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2017

Hey everyone.

Sorry I haven’t been on lately. I have been in a huge book funk. I did want to get on and wish everyone a wonderful New Year’s. Hope you have a great reading. I promise to be back stronger than ever next year. I plan on doing more posts. 

Be safe. HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

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Top Ten Cars I Would Love to Drive from Movies and Books.

We all watch movies and think I want to drive that car. Same goes for books. For me I’m always looking at the cars plus if it comes with a hot actor, the car gets even better. If I could rent any car from Turo (if you need a rental, check them out) theses would be my top ten.

10. 1970 Pontiac GTO from The Faculty

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For those of you who are horror fanatics, you have seen The Faculty and most importantly Zeke (Josh Hartnett) and his sexy as ever GTO.

9. 1971 Chevrolet Monte Carlo from Fast and Furious 3

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If you are seeing a pattern for muscle cars, that’s because they are my weakness. Even though Sean’s (Lucas Black) car looks like a clunker, really it is a beauty. Sadly it has to be next to that ugly little red convertible.

8. Rolls Royce from Iron Man

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If I had to have a, as I call them, “rich person’s” car, it would be the Rolls Royce. I mean look at the beauty.

7. &6. Both mustangs from the book series #GearShark

I am drooling right now. I wouldn’t mind having either of Drew or Trent’s mustang even though I’m not a big Ford fan.

5. & 4 ’64 Buick Rivera & ’69 Dodge Charger R/T from Drive Angry

Even though this movie is extremely weird, I love the cars in it. So sexy!!! Especially that Charger.

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3. Dodge Charger from The Fast and The Furious

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Yes another charger. What can I say they are the car I love from Dodge. I’m not a big fan of the Fast and Furious movies, but damn they do know their cars.

2. Chevrolet Camaro from 2 Fast and 2 Furious

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Yes I would choose the Camaro before the skyline. It is way better looking.

1. ’77 Pontiac Firebird from Smokey and the Banditt

I had an ex who loved this movie. I can’t blame him. The car is Oh My Goodness!!!! I choose this as my #1 because it is one of the first cars I wanted to drive. It hasn’t changed at all.

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What are your top cars from movies or books that you want to drive?

 

 

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House of Korba by C.L. Stone

My edition: Kindle

Pages: 317

Series: The Academy: Ghost Bird #7

Rating: 5 Silas stars

Review: My favorite Greek!!!

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Silas by far is my favorite of the group. Okay that is a lie. I don’t have a favorite. I’m with Sang it is hard to choose.

We get to learn Silas’s past and about his family. We find out he has a brother named Theo and we meet Charlie his father. Silas isn’t close with his brother since they moved from Greece.

Sang needs Silas now more than ever but he also needs her more than she knows.

Volto seems on the loose again. With homecoming around the corner and more bomb threats being called, the guys are being stretched pretty thin. They do need a vacation.

Next book will be our favorite punk kid, Gabriel.

 

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Push and Shove by C.L. Stone

My Edition: Kindle
Pages: 481
Series: The Academy: Ghost Bird #6
Rating: 5 Nathan Stars

Review: Yep that’s right this is Nathan’s book.

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With Volto still on the loose and no one knowing who he is, the guys still trying not to talk Academy of the phone. Mr. Hendriex is up to something. The gang wants to know what. He seemed way to pleased that the guys know that they are being followed. He wants to know exactly who is where.

With this being Nathan’s book, of course it has to evolve around him. We find out about his dad. Nathan wants Sang and him to get their own place so they don’t have to worry about anything anymore.

It’s easier said then done. At the end of this book Nathan finds out the plan that Mr. Blackborne and North have in mind. He doesn’t seem all that into it. Victor is on board but Nathan doesn’t know.

Now on to my favorite Greek Silas.

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Drop of Doubt by C.L. Stone

My edition: Kindle
Pages: 396
Series: The Academy: Ghost Bird #5
Rating: 5 Princess stars
Synopsis:

Sang Sorenson and the Academy boys return to Ashley Waters High School but before they get a chance to settle in, Sang’s life is threatened by an anonymous caller.

They retreat to the protective walls of the Morgan estate, a safe house for when the boys are under fire. But when new threats can break thorugh those barriers that once kept them secure, it leaves Kota, Victor, Silas, Nathan, Gabriel, Luke and North rushing to figure out who is hunting them.

But when you’re fighting a ghost who seems to know all your secrests, retreating  is no longer an option.

Review: *** Warning spoilers!!***

Victor’s book right here!!

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Okay so I lied in my last review. Nathan’s book is next. But that’s alright because I love Nathan too.

With a new enemy at large, the gang are put to an ultimate test. Going off the electrical grid. Volto, the masked figure who is now stalking Sang, has infiltrated their phones. They can’t trust who they are talking to. Volto knows to much about the Academy to know how they work.

Even though this book is mostly pointing to Victor, I can’t help but find myself smiling when Sang is with Dr. Sean. He’s to damn adorable for his own good. (I can’t wait till his Meeting Sang story comes out.)

Also in this book we get the first glimpse of the three amigos. When a chapter is referenced like this we will know right away it is Sang, Luke, and Gabriel.  I do love my little mischief makers together.

The A report follow Victor at the end. Now On to Nathan’s book. I wish we knew more on Volto.

 

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Forgiveness and Permission by C.L. Stone

My edition: Kindle
Pages: 534
Series: The Academy: Ghost Bird #4
Rating: 5 North Shore stars

Review: This book is North’s book. His is the first of the guy focus books that C.L. has written and still writing.

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With Sang’s mom in the hospital and her dad now MIA, Sang must figure out how to survive getting through the rest of the year. The threat of her mother is now out of the way Sang has bigger issues to deal with. His name is Mr. McCoy. He is the vice-principal of Ashley Waters. He also has a personal vendetta against Sang since the start of the year. I kind of picture him like this.

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With a mixture of this.

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Mr. McCoy is a real creep. Sang has been given orders to stay away and if needed to run. Now during this North is grumpier than usual. The closer he gets to Sang the more he is having an inner battle with himself. Sang tries to get to the bottom of what is going on with North while trying to hide from Mr. McCoy. Easier said then done.

I love North in this. Even though my all time favorite is Silas. Most people will either get turned off from this series with the A report at the end or they will fall in love even more. For me I fell in love even more.

Spoiler Alert!!!

I have a weakness when it comes to reverse harem. I love the topic in my Japanese mangas. Ouran High School Host Club being a favorite which C.L. Stone has said is one of her inspirations.

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I am on to Victor’s book. Then after his, my favorite so far, Silas’s book.

 

 

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December!!!

Well December is here and I have a TON to read. I have a few library books that I need to read, along with many, and I do mean many, books of my own to read. Well for certain challenges that I have going on on Goodreads I sort of need some library books but I am trying to not to read to many library books because of my clean out challenge that I made.

Also with December it’s Christmas. Wy and I will be busy with decorating, reading (me), hunting (Wy), Christmas with both families. Let’s just say busy month. Another thing is I have a mandatory vacation week were I am off from the 24th-the 2nd of January.

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I get one week to relax and get some reading done. I probably won’t be on here very much and will most likely have a ton of reviews when I get back but a week off is much needed.

Sadly on two of my challenges I had a book that turned into a DNF and won’t be able to be counted. I’m trying really hard not to DNF but sometimes you just have to pull that plug.

Along with reading, I will be doing a lot of writing. I am trying to fit a lot in this month but I will get it done. Hopefully. Any whooooo, if you see a challenge you want to participate feel free to either comment or message me and let me know. I can add you in.

Have a fantastic day, week, month

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Grace Alive by Natasha House

My edition: Kindle (Owned)
Pages:236
Series: Heart of Grace #1
Rating:2 stars. DNF @26%
Synopsis:

Meet Zoe Reed.

She is 26, unmarried, and still living with her parents. Working at a lame craft store, she feels like her life has become one giant disappointment.
Waiting for Mr. Right, yet having never been on a date, let alone kissed a man, she wonders if he will ever come.

Then she meets Branson Tate.

The handsome man and his three kids stumble into her life, and she finds him to be the polar opposite of what her parents have always wanted for her.
But when Zoe’s dad, the pastor of the largest church in Michigan, says God spoke to him who her husband is, she’s faced with a choice.
Is her father hearing God or is she?

Review: So this book has been on my TBR list for a while and I got it a long time ago. It has been sitting on my Kindle collecting little electronic dust particles for about a year and a half. I should have left it there.

Our heroine is Zoe, who is a pastor’s kid. She is 26 and still living at home. She hasn’t been on a date ever and hasn’t even kissed a guy. One night she is working at the craft store called Little Bit of Everything, when Branson walks in with his three daughters. Zoe thinks he’s cute right away. Hey, a girl can look and not touch. She sees no sign of a marriage ring but that still doesn’t mean anything.

Her father wants her to be with a man named Jacob who gives Zoe the creepers. The guy does sound like a creep. Even though Zoe isn’t leading him on, her dad is. While she feels like God is telling her to go with Branson, her father is telling her different.

I felt for Zoe in a sense of I come from a Catholic background which is to believe Catholics marry other Catholics, but I didn’t. I am engaged to Wy who is an atheist who hates Christmas music anytime unless the week of Christmas. Neither of my parents really care. I think the only person I would hear from about that is my grandma who sadly past away when I was in junior high. But my family really cares if someone is happy then let them be happy.

Anyway this book kind of upset me in many ways. The focus on a woman needing a husband so she can pop out kids was really grating my nerves. If a woman doesn’t want a husband she shouldn’t be looked down upon just for that. Plus what is up with everyone having three kids. Some people stop after two or heck even one. Some even had more of the little people because they wanted too.

One girl had gotten pregnant in the youth group outside of marriage, and my dad had put her up front and rebuked her in front of everyone.

I don’t know about you, but that just does not fly with me. That is horrible to do. Especially to a young girl. What if she was raped and was to scared to say anything to someone? Ugh I hate stuff like this.

Another problem I had was how her father was basically telling her that she needed to court and marry Jacob or else she will go to hell. That’s pretty messed up. I simply couldn’t enjoy this book.

 

 

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Anya’s Ghost by Vera Brosgol

My edition: Library Book
Pages: 221
Rating: 3 stars
Synopsis:

Anya could really use a friend. But her new BFF isn’t kidding about the “Foever” part. 
Of all the things Anya expected to find at the  bottom of an old well, a new friends was not one of them. Especially not a new friend who’s been dead for a century.
Falling down a well is bad enough, but Anya’s normal life might actually be worse. She’s embarrassed by her family, self-conscious about her body, and she’s pretty much given up on fitting in at school. A new friends- even a ghost- is just what she needs.
Or so she thinks. Spooky, sardonic, and secretly sincere, Anya’s Ghost is a wonderfully entertaining debut from author/artist Vera Brosgol.

Review: This is a graphic novel. I haven’t read one in a while. I tend to prefer manga but I saw this and wanted to give it a shot. Anya is a Russian girl who lives in the US. She is a bit embarrassed by her family but loves them no less.

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Anya one day decides she is going to walk in the park and get away from school when she falls down a well.

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At first she’s scared and tries to call for help. Then she sees a skeleton when she lights a match. Then someone appears.

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The ghost appears friendly but Anya is not having it. She wants out of the hole and away from the skeleton and ghost.

Anya is very relatable. I liked her. She was funny and she wasn’t a stupid heroine. She even gives dirty looks to people who touches her food. Even if it’s a ghost.

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I mean who hasn’t given that look to someone.

Anya only has one friend at school. When she finds out that a piece of bone from Emily (ghost) skeleton is in her bag she is then followed by Emily. After Emily helps her with a test in school she decides to keep her around.They get pretty close until Emily starts to change and acting different. Anya then has to make a choice. Keep Emily around or get rid of her.

I did like this but my major upset was that the end seemed a little rushed and rather dull. I was hoping for a bit more of a creepy vibe but that never really happened. I also found in this book the dumbest character I’ve come across. Her name is Elizabeth.

Warning spoiler:

Elizabeth is the nice girl who is dating the hottest guy at school. Anya goes to a party with them. (She is also crushing on said hot guy.) Anya goes upstairs to find hot guy to see Elizabeth who is standing outside a door. When they strike up a conversation, Hot Guy comes out of bathroom that he is supposable in with Preston, only Anya saw Preston downstairs not that long ago. Giggles come out of bathroom that hot guy was in. He then hits on Anya right in front of girlfriend then tells girlfriend she need a better warning.

Yeah you read that right. Girlfriend was helping her boyfriend cheat on her. It’s only been happening for THREE years now. So I say again the dumbest character I’ve come across.

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Lumberjack by Jenika Snow

My edition: Kindle Unlimited
Pages: 64
Series:Real men #1
Rating: 2 stars
Synopsis:

He hasn’t been with a woman in five years.

She hasn’t been with a real man … until now.

VIVIAN

I’ve had enough of the crap that goes along with the living in the city. So, I packed for a weeklong vacation in the mountains. Isolation in a cabin for the next seven days sounds like a good way to regroup and get my life back in order. After getting lost while hiking, I stumble upon a cabin that has me questioning whether to ask for help, or if I should brave staying the night in the woods.

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I left everything behind years ago after the woman I was with betrayed me. Now I work as a lumberjack and live my life as a recluse. Being celibate for the last five years says a lot about my self-control, but I’m a man and have needs, and not giving into what I really want is hard as hell. But I can’t let myself get close to anyone, not even for a few hours. Getting close is how I got screwed over before.

As soon as I see Vivian, I know I have to have her. It’s been forever since I’ve had a woman. Because of a storm rolling in, she’ll have to stay with me overnight. We could do a lot of filthy things in that time. I pride myself on my control, but when it comes to Vivian, I don’t know if I can keep my hands to myself.

I know I can’t.

I have needs, and it’s clear Vivian’s in need of a real man to help her unwind. I can certainly help her in that department.

Review: This is my first book by this author. I have several more of her books on my TBR list that have been there for a while. I needed some smut and I wasn’t in the mood for an Alexa book so I thought I would try Snow since I heard a lot about her writing and thought it’s time to give this a try.

Problem #1: Very repetitive in this book. I get it!! He hasn’t been with a person who has a vagina in FIVE YEARS! What’s even worse is that it is repetitive in the blurb to. I like the book after the two started having sex because it didn’t mention the five years alone deal every again. Okay I think it mention it once afterward but I can’t remember.

Problem #2: Tease. The first half of this book is one giant tease. Just get to the sex already.

Problem #3: This was 64 pages long. It felt like more than a 100.

I’m going to give this author another chance because let’s face it this is a smut and a novella so I really can’t get a full grip of her in just this one small ass book. But if the next book is like this I’m out.