Posts You Might’ve Missed This Month #3

I cannot believe that March is over – that April starts tomorrow.

How are we already 3 months into 2021? It’s hard to wrap my mind around it.

This month has been exhausting, I can’t even explain it. All I want to do is come home from work and sleep. And when my alarm goes off in the morning, I question whether or not I really need a job, and if I can just sleep in.

But there is a plus side to going to work every day – minus the paycheck – I get to listen to audiobooks while I work. And this month – I listened to quite a bit. I’m not even kidding – it’s kind of insane how many books I inhaled. So, a lot of these posts are going to be reviews. Continue reading “Posts You Might’ve Missed This Month #3”

Book Review: Go the Distance (Twisted Tales #10)

Title: Go the Distance

Author: Jen Calonita

Pub. Date: April 6, 2021

Pages: 336

Pub: Disney-Hyperion

Genre: YA Fantasy Retellings

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️

What if Meg had to become a god?

After Hercules proves he’s a true hero and regains his godship, all seems right in the world. That is, until Zeus tells Meg that she can’t be with Hercules because she’s, well, mortal. Luckily, Hera has a solution, offering Meg a chance to prove herself worthy of a spot on Mt. Olympus–as a god. All Meg has to do is complete a mysterious quest.

The mission? Oh, just to rescue her ex’s current wife from the Underworld. The ex-boyfriend she saved by selling her soul to Hades. The ex-boyfriend who immediately moved on to someone else while she was stuck in the Underworld. Can Meg put her past behind her and use her quick-wit to defeat monsters and gods alike, including the nefarious Hades? Will she finally figure out her place and contribution to the world? Or will her fear of commitment have her running away from an eternity of godhood with Herc?

Written by the author of Mirror, Mirror and Conceal, Don’t Feel, Jen Calonita’s latest twist is sure to delight and surprise. Continue reading “Book Review: Go the Distance (Twisted Tales #10)”

Writing Update #24

Well, I didn’t get 4 chapters revised. I did get 1.5 revised, so I’m still calling it a win.

I don’t want to make excuses, but I’ve been so low energy this month that by the time I have time to sit down and write, all I want to do is nothing. Absolutely, blissfully nothing.

But I got a chapter and a half done so seriously, I’m calling it a win. Continue reading “Writing Update #24”

Currently Reading & Watching #24

I accidently dozed off instead of writing this post, so here we are. I’m actually reading a few things and watching a few things. Maybe I’m falling back into a rhythm where shows and movies actually hold my interest! I actually watched a movie over the weekend, and it kept my attention the whole time.  

But let’s check out what I’m currently enjoying and let me know what you’re reading and writing as well. Continue reading “Currently Reading & Watching #24”

Book Review: Daughter of Darkness

Title: Daughter of Darkness

Author: Juliana Haygert

Pub. Date: December 11, 2020

Pages: 364

Pub: Independently Published

Genre: Fantasy Romance

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️

She is destined to kill a demon.
He is sent to protect her.
One of them is about to fail …

He spent centuries in the dark …

After 300 years spent in the underworld as a punishment, warrior Devon is called on by the gods for a chance to fix his mistake—and to win his redemption. But there’s a catch: the gods won’t tell him details about his mission. He’s supposed to suffer while trying to figure out what he did wrong in the past, and fix it in the present.

All Kenna ever wanted was to be the owner of her own life and destiny. But for now all she can do is run away from the evil wanting to claim her powers.

… until she came …

When Devon becomes unintentionally entangled in his new neighbor’s life, he can’t help but feel he’s closer to his purpose. Every moment he spends with Kenna makes him confused, and every time he touches her, glimpses of the past, of his failed mission, come back to haunt him.

… and showed him the light.

Darkness is closing in, and with Kenna’s help, Devon needs to put the pieces of the puzzle together before he fails his mission again and evil consumes the world.

Only this time, he’s sure he won’t be the only one damned.
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Book Review: My Song’s Curse (Duet of the Gods #1)

Title: My Song’s Curse

Author: Poppy Minnix

Pub. Date: August 31, 2020

Pages: 350

Pub: City Owl Press

Genre: Fantasy Romance

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.5

Ultimate control has its downside, especially when it comes to romance. But will it be enough to keep them together?

As a siren, Lula Aglaope can bend anyone to her will with the smallest whisper, but she’d give up her power for one meaningful, honest conversation.

She wants a normal life, like the open, true connections the humans seem to pull off with such little effort.

When she meets Alexiares, God of Warding off Wars, all thoughts of normalcy fly out the window. The beautiful demigod cannot be controlled! He’s frustrating, irresistible…and utterly off-limits.

Alex has watched Olympus slowly fall apart. The old gods continue their archaic control of the Universe, denying the progress of humans and other deities. But Alex has plans to repair the damage, and Lula is a major player.

She just doesn’t know it yet.

Falling for her is the worst idea. And just when things move in the right direction, danger arises that no one expects, plunging the sirens into the deadly Olympian spotlight.

With Lula’s sisters missing, and a pile of broken laws surrounding them, will Alex and Lula change the Universe for the better or destroy it?
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Book Review: Floodpath (Outlaw Road #2)

Title: Floodpath

Author: Emily B. Martin

Pub. Date: March 23, 2021

Pages: 512

Pub: Harper Voyager

Genre: Fantasy

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

The epic fantasy adventure begun in Sunshield races to its thrilling conclusion in this imaginative finale in which the fate of four extraordinary young people—and their nations—will be decided.

When their hopes for ending Moquoia’s brutal system of bondage are crushed, unlikely allies Lark and Veran are forced to flee into the harsh desert. With no weapons or horses, they must make their way to safety across the 50-mile expanse of waterless plains known as the water scrape. It is an odyssey filled with unexpected dangers that challenge even a skilled outlaw like Lark—though the farther they travel, the more she wonders if she even fits the fearsome title of the Sunshield Bandit anymore.

Injured in the coup to overthrow the Moquoian monarchy, Tamsin, accompanied by Iano, retreat to a safe house, where they await the return of Lark and Veran. Determined to uncover the traitor in the court, they devise a plan to confront the new palace ashoki, Kimela.

Imperiled by wilderness and their own tenuous alliances, Lark, Tamsin, and Veran each face massive risks to uncover the truth. But even if they find it, will their combined forces be strong enough to stop the evil infecting their beautiful land . . . and transform it into a fairer society for all?
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Series Review: Seraphim Academy

You know, I never thought I’d be the one to enjoy reverse harem books.

I used to see ads for them, and while the concepts sounded good, I always got hung up on the “multiple partners” aspect.

What the fuck was I thinking?

Because this is my shit LOL

I’ve been on a spice kick, and I’ve been reading just about anything I can get my hands on that contains steam and spice. Having read one of Briggs’ other books, which had some spice, I decided to give the first book in the Seraphim Academy a try.

I inhaled it. Then I inhaled the second book and then the third. I ended up going into a little bit of a slump, unable to get interested in another book. I ended up liking the series a whole lot more than I ever anticipated. The only thing that saved me from falling into a full slump was reading Demon King which takes place in the same world. If you’re interested, you can check out my review for that book here.

I definitely recommend this trilogy if you’re looking for fairly good plot, a different take on Angels, Demons, Fae and Heaven and Hell. It’s got a bit of steamy spice – it builds over the course of the trilogy. I don’t know what my expectations were, but this trilogy met them and then rose beyond.

I listened to the audiobooks for the whole trilogy, and I highly recommend them. Each review will be a mini spoiler free one.

So, let’s jump into it! Continue reading “Series Review: Seraphim Academy”

The “Count to 10 With Me” Book Tag

It’s been a minute since I’ve done a tag, and I was going to peruse the internet to find one I hadn’t done before – but I happily stumbled upon this one over on One More Book. I was doing a little blog hopping, liking and commenting and this caught my eye. I loved Julie’s answers and thought this was such a fun tag, so, here we are. You should definitely check out Julie’s Post and her answers. I’ve been following her blog for a while now and I love her content, so you should definitely head over there and see what’s up.

The tag was originally created by Alyce, and you should check out her video to see her answers as well. Let’s see how easy or hard this is. I have a feeling I’m going to struggle with quite a few of these, but let’s go! Continue reading “The “Count to 10 With Me” Book Tag”

Book Review: Demon King (Claimed By Lucifer #1)

Title: Demon King

Author: Elizabeth Briggs

Pub. Date: October 28, 2020

Pages: 306

Pub: Independently Published

Genre: Paranormal Fantasy Romance

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I made a deal with the devil. Now he’s claimed me as his mate.

When my best friend goes missing in Las Vegas, there’s only one man I can turn to for help.

Lucas Ifer. Billionaire playboy. CEO of Abaddon Inc. King of Sin City.

And…the devil himself?

Lucas—aka Lucifer—agrees to help me, but in exchange he wants one thing: me.

He’s dark, dangerous, and wickedly handsome. Oh, and evil incarnate. I should say no, but I can’t. I’m that desperate.

But when you make a deal with the devil, there’s no escaping it. Now he owns my body for seven nights of sin. Even worse, he owns my soul for all eternity.

I’m Persephone being claimed by Hades, and I have no choice but to enter his underworld and become his dark queen.

Is there any light left in that black heart? Or will his darkness consume me?

Demon King is a sinfully sexy retelling of Hades and Persephone with a Lucifer twist, perfect for fans of Jennifer Armentrout, Sarah J. Maas, Laura Thalassa, and Amelia Hutchins
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