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Friday, August 10, 2018

Trailer Review- The Scented Bones by Angelina Kerner



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"Every family in the book has a family tattoo. Tarotia family is the main family that will appear in every book. The necklace is of the tattoo - two snakes wrapped around a T! Thank you for being part of the book trailer reveal for The Scented Bones!" - Angelina Kerner

Wednesday, August 8, 2018


Hows YOUR 2018 reading challenge going?

A book made into a movie you’ve already seen
True Crime 

The World of Lore: Wicked Mortals

Next book in a series you started 

Into the Thinnest of Air 

A book with a heist

The Lost Plot 

Nordic Noir
A novel based on a real person

A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo

A book set in another country

Night Fall 

A book with a time of Day in the title  Twilight Desires by Amanda Ashley
A book about a villain 

You Can't Spell America Without Me: The Really Tremendous Inside Story of My Fantastic First Year as President Donald J. Trump

A book about Death

Dark in Death 

A book by a female author with a male POV 

The Merry Spinster: Tales of Everyday Horror

A book with a mc LGBTQ+

The Summer Children 

A book that is also a stage play or musical 

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

A book by a POC
A book about feminism 

Red Clocks

A book about mental health

The Ghost Notebooks

A book that was borrowed or given to you

The Book of Mormon Girl: Stories from an American Faith

A book by two authors

Good Morning, Superman! 

A book about a sport
A book by a local author
A book with a color in the title

Reincarnation Blues

A book set on a different planet
A book about Halloween
A book with a song lyric in the title
A book about twins
A book mentioned in another book
A book by a celebrity

Thanks for the Money: How to Use My Life Story to Become the Best Joel McHale You Can Be

A childhood classic you’ve never read
A book published in 2018 The Broken Girls by Simone St James
A Goodread’s Choice Award Winner
A book set in 1980’s 

The Elementals

A book from your 2017 TBR The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell
A book with an ugly cover 


A cyberpunk book

Monday, August 6, 2018

ARC ReviewTwilight Desires (Morgan Creek #3) by Amanda Ashley

sofia Ravenwood was once fascinated by vampires—their seductive power, their inhuman strength, their dark desires. Then one of them attacked her family, and she threw out her goth attire and vowed to keep clear of her enemies. Until she heard about Ethan Parrish: a sweet, sizzling-hot former college football player, turned into a vampire against his will.
Wandering the deserted streets of Morgan Creek, Wyoming, Ethan’s sure he'll be alone forever—a monster like him deserves nothing else. Then beautiful, complicated Sofia agrees to meet him, fangs and all. The need she ignites in him is more than just the pulse of her blood or the scent of her skin. But he's not the only bloodsucker desperate to make her his own

I have a nostalgic love for Amanda Ashley books. They are some of the first vampire romances I ever read. Hidden away in a dusty used bookstore, back in the corner where the romance section lived. There was a tiny section that held paranormal romances and I bought and ate all of them up.

I loved her historical romances full of food descriptions, innocent virgins and broody wealthy vampires.

But I was 16, with no life experience. It's harder for me to read these books now. I still enjoyed most of this, it had a lot of the elements I love about her books, plus her voice really is amazing. No one writes quite like her.

What I now have a hard time with is the broody moody vampire who changes with the love of a beautiful, fresh-faced, innocent girl- who is almost always a virgin.

Sofia was the most annoying character and I had a hard time reading anything from her third person POV. She's indecisive, weak-willed and not interesting.

This book is filled with lame stereotypes about goth people, a 19-year-old girl getting into bars and being served liquor and enough coincidences to prove the author didn't want to think out her plot, just have everything fall nicely into the character's laps.

If you, like me, grew up reading these kinds of vampire romance novels then this might be a light, easy, quick read to remind you how it felt to first fall in love with vampires. If you're new to the genre back away...slowly.