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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

October 2017: Books, Life, and Reviews

Holy Batman October is over! Where did it go? This is the time of the year where I might have bitten off more than I could chew. I'm a scout mom, and I like to help wherever I can. This year we started off a bit rocky with our Super Scout Mom, being sick. It made us all realize how much we rely on her superpowers, and also that we also have our own superpowers. She is better now, and we are rocking it like chickens with their heads cut off. Fall is our busy months. 

With as busy as I have been I was able to knock out 3 books and 2 novellas! I was hoping it would be more, but lately, I been passing out on books.  So without further ado here my top three reads of October!

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BLOCKED by L.P. Dover

Author: L.P. Dover
Genre: Romantic Suspense

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He’s got every reason to be cocky . . . until a female cuts him down to size.

I’m Dallas Easton, the best goaltender in the league. I make a damn good living playing hockey, and with women falling at my feet wherever I go, why not enjoy it? I get whatever I want, whenever I want—that is, until I come across the one player who gets the best of me on the ice.

When I try to pummel the dude, all hell breaks loose. Imagine my surprise when the helmet comes off to reveal a woman underneath. And not just any woman, but the sexiest woman I’ve ever seen. Callie Davis is the complete opposite of the puck bunnies I usually go for, a good girl with sick moves and a selfless streak a mile wide. I need to make amends, but she dodges me at every turn. It doesn’t help that Callie’s brother hates my guts, or that my agent thinks she’s bad for my career.

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About the Author 

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author, L.P. Dover, is a southern belle residing in North Carolina along with her husband and two beautiful girls. Before she even began her literary journey she worked in Periodontics enjoying the wonderment of dental surgeries. 

Not only does she love to write, but she loves to play tennis, go on mountain hikes, white water rafting, and you can't forget the passion for singing. Her two number one fans expect a concert each and every night before bedtime and those songs usually consist of Christmas carols. 

Aside from being a wife and mother, L.P. Dover has written countless novels including her Forever Fae series, the Second Chances series, the Gloves Off series, the Armed and Dangerous series, the Royal Shifters series, and her standalone novel, Love, Lies, and Deception. Her favorite genre to read is romantic suspense and she also loves writing it. However, if she had to choose a setting to live in it would have to be with her faeries in the Land of the Fae. 

L.P. Dover is represented by Marisa Corvisiero of Corvisiero Literary Agency.
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Twitter: @LPDover

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The Quiche and the Dead by Kirsten Weiss

The Quiche and the Dead
Series: A Pie Town Mystery
Author: Kirsten Weiss
Genre: Cozy Mystery

Is Val's breakfast pie the quiche of death?

Owning her own business seemed like pie in the sky to Valentine Harris when she moved to the coastal California town of San Nicholas, expecting to start a new life with her fiancΓ©. Five months—and a broken engagement—later, at least her dream of opening a pie shop has become a reality. But when one of her regulars keels over at the counter while eating a quiche, Val feels like she's living a nightmare.

After the police determine the customer was poisoned, business at Pie Town drops faster than a fallen crust. Convinced they’re both suspects, Val's flaky, seventy-something pie crust maker Charlene drags her boss into some amateur sleuthing. At first Val dismisses Charlene’s half-baked hypotheses, but before long the ladies uncover some shady dealings hidden in fog-bound San Nicholas. Now Val must expose the truth—before a crummy killer tries to shut her pie hole.

About the Author

Kirsten Weiss worked overseas for nearly fourteen years, in the fringes of the former USSR and in South-east Asia. Her experiences abroad sparked an interest in the effects of mysticism and mythology, and how both are woven into our daily lives.

Now based in San Mateo, CA, she writes genre-blending steampunk suspense, urban fantasy, and mystery, blending her experiences and imagination to create a vivid world of magic and mayhem.

Kirsten has never met a dessert she didn’t like, and her guilty pleasures are watching Ghost Whisperer re-runs and drinking red wine. Sign up for her newsletter to get free updates on her latest work at

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The Ghost Files Vol. 5 by Apryl Baker

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Series: Ghost Files
Author: Apryl Baker
Genre: Horror


Mattie Hathaway has survived everything from insane ghosts to her own mother trying to murder her.
But now she's faced with a choice that will cost her everything…no matter what she decides. To save a child, she must defeat the Fallen Angel Deleriel. To do that, she has to embrace every part of her—Reaper, Demon, and another part she has to discover before it's too late. Add in the choice between Dan and Eli, and it's more than any seventeen-year-old girl should have to deal with. But which boy will she barter her soul to save? There are no good choices for Mattie Louise Hathaway in the series finale of The Ghost Files. Only choices that she'll have to live with. But will they be the right ones? 

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About the Author

From USA Today Bestselling Author Apryl Baker... So who am I? Well, I'm the crazy girl with an imagination that never shuts up. I LOVE scary movies. My friend Chazz laughs at me when I scare myself watching them and tells me to stop watching them, but who doesn't love to get scared? I grew up in a small town nestled in the southern mountains of West Virginia where I spent days roaming around in the woods, climbing trees, and causing general mayhem. Nights I would stay up reading Nancy Drew by flashlight under the covers until my parents yelled at me to go to sleep. Growing up in a small town, I learned a lot of values and morals, I also learned parents have spies everywhere and there's always someone to tell your mama you were seen kissing a particular boy on a particular day just a little too long. So when you get grounded, what is there left to do? Read! My Aunt Jo gave me my first real romance novel. It was a romance titled "Lord Margrave's Deception." I remember it fondly. But I also learned I had a deep and abiding love of mysteries and anything paranormal. As I grew up, I started to write just that and would entertain my friends with stories featuring them as main characters. Now, I live Huntersville, NC where I entertain my niece and nephew and watch the cats get teased by the birds and laugh myself silly when they swoop down and then dive back up just out of reach. The cats start yelling something I love books, I love writing books, and I love entertaining people with my silly stories. 
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Friday, October 27, 2017

(Reviewed) The Winged & The Wicked By T.V. Hahn & Kristie Cook

By T.V. Hahn & Kristie Cook
Genre: Contemporary Fantasy
Cover Design: Regina Wamba,

Welcome to Havenwood Falls, a small town in the majestic mountains of Colorado. A town where legacies began centuries ago, bloodlines run deep, and dark secrets abound. A town where nobody is what you think, where truths pose as lies, and where myths blend with reality. A place where everyone has a story. This is only but one…  

Teeny Weeny Tahini lives a simple life in Havenwood Falls. Using her faerie magic, she serves up psychic readings and healing potions in her town square salon. In her free time, she collects herbs in the woods while keeping her tiny forest friends out of trouble. But trouble is exactly what the seven wee folk find when they come upon a maimed snow-white owl . . . and a mummified body nearby.

The Rebound Project by Mia Silverton

The Rebound Project
Author: Mia Silverton
Genre: Contemporary romance

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Shatter Stars by Theresa Kay

Shattered Stars
Author: Theresa Kay
Series: Broken Skies, #3
Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Romance

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Freebie of the Day: October 24, 2017

The Ghosts of Idlewood by M.L. Bullock

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Carrie Jo Begins a New Renovation at Idlewood!
The Seven Sisters Spin-Off You've Been Waiting For!
When a team of historians takes on the task of restoring the Idlewood plantation to its former glory, they discover there's more to the moldering old home than meets the eye. The long-dead Ferguson children don't seem to know they're dead. A mysterious clock, a devilish fog and the Shadow Man add to the supernatural tension that begins to build in the house. Lead historian Carrie Jo Stuart and her assistant Rachel must use their special abilities to get to the bottom of the many mysteries that the house holds.

Detra Ann and Henri get a reality check, of the supernatural kind, and Deidre Jardine finally comes face to face with the past.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Review: Enclave

Enclave Enclave by Ann Aguirre
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed reading this book. I wasn't sure if I was really wanting to get into another dystopian book. Will be finishing off this series!

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Review: Linger

Linger Linger by Maggie Stiefvater
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Holy Moly! Talk about a roller coaster of emotions. It's now been 4 days since I have finished this book and I'm still in a funk with the rawness of emotions from these characters. It's been forever since a young adult fantasy novel has put me through such a journey. As soon as my emotions are back to normal. ( You know crying at stupid commercials again) I will be heading Back to check on Grace, Sam and the Rest of the players of Mercy Falls.

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