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Book Review : While the Wolf’s Away

by Terry Spear

USA Today bestselling author Terry Spear brings a perfect paranormal romance with nonstop action, thrilling suspense, and sizzling chemistry! Perfect for readers of Christine Feehan, Patricia Briggs, and Nalini Singh.

David Davis and his fellow Arctic wolves are seeking a new life in the wilds of Minnesota, away from the controlling pack leader who exploited them. Elizabeth Simpson helped David escape, but the pack leader won’t let her go. It’ll take everything David and Elizabeth have to get out and make a new home…together.

Book Review:

In Book # is David Davis and Elizabeth’s book. Elizabeth and David are relatable and likeable. Elizabeth is willing to help others even when it costs her position in the pack. She is caring, organized, supportive, and encouraging, and she wants to do more with her life. David’s vulnerability lies in controlling his shifting since he was not born a wolf shifter. There’s also a great cast of secondary characters providing support or opposition. Readers of the series will have met some of them in earlier books in the series. This lends continuity and familiarity and pulls the reader more deeply into the lives of the various characters. However, several new characters play also play pivotal roles.

The book plot was engrossing, clever, and full of romance and suspense. The prose was fluid, making this a quick read. If you enjoy contemporary paranormal romantic suspense novels, then this author may be one you will enjoy as much as I do.

Heavenly pound cake

Welcome to Saturday Book Club recipe. Perfect cake with Tea . Enjoy

1 lb butter, softened

3 C sugar

6 eggs

4 C AP flour

3/4 C Milk

1/2 C Cocca

1 tsp vanilla and almond

Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs one at a time. Add dry ingredients and then flavoring. Place in greased floured tube pan and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour 40 minutes. Let cool.

Book Review: An Unexpected Amish Christmas

A crackling fire, the promise of snow, the delicious smell of fresh-baked cookies and fallen pine needles . . . when Christmas is coming, every heart lifts in song. In this moving Amish romance series by Rachel J. Good, a bountiful farmer’s market is the source of all kinds of goodies—especially love . . .

Recovering from a horse and buggy accident that took the lives of his family, Jacob Zook is struggling to regain both his spirit and his body. While his legs remain stubbornly opposed to moving, he exercises his hands by writing, and finds the perfect outlet for his grief in inspirational letters to the Amish newspaper. When Keturah Esch, a woman who works at the Green Valley Farmer’s Market, responds with gratitude, Jacob has no idea that his hardship is about to become a blessing . . .
 
Dealing with her own loss, and responsible for her three siblings, Keturah’s new correspondence with the anonymous letter writer becomes a source of joy. And when a shy young man confined to a wheelchair begins to visit the market, Keturah is happy to make his acquaintance—never knowing that Jacob is afraid to reveal himself as her pen pal. After all, what can he offer her, when he can’t even walk? Can faith bring two lonely people together in perfect union? As Christmas approaches, Jacob and Keturah get a chance to make their gifts to each other worthy of the blessing of love . . .

Net Galley book review;

I loved this Christmassy romantic story because the characters tried to make the best of a sad time in their lives. I especially liked the way other shop owners at the Market went out of their way to help the sisters get through their time of grief and uncertainties. I thought all the characters in this book were great except Bo . I was drawn into the story from the start and by the last part of the book I couldn’t put it down. I thought the story had a beautiful ending.
I recommend this book to readers of Amish Fiction and for those who enjoy Christmas books.

Sewing Face Masks, Scrub Caps, Arm Slings, and More: Practical Projects for Comfort and Care

Sew with a purpose!

  • 14 thoughtful projects including face masks, wheelchair caddies, arm slings, blankets, and more
  • Beginner-friendly guide with simple projects and a walk-through of all the basic sewing skills you will need
  • Step-by-step instructions, coordinating illustrations, and easy-to-follow patterns
  • Learn stitching techniques, how to work with a variety of tools and notions, patchwork, pleating, reverse appliqué, and more
  • Author Angie Herbertson is a leading Etsy shop owner who offers thoughtful scrub cap sewing patterns with various useful features

Anyone can learn how to create these thoughtful projects with a purpose, which can be easily made and then gifted or donated to those who need them most!

Sewing Face Masks, Scrub Caps, Arm Slings, and More features 14 easy and intentional sewing projects that range in difficulty and are thoughtful, practical, and important. From face masks and scrub caps to a wheelchair caddy, arm sling, fidget blanket, adult bib, lap quilt, tab blankie, and so much more, you’ll not only learn how to sew and develop your skills, you’ll create handmade items and crucial accessories that make a difference!

Author Angie Herbertson is the owner and pattern designer behind A Design by Angie where she makes and sells surgical scrub caps, sewing patterns, and tutorials. Her Etsy shop under the same name also offers vitally important sewing patterns and finished products with thousands of happy customers. Her thoughtful scrub cap sewing patterns offer useful features such as being reversible and having multiple ways to wear them.

This helpful guide walks beginners through all the basic sewing skills you’ll need. Get started with essential information on materials, tools, techniques, and tips. You’ll learn stitching techniques, how to work with a variety of tools and notions—such as elastic, interfacing, bias tape, needles, and thread—patchwork, pleating, reverse applique, and more. Clear, step-by-step instructions with coordinating illustrations and helpful tips take you through each project. The included patterns can also be accessed for digital download.

Book Review:

The tutorials and techniques are suited to beginning sewers There are step by step tutorials for 14 projects including scrub hats, fitget mats (for autistic and dementia patients), slings, wheelchair organizer caddies, and more. The projects themselves are attractive and useful. They’re all beginner accessible. This would make a superlative selection for volunteer and charity sewing. Patterns in PDF form can be printed out and used many times. Perfect for anyone wanting to make mask in this New Year… Lisa

The Diva Spices It Up

After a celebrity ghostwriter dies on the job, Old Town’s favorite entertaining expert and sporadic sleuth, Sophie Winston, whips up an impromptu investigation in the new Domestic Diva mystery from New York Times bestselling author, Krista Davis . . .
 
Sophie never considered ghostwriting as a side gig, until former actress and aspiring lifestyle guru, Tilly Stratford, trophy wife of Wesley Winthrope, needs someone to write her celebrity cookbook. Sophie agrees, hoping she’ll earn enough bread on this assignment to finish her bathroom renovations. But as it turns out, Sophie isn’t the first foodie to get a taste for recipe ghostwriting, and if the marginalia are any indication, this project could be a killer . . .
 
Wesley claims professional ghostwriter, Abby Bergeron, suddenly abandoned Tilly’s cookbook with no warning. But Sophie quickly discovers that Abby may be more ghost than writer now . . . and her disappearance was no accident. So Sophie cracks open a fresh investigation, but sifting the seasoned murderer from this sampling of salty suspects won’t be easy. Will Sophie savor another case closed or will the culprit simply melt away?
 
Includes delicious recipes and entertaining tips!

Net Galley :

Diva Spices It Up” ( book 13 ) by author Krista Davis. Has all the usual characters are present, including the diva Natasha. The plot is clever and Davis pulls the threads together to solve this exciting mystery. This cozy read was the perfect escape these past rainy days. Enjoy it yourself.

Book Review * Darkness Returns

 

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More powerful than ever, the Guardians of Eternity are facing their greatest challenge yet: a war within their ranks. Their future is in the hands of one rebel vampire, who must choose between loyalty and love . . .

Blessed with an even more compelling allure than most vampires, Chiron has made a fortune in the human world, creating an empire of resorts and casinos. Since the betrayal and imprisonment of his master, he has existed outside the order of the Guardians, trusting no one. But now, the new vampire king has given him a peace offering: a scroll that could free his master. Following the relic’s magic leads him to a demon hotel deep in the Everglades, a lush paradise owned by a mysterious and
mesmerizing woman . . .

As far as Lilah knows, she’s lived her entire life within the confines of her enchanted estate. Memories of her own past are elusive and cloaked in shadows. Even Chiron can’t figure out exactly what she is, and if her intoxicating beauty is his destiny or an illusion drawing him ever closer to his demise—or perhaps to an even more tormenting choice, between his master and his mate . . .

Net Galley Book Review: 

(Guardians Of Eternity Book 13

I can’t tell you how happy it makes me that Alexandra is writing more Guardians Of Eternity books! Darkness Returns has Chiron searching for his master who was taken years ago by the previous Anasso.. And his trip leads him to Lilan his mate. But what is she other than his mate ? If you are a long time fan catch up with the series here and see some old friends and meet some new ones as another Guardian finds answers and love. Not a standalone book – should be read as part of this series…. Lisa

Saturday Books : Goodreads Challenge

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You have read 127 of 240 books in 2019. I am half way through I think I need to increase it !

 

This  Weeks top reads : Need my review check it out at goodreads are on the side of my blog. Lisa 

 

 

 

Fascinated (Ocean Beach Book 2)

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Lea Hart (Goodreads Author)
Not all book boyfriends are created equal.
Read Fascinated and find out why this Navy SEAL belongs in the hall of fame.

Mix one Navy SEAL, a librarian with criminal tendencies, and a squirrel that doesn’t know his place, and what do you get?
One hot and hilarious romantic adventure.
Navy SEAL, Caid Adams is doing his damnedest to get the sassy librarian he’s smitten with interested.
Courtney Walker is doing her best to avoid the Spec Ops warrior with more special sauce than McDonald’s.
Are either one of them going to get what they want?
Absolutely…just not in the way they imagined.
Come see what happens when these two tangle themselves up together and embark on a journey of crashing grace. 

 

 

The Big Bad Wolf; Nico’s story (Annalese and the Immortals Book 4)

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Annie Buff (Goodreads Author)
Nico Angelov, Alpha and self proclaimed bachelor who prefers a different woman every night, until he rescues Casey. From that moment there is nothing he won’t do to make her his and to keep her safe from a very nasty vampire who wants her for a play toy, or does he? The deeper Nico digs, with a little help from Vlad and company, the more things dont make sense. The only thing to do is capture or kill the rogue. Can they do it, find the rogue vampire and do the deed or will he outsmart them? And just who is this vampire and why does he want Casey so much. One thing is for sure, nobody is safe with him on the loose.

Beast: The Devil’s Guards Mc 6

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Emma
She thought she was alone to raise her small son alone until the man of her dreams descended on her and took her into his strong arms to keep her safe from the terrors of this world. Little did he know she was a powerhouse all on her own, she just needed the strength to show him and everyone else now in her life.

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When I first saw her, I knew she was going to be mine and if that meant I was to take over her life, then so be it. My grandfather always told the kids of our family, that when you find the one for you, don’t ever let them go and to always fight for them. So I do and I come out of it with the best thing in my life, my Emma. 

 

Saturday’s Good Reads Challenge Update*

You have read 109 of 240 books in 2019.

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It’s Time for my Saturday Reading Update ! What have you been reading this week ? Here’s some of my favorites – you can find my  Review at Good Reads Follow Me

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My mother, father, brother, and sister were murdered. And I found them.
My only living relatives were my grandmother and one little sister, Reese.
Then, my grandmother died, leaving me as the only one responsible for my little sister.
My dad was a member of the Blackwings MC.
I always planned on becoming a brother. I just thought my dad would be there when I patched in.
But he wasn’t, and I was slowly drowning in anger and rage.
My club was behind me and did everything they could to help me.
But nothing was working.
Until the night I met her.

“If you want sexy, hot, alpha bikers who not only love their club but their brotherhood with a loyalty that runs deep through their veins, then look no further than the Blackwings MC. It’s got all that and then some. Carbon brings it all to the table in this book when he falls hard for Harper, who just happens to be Duke’s sister. With a past that some people don’t come back from, Harper puts one foot in front of the other and tries her hardest to not only pick up the pieces of a shattered childhood but go on in life to help those in need by becoming a counselor to help kids pick up their own shattered lives and help them to fulfill their own dreams. Do yourselves a favor and buy this book. You will not be disappointed. Five flaming gold stars from me.” – Slam Dunk’s Luscious Reads

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Once Upon A Time…

Cecilia Marks was bullied.

Bullied her entire life because of an accident she had no control over, Cecilia began college hoping for a fresh start. To her dismay, she’s been faced with the same bullies only with crueler taunts and words that can slice deeper than the sharpest of knives.
A short run-in with a stunning man had her world turning upside down in ways she never expected.

Landon Powers was possessed.

Walking back into college ten years after he left, Landon hadn’t expected to fall for the gorgeous brunette he ran into. But there she was, soft-spoken, unassuming, and the strongest woman he’d ever met. There was nothing he wouldn’t do for her. Including making it known, she wasn’t to be bullied.

Newly covered, rewritten, revised, and freshly edited, bullied has been transformed into ONCE UPON A TIME.

2019 Reading Challenge Update :

It’s time for my Saturday update time :

I have read 67 of 67 books for the 2019 Reading Challenge! What should I read next? http://www.goodreads.com/user_challenges/14957559

Last week Picks : some of my favorites 

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What do you do when your husband, an ex-NFL running back, is trying to have you murdered?

You get kidnapped, run, dance in questionable strip clubs, and stay under the radar while trying to survive.

That is exactly the path that I took, only in the end, it lead me to a motorcycle club in the Dakotas and to a family I never knew I had. I don’t know if they can keep me safe or sane, especially after meeting their VP – Rage. I do know it’s time to stop running, and to start living again.

*Meant for adult readers, strong language, violence, and sexual situations.
Over 70K word, full length, stand alone novel with an HEA.

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I have read the whole series : start with book #1 – Finding Ali 

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Protecting Fable: Stone Knights MC Book 6

Megan Fall (Goodreads Author)
Tripp was in love once, but she left him, and it broke something inside him. Now Tripp’s a detective, but he can’t stand dealing with all the red tape. He wants to take down the bad guys, but most of the time the law gets in his way.Fable had the kind of love people only dreamed about. But when her mother remarried, she gained a stepbrother from hell. He turned her world upside down and forced her to break up with Tripp.What happens when Tripp discovers someone forced Fable to break up with him and she’s in trouble? Will the law stop him from protecting what was once his, or will he ignore the law, and follow the bikers that may just have the right idea about how to dish out vengeance!

Book Review * Cross Breed by Lora Leigh

Welcome to Saturday Morning ! 

This week released a ton of great book but one that everyone has been excised about hit the stand, The Newest  book in the Breeds series.

*My Review  below has some spoilers . But Read on :

 

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Fans of #1 New York Times bestselling author Lora Leigh’s scorching Breed series first met Cassie as a little girl in Elizabeth’s Wolf. Now Cassie has finally come into her own as a young woman, and she’s about to discover the one she is destined for—but it is unclear whether her fate is to be mated for life, or marked for death…

The Breeds are humans altered before conception with the DNA of the predators of Earth. But although they all carry the genetic material of beasts within them, Cassandra Sinclair stands apart. A unique mix of wolf, coyote and human, she is revered by many—but preyed upon by others. She is fiercely protected by her community…but no one manages to stop her when she slips away one day to offer her body in exchange for her sister’s safety.

The man she succumbs to surprises her by unleashing her inner animal in ways she never dreamed possible—and provokes her deep, furious rage. To Cassie’s shock, he is the mate she has long awaited. She may never be able to forgive his deception. Still, as dangerous enemies track her, and as the threat of all-out war between Breeds and the humans who despise them hovers in the air, they must join forces and hold fast to each other.

But the passionate union between them holds a potential that could change the world—and some will do anything to stop it…

First to answer some questions ? 

  • No it’s not a standalone – but you don’t have had too have read all the books.
  • I would read – Elizabeth’s Wolf first – its Cassies Mom book and  its introduce you to Cassie.
  • Is it worth the $12.99  price tag – Depends if you can wait for it. My library has it but you might have to wait awhile ( 23 in line)

My Net Galley Review :  So Cassie’s mate is Dog ( Council Coyote ) -no big surprise.  But it’s the mating that’s the story. Because nothing is easy when it comes to Breeds, Breed politics  and these two strong people. I am not going to give anything away -so read the book because there lots of up and downs and intrigue going on just like the other books. It’s a perfect blend of the old and the new in this long running book series that will not disappoint any fan.  

PS this is not the end. We see a glimpse of the next book and it looks like another winner,   Lisa