Thursday, May 28, 2020

My Storm Sprite

Why you need to know my thoughts on My Vampire first.
I loved and hated My Vampire. Loved it because I adored the characters and the way they came together despite the life-death obstacles. Hated it because I couldn't believe the twist at the end.
That being said, you absolutely should read My Vampire and read it before My Storm Sprite.

I wondered if Ms. Everly could redeem her actions at the end of My Vampire with My Storm Sprite. She had set herself an uphill task. I worried for the first few chapters if I could feel as strongly about this relationship as I did about the first one.
And then I stopped worrying, got lost in the story, and started cheering for the new relationship. Then bit my fingernails as I neared the end hoping she wouldn't end the second book with the same twist as the first. I'm not going to tell you if she did. You'll have to read both to find out.

If you like deep characters facing life and death moral dilemmas and situations, and love being lost in the suspense of a HEA that leaves you satisfied, then you must read this duology.


Life on Earth is all sweaty night clubs and ambrosia-induced euphoria until a vampire coven and demon horde ruin everything.

Sasha’s world has been altered after a deadly fight with the vampires and demons. Because her storm sprite blood is still such a hot commodity, as is her amulet that steals supernatural powers, Sasha’s on every vampire and demon hit list out there.

As well as her son.

After Sasha nearly dies from taking her son to the fae world for protection, she returns to Earth with an unwelcome companion—Thandoran, a rogue storm sprite, who swears his allegiance to Sasha.

Despite Thandoran’s own secrets, Sasha’s determined to hunt the demon who cursed her. But after the chaos caused by her hot companion butting heads with the new vampire leader, Sasha’s heart can’t take the tugging and the pain from her prior life and her prior love.

Something has to give because all the ambrosia on Earth can’t give Sasha a bliss-out strong enough to ignore those wanting to suck her dry.

You’ll love the sizzle and sparks that fly as Thandoran and Sasha face off with demons and vampires in this sensational urban fantasy that will have you craving your own supernatural elixir.

Book two of My Supernatural Boyfriend Duology.

Thursday, May 21, 2020

More than Friends in the Middle of Main Street

I'm really enjoying the town of Nestled Hollo that Ms. Easton has created. I've read a few of her books set in this small town and they are wonderful in that they can be read as stand alones but you see characters that pop up from story to story. 

This was a sweet read of how best friends make the switch to a romantic relationship. There's lots to be gained in the transition and lots to be lost. The stakes are high, the characters opposite in personality, and the ending satisfying. 

There are some charming characters like Sam and Brooke's assistants. Good twists at the end that are well thought out and threaded through the story. 

Step into Nestled Hollow and enjoy. 

One is spontaneous; the other is stable. One's flighty; the other's down-home. He's a single parent; she's determined to be single. What happens when these best friends become more than friends?

Brooke McClellan is the owner of the shop Best Dressed and knows how to do three things very well: design amazing dresses, and stay far away from serious relationships. She definitely doesn't date anyone from Nestled Hollow, and especially not her best friend, Cole.

Whenever Cole Iverson isn't running his restaurant, Back Porch Grill, he's taking care of his nine-year-old daughter or tamping down the feelings he has for his best friend, Brooke. It's been three years since his wife died and he's ready to get remarried, but he knows it could never happen with Brooke.

When Brooke offers to help Cole plan the birthday party of his daughter's dreams, Brooke starts to realize that she has feelings for him. But are they opposites in too many ways for this to work? Are they willing to risk their friendship to pursue something more?

Pick up this sweet best friends romance today!

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Jane Austen: A Life

I'm a long time admirer of Jane Austen, but have struggled to get through a biography about her life. Not so this time.

Ms. Shields is concise, while being informative, and explores they whys and motivations of Ms. Austen's books. I liked the insertion of various moments from each of Ms. Austen's novels.

If you want a more in depthy look at Ms. Austen's life, then you want a different biography, but this one is a wonderful introduction to the behind scenes world of Ms. Austen's life.


With the same sensitivity and artfulness that are the trademarks of her award-winning novels, Carol Shields explores the life of a writer whose own novels have engaged and delighted readers for the past two hundred years. In Jane Austen, Shields follows this superb and beloved novelist from her early family life in Steventown to her later years in Bath, her broken engagement, and her intense relationship with her sister Cassandra. She reveals both the very private woman and the acclaimed author behind the enduring classics Sense and SensibilityPride and Prejudice, and Emma. With its fascinating insights into the writing process from an award–winning novelist, Carol Shields’s magnificent biography of Jane Austen is also a compelling meditation on how great fiction is created.

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Finding Jack

I'm a long time fan of Ms.Jacobson.

This book has an ususal premise that is fun and delightful. I really love the sense of humor and heart threaded throughout the story. There's lots of great creativity in the telling and shaping of the characters.

A thoroughly delightful read. You won't want to stop turning the pages.


Can their online flirtation become something real?
"Melanie Jacobson nails everything: the chemistry, the will-they-won't-they, the humor. It's sweet romance at its best." -RanĂ©e Clark, author of Playing for Keeps
When smart, practical Emily finds herself in the crosshairs of an Internet prankster, her orderly world goes topsy-turvy. Instead of getting mad at the handsome stranger behind the joke, she finds herself drawn to him. But Jack Dobson, though hilarious and thoughtful, has a lot of secrets. Despite her growing feelings for her new and unexpected long-distance friend, his biggest secret of all might be the one that breaks the spell they've been weaving around each other.