Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Waiting on Wednesday


 Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating.

My list of can't wait to get my hands on is long and each week it grows leaps and bounds.
 
I'm addicted to monsters in books always have been fascinated by monster movies. I finally dove into the monster novels and I can't get enough of them. I'm addicted to anthologies and I can't wait for this one to show up on my kindle. 

Stone Cold  
by
 - HB Jacks
Expected Publication February 7th 2023 
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Three massive stone gargoyles. Monsters all. And now I belong to them.


I didn't ask to be rescued. I was doing fine on my own, even if I had just lost my job, dumped my ex and taken a wrong turn down a dark alley.


So when Cararr thinks I need saving and sweeps me up in his huge claws, what am I supposed to do? Say no to this damaged, vicious and sweet as candy gargoyle who only wants to prove to his mates he's worthy of their love?


Mates who include Viriroz, one growly grump of a gargoyle, all dominant and possessive, and the sinful Garaz who looks at me like he wants to eat me. Whole.


These are powerful monsters with a dangerous job to do, protecting the human world from the things that slither in the dark, but they need a final female mate to complete their roost and produce their heirs.


All of which means I have to decide whether to stay with these delicious, feral males who love to share a bed and each other, or whether to condemn the rest of the world the world to the darkness.


But I have to make the choice, because the war is coming and it might just rip us apart before we even begin.


Spicy, sweet and delicious paranormal romance from HB Jacks featuring three massive stone gargoyles and one human female. No cliffhanger, always a HEA. For mature audiences only.

What are you waiting on?

Monday, January 30, 2023

Book Review: Lore Olympus Vol 2

  Title - Lore Olympus Vol 2
Series - Lore Olympus Volumes 
Author - Rachel Smythe 
Genre - Comic
Format - Physical 
Published - July 5th 2022
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Synopsis 

Witness what the gods do after dark in the second volume of a stylish and contemporary reimagining of one of the best-known stories in Greek mythology from creator Rachel Smythe.


Persephone was ready to start a new life when she left the mortal realm for Olympus. However, she quickly discovered the dark side of her glamorous new home—from the relatively minor gossip threatening her reputation to a realm-shattering violation of her safety by the conceited Apollo—and she’s struggling to find her footing in the fast-moving realm of the gods. Hades is also off-balance, fighting against his burgeoning feelings for the young goddess of spring while maintaining his lonely rule of the Underworld. As the pair are drawn ever closer, they must untangle the twisted webs of their past and present to build toward a new future.


This full-color edition of Smythe’s original Eisner-nominated webcomic Lore Olympus features a brand-new, exclusive short story, and brings Greek mythology into the modern age in a sharply perceptive and romantic graphic novel.


Review 
Lore Olympus started as a webtoon comic that has evolved into hardback graphic novels. I've been seeing so much about this series in the book world. My bestie has been recommending it to me but I never seemed to get around it. I actually have been in a book slump and this pulled me right out. I'm hooked on the Persephone and Hades story. 

 Each page is beautifully illustrated the artwork enhances the story of Persephone and Hades romance with a modern day twist. The story is captivating from first page to the very last I couldn't put it down. I even ordered the second and third volumes before even finishing the first one. I've devoured each installment as quickly as they arrive dropping everything to continue the story. 

I'm in love with the authors style of story telling and the artwork is beautiful. I highly recommend this series to everyone. I think this is a series that anyone who enjoys mythology will get drawn into and those that just love beautiful art. One of my favorite and newest addictions. I'm stuck waiting for the 4th installment to arrive and tempted to head online to the webtoon. One of the best comic series I've read and in my all time top 3. 

Book Review: Lore Olympus Vol 1

  Title - Lore Olympus Vol 1
Series - 
Lore Olympus Volumes 
Author - Rachel Smythe 
Genre - Comic
Format - Physical 
Published - November 2 2021
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Synopsis 
Persephone, young goddess of spring, is new to Olympus. Her mother, Demeter, has raised her in the mortal realm, but after Persephone promises to train as a sacred virgin, she’s allowed to live in the fast-moving, glamorous world of the gods. When her roommate, Artemis, takes her to a party, her entire life changes: she ends up meeting Hades and feels an immediate spark with the charming yet misunderstood ruler of the Underworld. Now Persephone must navigate the confusing politics and relationships that rule Olympus, while also figuring out her own place—and her own power.
This edition of Smythe’s original Eisner-winning webcomic Lore Olympus brings Greek mythology into the modern age in a sharply perceptive and romantic graphic novel.


Review 
Lore Olympus started as a webtoon comic that has evolved into hardback graphic novels. I've been seeing so much about this series in the book world. My bestie has been recommending it to me but I never seemed to get around it. I actually have been in a book slump and this pulled me right out. I'm hooked on the Persephone and Hades story. 

 Each page is beautifully illustrated the artwork enhances the story of Persephone and Hades romance with a modern day twist. The story is captivating from first page to the very last I couldn't put it down. I even ordered the second and third volumes before even finishing the first one. I've devoured each installment as quickly as they arrive dropping everything to continue the story. 

I'm in love with the authors style of story telling and the artwork is beautiful. I highly recommend this series to everyone. I think this is a series that anyone who enjoys mythology will get drawn into and those that just love beautiful art. One of my favorite and newest addictions. I'm stuck waiting for the 4th installment to arrive and tempted to head online to the webtoon. One of the best comic series I've read and in my all time top 3. 



Book Review: My Dress-Up Darling Vol 3

 Title - My Dress-Up Darling Vol 3
Series - My Dress-Up Darling 
Author - Shiniichi Fukuda 
Genre - Manga
Format - Physical Manga 
Published - May 25th 2019
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Synopsis 


A loner boy and a flashy girl find common ground via cosplay in this sweet and spicy romcom!


Wakana and Marin make it through their very first cosplay event, and not long after, Marin's heart undergoes a change...?! But that's not going to stop her cosplaying! To research their next project, the duo decide to watch the anime it's based on...but on screening night, they wind up alone together...?! And with JuJu, another gorgeous cosplayer, dropping by Wakana's house...it seems like a love triangle is abrew!


Review 
Wakana Gojou keeps to himself till he unintentionally puts himself into Marin Kitagawa's path. Finding that he can sew she ropes him into making a cosplay costume for her to wear to events. Raised to make traditional dolls has made him have a gift for details and skilled with making clothes comes naturally. Together they find an unlikely friendship bonding over the art of cosplay which is only just the beginning. 

My bestie picked out this series for us to read together I didn't know anything about it before we started it but quickly turned into a fan. I love the story it's sweet each installment is loaded with new characters and new cosplay adventures. It's a very addicting series I ended up reading three volumes in a row only stopping to have to do real life stuff. My Dress-Up Darling is an adorable story with cute art. I loved every moment. Can't wait to finish the series and watch the anime next. 

Book Review: My Dress-Up Darling Vol 2


 Title - My Dress-Up Darling Vol 2
Series - My Dress-Up Darling 
Author - Shinichi Fukuda 
Genre -Manga
Format - Physical Manga 
Published - Novembver 14th 2018
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Synopsis 

Wakana Gojou is a fifteen year old high-school boy who was socially traumatized in the past due to his passion for dolls and doll-making. That incident left a mark on him that made him into a social recluse. But one day he was caught talking to his doll by Kitagawa Marin, a sociable gyaru who is perfectly open about her otaku interests -- in short, the complete opposite of him.


Instead of making fun of him, she's amazed by his skill on the sewing machine, and asks if he'll help her make a cosplay! Through sharing their passions, they end up in an odd but supportive relationship.


Review 
Wakana Gojou keeps to himself till he unintentionally puts himself into Marin Kitagawa's path. Finding that he can sew she ropes him into making a cosplay costume for her to wear to events. Raised to make traditional dolls has made him have a gift for details and skilled with making clothes comes naturally. Together they find an unlikely friendship bonding over the art of cosplay which is only just the beginning. 

My bestie picked out this series for us to read together I didn't know anything about it before we started it but quickly turned into a fan. I love the story it's sweet each installment is loaded with new characters and new cosplay adventures. It's a very addicting series I ended up reading three volumes in a row only stopping to have to do real life stuff. My Dress-Up Darling is an adorable story with cute art. I loved every moment. Can't wait to finish the series and watch the anime next. 

Book Review: My Dress-Up Darling Vol 1

 Title - My Dress-Up Darling Vol 1 
Series - My Dress-Up Darling 
Author - Shiniichi Fukuda  
Genre - Manga
Format - Physical Manga 
Published - April 14th 2020
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Buy it here (Amazon

Synopsis 

A loner boy and a flashy girl find common ground via cosplay in this sweet and spicy romcom!


Traumatized by a childhood incident with a friend who took exception to his love of traditional dolls, doll-artisan hopeful Wakana Gojou passes his days as a loner, finding solace in the home ec room at his high school. To Wakana, people like beautiful Marin Kitagawa, a trendy girl who's always surrounded by a throng of friends, is practically an alien from another world. But when cheerful Marin--never one to be shy--spots Wakana sewing away one day after school, she barges in with the aim of roping her quiet classmante into her secret hobby: cosplay! Will Wakana's wounded heart be able to handle the invasion from this sexy alien?!


Review 
Wakana Gojou keeps to himself till he unintentionally puts himself into Marin Kitagawa's path. Finding that he can sew she ropes him into making a cosplay costume for her to wear to events. Raised to make traditional dolls has made him have a gift for details and skilled with making clothes comes naturally. Together they find an unlikely friendship bonding over the art of cosplay which is only just the beginning. 

My bestie picked out this series for us to read together I didn't know anything about it before we started it but quickly turned into a fan. I love the story it's sweet each installment is loaded with new characters and new cosplay adventures. It's a very addicting series I ended up reading three volumes in a row only stopping to have to do real life stuff. My Dress-Up Darling is an adorable story with cute art. I loved every moment. Can't wait to finish the series and watch the anime next. 

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

 

 Hosted by The Book Date 

Welcome to It's Monday! Every week we share what we just finished reading, are reading or plan to read over the next week. 

New year with a whole new pile of must read books. I'm going at my own pace but so far I've been doing well. Lots of reading the past week. 

Finished 

Lore Olympus Vol 1 by Rachel Smythe (Review to come
Lore Olympus Vol 2 by Rachel Smythe (Review to come

Thor by Rebekah R. Ganiere (Review
The Power of Hades by Eliza Raine & Rose Wilson (Review to come

My Dress-Up Daring Vol 1 by Shinichi Fukuda (Review to come)
My Dress-Up Daring Vol 2 by Shinichi Fukuda (Review to come
My Dress-Up Daring Vol 3 by Shinichi Fukuda (Review to come

Currently reading 

The Passion of Hades by Eliza Raine & Rose Wilson 

Up Next
Rest of the week
I'll be sure to share my TBR once I finish it. This is just the pile I'm hoping to finish before the end of the month. 
What are you reading? 

Book Review: Thor

Title -  Thor
Series - Speed Dating with the Denizens of the Underworld #9 
Author - Rebekah R. Ganiere 
Genre - Romance Paranormal
Format - Kindle 
Published - July 19th 2022
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Synopsis 

The daughter of his eternal enemy becomes the God of Thunder's obsession...


Thor has spent the last thousand years single and alone, and he’s just fine with that. Having lost his home, his people, and his dignity, he’d rather work on motorcycles than try to find someone to share his time with. That is, until he spots an irresistible fiery haired beauty at an underworld speed dating event.


Princess Sutrelle ‘Elle’ of Muspelheim has run from both an arranged marriage and an abusive father. Elle is more than happy as a waitress, living life hiding amongst mortals on Midgard. But when she accidentally sits at a table for a speed dating event and stares into the intense eyes of the one man who would want to see her dead more than her father, she loses all sense of reason.


Will Thor listen to his heart and let her in for good, or slay her as he vowed to do with all those of her kind?


Thor is book nine in the Speed Dating with the Denizens of the Underworld shared world, filled with surly gods, sheltered sorceresses, and more.


Opening line
Sutrelle sat straight as a board as Thadren's massive searing hand rested on her upper thigh. 

Review 

Elle's on the run from her abusive father, who's attempted to marry her off to a powerful ally. With the help of her best friend Val she's able to escape to the mortal world with the hopes of staying in hiding and starting a new life. Thor still remembers what happened with the great battle that destroyed his home. During a guilt trip to attend the speed dating at the request of Frigg he finds the enchanting Elle who's captivated him but what happens when he finds out who she is? 

 I loved Elle she's adorable this sweet girl who loves to read and breakfast cereal a girl of my own heart. Thor is just an amazing partner for her because he really listened and took her to a place she would love. I also love the support characters it was interesting getting to see Thors family, Loki, Odin, Frigg are the main ones we had a chance to meet. 

I picked this one up on a spur of the moment for a challenge that I needed to read 9th in the series and each novel is a standalone HEA which was perfect. This is my first book by the author so I was worried about starting in the middle of the series but I found that wasn't an issue. I truly enjoy the story the characters are easy to connect with and enjoyed every moment of it. I actually finished the book in one sitting hooked from start to finish. I look forward to reading more in the series for this challenge. 




Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Waiting On Wednesday

 Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating.

My list of can't wait to get my hands on is long and each week it grows leaps and bounds.
 
I'm addicted to monsters in books always have been fascinated by monster movies. I finally dove into the monster novels and I can't get enough of them. I'm addicted to anthologies and I can't wait for this one to show up on my kindle. 

Monsters in Love 
by
 - Evangeline Priest, 
Expected Publication - March 7th 2023
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Monsters do it better—especially when they fall in love.

Dive into this stunning anthology filled with wicked tales and monstrous ever afters. These sweet and steamy short stories feature drool-worthy monsters as they woo and claim their human mates.

Scroll up and one-click this limited edition fantasy, paranormal, and science fiction romance collection today. Proceeds will benefit Best Friends Animal Society, a no-kill animal shelter organization.

Including stories by:

USA Today Bestselling Author Eva Priest writing as Evangeline Priest

USA Today Bestselling Author Vivienne Hart

USA Today Bestselling Author Dee J. Holmes writing as Dee St. Holm

USA Today Bestselling Author Elle Cross

USA Today Bestselling Author C.M. Nascosta

Nova Blake

Clio Evans

Atlas Rose

YD La Mar

Vera Valentine

Ashley Bennett

Cassie Alexander

Ursa Dax

Karen Kincy

L.V. Lane

Cara Wylde

Sonia Nova

Alexa Michaels

Salem Cross

Holly Hanzo

Eden Ember

Cady Austin

Krista Luna

Elsie Winters

Salem Sinclair

Daisy Shell

Elizabeth Austin

Raina St. Clare

Kristen Strassel

Sara Ravencroft

Sabrina Day

Jillian Graves

C. Rochelle

January Bell

What are you waiting on?

Thursday, January 19, 2023

Book Review: Hartford Cove 1-5

Title: A Girl and Her Wolf, A Grave of My Own, The Forest Sta
res Back, Magic in the Making, The Great Curse Breaker
Series - Hartford Cove 1-5 
Author - L.L. Frost
Genre - Romance Paranormal
Format - Kindle Unlimited 
Published - October 20th 2021
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Synopsis 

Rowe has one goal: get to grandma's house.


After her life falls apart, there's only one place for Rowe to run to, but the little town of Hartford Cove holds secrets, both to her past and to the town itself. As they say, there's no place like home, but did Rowe ever know what home really meant?




Review 

Rowe is on the run with her wolfdog best friend and she heads to the only place she feels safe her grandmothers house. Things have changed since she last visited as a girl including the once the people. The more time she spends in the town the more she learns about her family. However, the town is full of secrets that will change her life forever. 


I've read the first 5 installments in the Hartford Cover series and since they are short novels I feel like one review will do for them all. I love Rowe she's a sweetheart who cares so much for her bestfriend Tris the wolfdog. I like the guys she meets when she returns to Hartford. I can't wait to see where the series will go. This isn't my first series by L.L. Frost she's one of my favorites authors and her serial are full of steam, and comedy. I truly enjoyed everyone moment and have the whole collection on my kindle that I'm working on.