Monday, September 16, 2019

Happy Raturday!


All of todays pictures are mine of rats that I've had over the years that I used to make meme's with.  Scribbles never paid any attention to Falcor.


Lucky sat between me and Ken and got a few bites of my pizza. 


Flower had just had a small bite of pumpkin pie with whip cream and a little got on her chin. lol

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Apartment Life #98


My brother is in town this week and it was peacefully quiet. Not a cop car, police helicopter or neighbor fight went on this week. I'm actually surprised. lol 

Since nothing worth noting happened on my street this week, I thought I would share some pictures of what happened while my brother was in town this week. I haven't seen my brother for almost a year so it was good to see him and his girlfriend. 


My brother met his 8 year old daughter for the very first time. It's a complicated story but it has a happy ending and that's all that matters at this point. He was really happy to meet her and they had a nice visit. 


My brother's girlfriend went wedding dress shopping. I love this dress and she looks great in it so I wanted to share. How pretty is that picture? 


Oh and the Goodyear Blimp flew right over my apartment complex. So that was kinda cool. 


I'm glad I got to see my brother for a few days, it was a nice visit. I'm back and will be making the blog visit rounds today. I hope you all had a good week. 

Friday, September 13, 2019

Freebie Friday!




Welcome to another edition of Freebie Friday, where I tell you what free samples and full sized products I received in the mail and how you can get them too. Someone asked me why I do a "Freebie Friday" each week, so I'll tell you.

A while back I listed all the free samples and wins that I had received that previous year and so many people didn't believe that I could have gotten so many free things. So I decided to prove it by taking a picture every week and sharing the sites that I found the links to the freebies at. So now you too can get great free samples coming to your mailbox each week.

  You can find links to great samples at Hey It's Free and Freebie Shark.

This week I received...

I won 2 more ebooks from the Amazon Giveaways this week.
I also won a led color changing lightbulb form the Amazon giveaways.

Again it was a slow freebie week. Maybe I'll get a few samples next week.

Did you receive any freebies this week?

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

My brother and his new girlfriend will be in town for a week so I will most likely be scare for the next few days. I'll catch up on blog posts and replying back to comments when I have more time next week. I have a few posts scheduled but not for everyday. Have a good week!

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Review: The Seventh Sister by Sue-Ellen Welfonder


Book Description

The Celtic heart is always drawn home...

Down-on-her-luck American artist Maggie Gleason returns to Ireland, hoping to put old hurts behind her. Instead, revisiting the fishing village that enchanted her years before only reopens wounds - until the unexpected appearance of roguish pub owner Conall Flanagan proves that the Ancient Isle is a magical place where anything can happen and true love always stands the test of time.

"Welfonder writes a fabulous mix of magic and romance." ~ Fresh Fiction 

Stand-Alone Read ... HEA ... No Cliffhangers

The Seventh Sister is a short story and originally appeared in the Mammoth Book of Irish Romance.


My Review

Maggie is an artist who visits Ireland and finds herself with Conall at a stone circle called The Seven Sisters. He explains why there are only six stones and they spend some time together but end up parting ways and not speaking to each other again. Years later they are both heading back towards each other without either of them knowing it. They both had plans for their future and had to part ways but they thought about each other so Maggie visits Ireland again and finds Conall and realizes that he's missed her too. 

This was a short, sweet romance. I love a good novella when I am short on time.

I give this book 4 out of 5 stars. 

Monday, September 09, 2019

Happy Raturday!

*Picture courtesy of martymousehouse.com*


*Picture courtesy of martymousehouse.com*



*Picture courtesy of martymousehouse.com*

Sunday, September 08, 2019

Apartment Life #97

This is a new weekly blog post that I'm calling Apartment Hell  Life. I've mentioned a few times some of the crazy things that go on in and around my apartment complex in the past 20 years that we've lived here and people keep telling me I should write a book. But instead of a book, I've decided to share the crazy things that have happened in and around my apartment complex in the last 20 years here in a weekly blog post.

My neighbors across from me were arguing on Friday while I was outside with the dog and I didn't have my camera with me! I look over my shoulder and she's completely naked and walking across the rocks while putting her robe on and he's at his door completely naked. At least he put some pants on before walking to the neighbors apartment *not that he needed to cover much* One of these days I'll have my camera ready when these idiots come out arguing naked. lol 

The police came a little while later but not for that apartment, they went across the street but weren't there for long and then left. 

So that's it for this week's Apartment Hell  Life! Be sure to come back next week for more.

Saturday, September 07, 2019

Review: Drakon Unchained by N.J. Walters


Book Description

Victoria Marshall is living a lie. She works for a member of the Knights of the Dragon, a secret society that traps and uses dragons for their own gain. As a child, she made an unlikely friend—a drakon. He went missing, and she’s spent the past twenty years searching for him. The only thing distracting her from her mission is Luther Henderson, her boss’s new head of security.

Luther is also living a lie. One, if discovered, could lead to a fate worse than death. He’s attracted to Victoria, but can’t fully trust her, doesn’t know if she’s truly innocent or a true member of the Knights. It’s not only his life at stake, but those of the people he loves.

As they’re thrust deeper into the dangerous dealings of the Knights, they each have to share their secrets in order to survive.


My Review

Victoria met a Drakon when she was a child and has visions but no one believed her. She's been looking for him her entire life because she has visions when she dreams and knows that he's being held captive somewhere. She took a job with some scary people because she knows that they can lead her to Sergei so she can help him escape somehow. 

Luther has his own reasons for working for Temple, he's also looking for Sergei but for personal reasons and doesn't know what to think of Victoria other than to know that he's very much attracted to her but he just doesn't have time for a relationship at this time. 

Watching these two characters get to know one another, get closer and trust each other with their secrets was so much fun. 

Temple needs to find someone with a Drakon because the one that he had got loose and now he's aging again. So he reaches out to another guy that he knows has been keeping a Drakon captive for a long time and they meet for a meeting. Both Victoria and Luther have to trust each other if they are going to free Sergei but Luther is keeping a few secrets that could make things interesting. 

Drakon's are the offspring of dragons and humans. Dragons came to Earth around four thousand years ago and had offspring with human women. The offspring are called Drakon's. They can shift into dragons, fly, are stronger than humans, live a very long time and if a human ingests their blood, they live longer and it cures any ailments they have. So there are bad humans that capture and hold captive these Drakon's so they can use them for their blood. 

I've been really enjoying this series so far and plan on reading more as they are released. And I loved that some of the other Drakon's from previous books make an appearance in this one. It's always nice to catch up with familiar characters. This book is filled with suspense, action, romance and dragons (drakon's). It was great. 

I give this book 5 out of 5 stars. 

Disclosure: I was given an ARC of this book via NetGalley but all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Friday, September 06, 2019

Freebie Friday!



Welcome to another edition of Freebie Friday, where I tell you what free samples and full sized products I received in the mail and how you can get them too. Someone asked me why I do a "Freebie Friday" each week, so I'll tell you.

A while back I listed all the free samples and wins that I had received that previous year and so many people didn't believe that I could have gotten so many free things. So I decided to prove it by taking a picture every week and sharing the sites that I found the links to the freebies at. So now you too can get great free samples coming to your mailbox each week.

  You can find links to great samples at Hey It's Free and Freebie Shark.

I didn't receive any free samples this week but I did win two books from the Amazon Giveaways.

Thursday, September 05, 2019

Review: Predator's Kiss by Rosanna Leo


Book Description

Rosanna Leo weaves a fun, exhilarating tale in Book 1 of her new Gemini Island Shifters series. Thrills, suspense, and humor abound when a rock star brother, stalkers, and a sexy erotica author descend on one ornery bear shifter. Find out for yourself what happens when events conspire to awaken the bear!

Bear shifter Ryland Snow just wants peace. The peace and quiet afforded him at his woodsy retreat, the Ursa Fishing Lodge. As owner of the lodge, Ryland enjoys the tranquil life he’s created among his fellow shifters. He lives to maintain a safe haven for them, away from meddlesome human eyes.

When his rock star brother arrives, bringing trouble in the form of a possible hit man, Ryland is incensed. He’s been cleaning up Soren’s messes as long as he can remember, and is tired of his brother’s lecherous exploits.

Things go from bad to worse when Lia Goodblood stumbles upon Ryland and his lodge. Yes, the reclusive erotica author is easy on the eyes, but the human woman is more trouble than she’s worth. To say nothing of her bizarre fear of furry creatures.

Ryland determines to rid himself of her presence. But when he learns she’s on the run from a crazed fan, Ryland’s protective bear instincts flare. And the bear won’t be denied.

Content Notes: Paranormal, Shifters, Contemporary, Spicy.


My Review

Young shifters go to Gemini Island to learn how to shift fast if the need arises so they can get out of danger. Ryland opened Gemini Island to families in the Summer and he stayed there year round. Ryland liked the peacefullness of the island. His brother, Soren was a famous musician and would be coming to the island for a visit. They weren't as close as they had been when they were younger but they were still brother's and that's what mattered. But Soren only showed up to hide out from the husband of a woman he had an affair with. The husband was connected and put a hit out on Soren so now he needs a place to lay low for a while. Ryland is not happy about this at all. 

But just as the brother's are about to fight it out in their bear forms, they both hear a human woman running their way. Lia is scared out of her mind, running from someone that she thinks is after her. She runs through the woods and stops right in front of two huge bears, Ryland and Soren in their bear forms. Lia is crazy afraid of any animals and flips the heck out so they shift back to human which really doesn't help matters any. I'm not sure what this chick was more scared of, the bears or the fact they shifted into humans right in front of her. 

Lia is an erotica author and on the run from a fan who's been stalking her. She ended up on Gemini Island and now Ryland is feeling all kinds of possessive of her. She's not completely sure of what she just saw but the brother's let her know that she's not in any danger from their bear halves. While Soren is hiding from a pissed off husband and Lia is hiding from a crazed fan, Ryland and Lia have time to get to know one another and act on the attraction they feel for each other. 

There's a twist in this story that I never saw coming but I really liked how this ended and how fun this book was. The banter between all of them was just fun and I look forward to reading Soren's book soon too. 

I give this book 5 out of 5 stars.