the last book in the Mercy Thompson series and will be adding a few more post about her and the wolves soon. Until then, let me know what book series you like to read and where to find them.
  1. Harry Potter
  2. Mercy Thompson
  3. Percy Jackson
  4. Narnia
  5. Hunger Games
  6. Abhorsen
  7. Stephanie Plum
  8. Vampire Academy
  9. Graceling Realm
  10. Song of the Lioness

Monday, November 28, 2016

Mercy Thompson Series (Moon Called)

So a while ago and when I say awhile I mean.... like 7 months ago, a friend of mine gave me a great series of books to read and I have been meaning to post about it for a long time.

So here is a review of the book Moon Called by Patricia Briggs. This is the first book in the Mercy Thompson Series. ( The Alpha and Omega Series not only correlates but is in the same time frame) I plan to write a review on those books too. :)

In this first book you meet a bunch of new characters and it is kinda hard to keep them all straight at first.

So here is a break down.

Mercy Thompson is a VW mechanic, a smartass, and can turn into a Coyote. Which can be a blessing and a curse.

Adam is the powerful Alpha who is also her next door neighbor and a royal pain in her behind.

No worries she knows how to keep him in line... I wont tell you how though, some things have to be discovered. ;)                                                                                                                                                                               Get yours here

One day while she is working on yet another VW, a young guy (and newly made werewolf) wanders into her shop and asks for work. After working there for a while a few guys come to take him back and they attack the Alpha's house and the werewolves who live there. Adam who is badly hurt is taken by Mercy to her foster father Bran (leader of all North American werewolves). With all of this there is also the attention of the local Vampire Seethe and the Fae who have come out to the humans all to contend with also. Mercy has her plate full and there is never a dull moment in her life.

I give this book 5 out of 5 Cups of Joe, As Patricia Briggs does a wonderful job of taking the reader on a never ending journey into the life of Mercy Thompson. Honestly even if werewolves are not your thing, you will enjoy the story and all of the characters.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

OverDrive For Windows 8.1

I just downloaded a New App to my computer for Windows 8.1. Its called OverDrive. Its for reading and allows you to borrow books from library's. Here is the Awesome Part though.. instead of just One Counties Library System.. you get to Borrow from anywhere in the world. You can access any database of ebooks or audiobooks and its all free, cause your Borrowing them! All you need is a library card that is in Good Standing.

I personally am thinking that this may just turn out to be the best thing ever... cause well... I like FREE BOOKS. In fact most of the books that I have read lately have been free. I like to think of it as being economical with my money. The Truth is I just really like to read...and am not willing to pay a high price for a book that has been out for a while.

I have added a link for you to download it here: OverDrive

I also included a video here to the right that is going to show you how to have the books sent to your Kindle Device with out you having to use Amazon.

Hope that your enjoy it, and hope your get a lot of books read!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Into the Fae by Quinn Loftis

This story starts out right where the 7th book left off... If you haven't read the series please visit the post called PRINCE OF WOLVES...That is the only warning you are getting.

Peri, who is a highborn Fae the protector of all the magical realms and part of the Fae council in the last book she went up against her sister Laurell who was also part of the Fae council with a dark past.

Laural thinks that she is dead and is in for a big surprise when she finds out that she is not. Sadly this relationship doesnt change.  When Peri finds out that she is Mated to Lucian who is an Alpha Werewolf, who was lost in the Dark Forest for over a century. She fights to keep him at arms length but realizes that he is a good guy and that she can like him for him.
The great thing about Lucian is he is a mixture of all the other male characters from the series. He is strong and silent, can make Perri (and me) laugh, wont back down and also is just as damn sexy as they come. --IF you cant tell I really like the characters in this book.

The way that Lucian comes across as a man who has demons and still has a kind and gentle heart,is truthfully amazing to me. Quinn uses he gifts as a writer to remind women what its all about...partnership. Lucian and Peri have their own problems, but if you notice they do complete each other.
As in Quinn's other series the characters are traveling, but this time she is introducing new characters as part of her newest series. (Gypsy Healers).
Which I can't wait to read!
I took a long time in writing this review...sry to Quinn and my readers. I was moving!
But even while moving Into the Fae kept playing through my head. This book I would have to say is Quinn's Best. Although I have not read, Luna Mine yet. 
I (of course) give Into the Fae! 5 out of 5 Cups of Joe...I pesonally read this book in 6 hours total, and enjoyed every minute of it!!
Wonderful read! Get you copy from Amazon or by going straight to Quinn's website

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Spirited Away By Cindy Miles Reviewed by Katherine Senack

Spirited Away by Cindy Miles was a book that I found very interesting and couldn't put down. One of the main characters, Tristan De Barre, is a renowned knight named Dragonhawk from 1292. Who was trained by his foster father, Erik de Sabre. Dragonhawk and his fourteen knights were cursed by Erik because he blamed the knights for the death of his only son. They wind up living in their home with their caretaker Jameson, whose ancestors have been watching over Dreadmoor and the knights for Seven Centuries.
During a bad storm, a tree at Dreadmoor is knocked over revealing a sack of swords and human bones.Tristan sends for an archaeologist because hi is intrigued by these bones. Doctor Andrea Monroe is selected to go. When she arrives at Dreadmoor she doesn't realize Tristan is the famous Dragonhawk that she's been obsessing over, sines she first heard about the disappearance of the Dragon hawk and his knights. Andrea, aka Andi is supposed to stay there for the summer and complete the dig on her own. After she learns Tristan's secret, she is caught up in solving the mysteries behind Dreadmoor Castle.

The way Tristan and his knights talk takes some getting used too, but it's not so hard to understand that your just completely lost. The knights used medieval slang and some unfamiliar words. I liked how the author stayed historically accurate, as far as I could tell. I thought how she wrote the characters was well put together.They weren't perfect characters that were flawless, each character she wrote about had flaws and weren't all the same. I really enjoyed the book and on a scale from 1-5 Cups of Joe. I'd give this book a 5 Cups of Joe.