Read it, Write it Wednesday

You’re beautiful and kind and very smart. But best of all, you’re mine. Do you remember the stories your Grandma used to tell you every night about cursed beasts, village beauties, girls in red capes and wolves in disguises? Well, maybe, just maybe... they actually do happen. Maybe, beasts do exist. They do. I would know. I am bound to one. Whom, you may ask? Well, I am mated to the Alpha King. How? You will see. You will live through it with me. I am Theia Anderson. I am just like any one of you, human, alive, and breathing. But unlike any one of you, I've stumbled upon a world that until yesterday... I couldn't even fathom into existence. This is my story.

Read it, Write it Wednesday

Dina DeMille may run the nicest Bed and Breakfast in Red Deer, Texas, but she caters to very particular kind of guest… the kind that no one on Earth is supposed to know about. Guests like a former intergalactic tyrant with an impressive bounty on her head, the Lord Marshal of a powerful vampire clan, and a displaced-and-superhot werewolf; so don’t stand too close, or you may be collateral damage. But what passes for Dina’s normal life is about to be thrown into chaos. First, she must rescue her long-distant older sister, Maud, who’s been exiled with her family to a planet that functions as the most lawless penal colony since Botany Bay. Then she agrees to help a guest whose last chance at saving his civilization could bring death and disaster to all Dina holds dear. Now Gertrude Hunt is under siege by a clan of assassins. To keep her guests safe and to find her missing parents, Dina will risk everything, even if she has and may have to pay the ultimate price. Though Sean may have something to say about that.

The Academy: Friends vs Family (Year One, Book 3 of the Ghost Bird Series) by C. L. Stone [Book Review]

“Just say thank you,” he said calmly. I sighed. “Thank you, Victor,” I said in a small voice. He did a half smile, tucked his phone into his pocket, signed the slip and put his card back into his wallet. “You’re getting the hang of it.” I had two pink bags dangling off my arm when we left the store. Gabriel and Nathan were waiting just outside the doors. They had their heads tucked close to each other as they talked. When they spotted Victor and me, the conversation ceased suspiciously. I half worried for a moment if there was some Academy business that was about to call them off.

The Academy: First Days (Year One, Book 2 of the Ghost Bird Series) by C. L. Stone [Book and Audiobook Review]

Sang Sorenson used to be the invisible girl in class. As a new student to Ashley Waters High School, Sang hopes that her new friends will be the change she’s been craving and will make fitting in a breeze. But Academy students aren’t there to take it easy. The high school is overcrowded and rife … Continue reading The Academy: First Days (Year One, Book 2 of the Ghost Bird Series) by C. L. Stone [Book and Audiobook Review]

The Academy: Introductions (Year One, Book 1 of the Ghost Bird Series) by C. L. Stone [Book and Audiobook Review]

“Come on...” Victor urged under his breath, his hands twisting at the wheel. Silas and Kota both appeared at the doors and stepped out. They tried to look casual but they were walking double time and went right for the car. Silas climbed in back with me and Kota took the front seat. I turned, putting my knees in the seat and facing backward to look out the rear window, watching for any sign of Greg or his friends. “Are they out there?” Victor asked. “I don’t see them,” I said. “I think we lost them,” Kota said, sounding breathless, leaning against the seat. “Sang, I think we're safe. You can sit,” Silas said. His finger jabbed me in my side. Unfortunately it was the side that was bruised and I wasn’t expecting it. I winced and cried out an ouch before I could catch myself. Silas’s eyes widened. His large hand pushed me back up against the seat. He lifted my blouse away from the top of my skirt. Cool air caressed the bruise and I shivered. “Where did that come from?” he demanded. “I...” He let go of me, turning his body to face the door. His hand clutched the handle. “Turn the car around.” “Silas,” Kota started. His fists clenched and he spoke through his teeth. “I said turn it around.”

Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, book 1) by Marissa Meyer [book review]

“And before that, you don’t remember anything?” “Nothing. What does this have to do with—” “But your adoptive parents? Surely they must have told you something about your childhood? Your background?” Her right palm began to sweat. “My stepfather died not long after the accident, and Adri doesn’t like to talk about it, if she even knows anything. Adopting me wasn’t exactly her idea.” “Do you know anything about your biological parents?” Cinder shook her head. “Just their names, birth dates… whatever was in my files.”

Swan Lake (A Timeless Fairytale, book 7) by K. M. Shea [Book Review]

“I cannot believe her!” Yakov stormed. Alexsei yawned and listened while he flipped through a book. Three days later, and Yakov was still sore about getting tossed into the lake. “When you act like this, I can understand with complete clarity why she did such a thing,” Benno said. She didn’t look up from the handkerchief she was embroidering. “In fact, I think it is a credit to her spirit.” “You would.” Yakov sat down next to Alexsei on the settee. “I wouldn’t be so mad if she would give one indication of how she feels about me.” Alexsei turned a page in his book. “I believe the lady in question has made it perfectly clear how she feels about you.” He wasn’t able to keep all the glee out of his voice, so Benno gazed at him with a quirked eyebrow. Yakov was used to getting whatever girl he wanted. But Odette is…special. Yakov, however, missed it entirely. “Yes, but that can’t be how she really feels.” Alexsei’s mirth left. “Why not?” “Because, because…” Yakov frowned as he thought. “All females are your deepest admirers?” Benno asked. Yakov beamed. “Exactly!” “If you take a step over here, I will stab you through with my needle,” Benno said.

The only Pirate at the Party by Lindsey Sterling and Brooke S. Passey (Audiobook Review)

Greetings Readers, *This weekend was AMAZING!! As I told you in my last blog, I went to the Lindsey Sterling's Brave Enough Tour with some friends in Memphis. Let me just tell you that if you EVER get the chance to see her live, then you should go and be prepared to be........well, amazed!! Ha, … Continue reading The only Pirate at the Party by Lindsey Sterling and Brooke S. Passey (Audiobook Review)

(Un)Wise: Judgement of the Six by Melissa Haag (Audio and Book Review)

The dreams start, and Bethi’s very normal life goes down the toilet. She soon realizes the dreams are actually memories from past lives… and not just hers. She sees the lives of other women like her. The recalled memories follow the same terrifying pattern: Dog-men chase her, and she sees her eventual tormented death. Learning … Continue reading (Un)Wise: Judgement of the Six by Melissa Haag (Audio and Book Review)