Monthly Archives: January 2017

The Siren by Kiera Cass

siren The Siren by Kiera Cass.  Published by Harper Teen.        $11.99 CDN Kindle edition.

Years ago, Kahlen was rescued from drowning by the Ocean. To repay her debt, she has served as a Siren ever since, using her voice to lure countless strangers to their deaths. Though a single word from Kahlen can kill, she can’t resist spending her days on land, watching ordinary people and longing for the day when she will be able to speak and laugh and live freely among them again.

Kahlen is resigned to finishing her sentence in solitude…until she meets Akinli. Handsome, caring, and kind, Akinli is everything Kahlen ever dreamed of. And though she can’t talk to him, they soon forge a connection neither of them can deny…and Kahlen doesn’t want to.

Falling in love with a human breaks all the Ocean’s rules, and if the Ocean discovers Kahlen’s feelings, she’ll be forced to leave Akinli for good. But for the first time in a lifetime of following the rules, Kahlen is determined to follow her heart.   (Goodreads excerpt)

Well what to say about this book?  I loved it!  Well I loved most of it.

I have really come to enjoy Kiera Cass. I loved The Selection. While this one is totally different, it was still thoroughly enjoyable. I will admit that I’m not too sure how I feel about the ending. I won’t give anything away (I hate spoilers) but I think I wanted more…not that I am sure exactly what more means at this point without telling too much of the story…

I have to say the book was original and full of interesting characters and intrigue. It wasn’t as ‘suspenseful’ or ‘grabbing’ as The Selection, but still very good in its own right. I also liked that this is a book that the author apparently rewrote.  I would love to read the original to see what changes were made.

4 stars for me!

Torn ( A Wicked Trilogy #2) By Jennifer L Armentrout

torn Torn (A Wicked Trilogy #2) by Jennifer L Armentrout.  Published July 19, 2016  by Jennifer L Armentrout.  CDN $4.99 Kindle edition.

Torn between duty and survival, nothing can be the same.

Everything Ivy Morgan thought she knew has been turned on its head. After being betrayed and then nearly killed by the Prince of the Fae, she’s left bruised and devastated—and with an earth-shattering secret that she must keep at all costs. And if the Order finds out her secret, they’ll kill her.

Then there’s Ren Owens, the sexy, tattooed Elite member of the Order who has been sharing Ivy’s bed and claiming her heart. Their chemistry is smoking hot, but Ivy knows that Ren has always valued his duty to the Order above all else—he could never touch her if he knew the truth. That is, if he let her live at all. Yet how can she live with herself if she lies to him?

But as the Fae Prince begins to close in, intent on permanently opening the gates to the Otherworld, Ivy is running out of options. If she doesn’t figure out who she can trust—and fast—it’s not only her heart that will be torn apart, but civilization itself. (goodreads excerpt)

OMG I am totally loving this series. I can’t wait to get my hands on the next book!.  It is really hard to gush all over a book I love without giving anything away, but here goes…

Ivy is still smart ass and tough as nails.  I love the fire between her and Ren…and OMG the secret!  well holy smoke in a landmine!  (not giving anything away 😉 ).  This book vamps up the heat in more ways than one.  It gets really intense with the arrival of the Prince and keeps you on the edge of your seat.  I am sooo stoked for the next book!  Jennifer Armentrout never disappoints!

5 stars for me!


Happy Friday 13th!

onyx-4 photo courtesy of me (Onyx)

How can anyone think black cats are bad luck?  This is Onyx.  He is absolutely gorgeous and an amazing cat.  Just look at that face!  Happy Friday 13th everyone!

Feel free to leave a comment or a link to your post. 🙂

Teaser Tuesday



Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme formerly hosted by MizB of Books And A Beat, however is now being carried on by Ambrosia  @ The Purple Booker.  Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read

• Open to a random page

• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page

BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)

• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My Teaser:

The Prince summoned up every tactic and memory he had of his years practicing with the sword.  Fighting with Cinderella was one thing, but he knew he needed to be flawless to defeat dome giant demon from most people’s worst nightmare.

53% on kindle

Cinderella Dreams of Fire (Fairy Tales Forever, #1) Cinderella Dreams of Fire (Fairy Tales Forever #1) by Casey Lane

I found this little gem totally by accident.  Cinderella like you have never seen/read before.  I love old fairy tales with a twist and this one so far is amazing!  Can’t wait to finish it.

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own Teaser Tuesdays post, or share your ‘teasers’ in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks! :D


Teaser Tuesday is a meme hosted by Ambrosia  @ The Purple Booker. Check out her blog!

My New Year’s Resolution 2017


Photo by me (Onyx reading)

New Year’s Resolution

I know I am a bit late in posting this but I had to put a lot of thought into what I wanted to say. I don’t necessarily believe in New Year’s resolutions.  I prefer to call it…New Year Goals.  Last year 2016, my goal was to get my personal life situated, sell my house, buy a new one, write more, read more…hopefully publish a new book.  As it turns out I was successful in some areas and not in others.  The goal is to continue on the path of self-improvement.  In that way, I was very successful.  I didn’t sell another book, nor did I finish the one I was writing.

However….I am not one to divulge into a vat of despair because I didn’t accomplish something. So….

This years New Year’s Goals for 2017:

  1. Stop spending money I don’t have. (Yes I have a solid plan!)
  2. Finish writing a book. ( I have two started so maybe finish two books!) Yes I am nothing if not ambitious.
  3. Read more ( I will put this on every years goals until I can no longer see!) Although then I will just get audio books….never give up!
  4. Write more in this blog! (sorry its been dismal in 2016 but I vow to do better J )

It is a short list but doable. For the record i also don’t believe in dropping my goal if I fall off the wagon.  So if I use my Credit Card I won’t abandon my goal (especially if it’s to buy more books 😉 I will pick myself up and continue on trying to achieve my goal.

So I wish you all the best in 2017 and all the luck and support in reaching your own New Year’s goal. Feel free to share those goals in the comments section and/or a link to your own post.

Wordless Wednesday ( Jan 4, 2017) – Chillin!


photo by me (Onyx)

I love Wordless Wednesday.  I love finding the perfect picture that just makes me smile.  Sometimes I find it on the internet (and give credit of course) sometimes the photo is mine.  Please feel free to comment and/or leave a link to your own Wordless Wednesday so I can check out yours.