Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Favorite Picture of the Week

Falcor sleeps in some of the funniest positions. 

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Review: Bamoer Cubic Zirconia White Gold Plated Flower Design Round 9MM Stud Ball Earrings

Product Description

Earrings Size: Cubic Zirconia Diameter 9.3 MM
Material: Rose Gold Plated Or White Gold Plated + AAA Round Cut Clear Cubic Zirconia.

Shining In Every Turn, Suitable For Any Clothes And Occasion, An Exquisite Beauty Which Will Adorn You To Be More Amazing.

My Review

I wasn't expecting these to be as pretty as they turned out to be. I wasn't expecting the really nice gift box they came in either. They turned out to be both pretty and fashionable because these will go with just about anything I wear. 

These are push back earrings made for pierced ears, they are just the right size in my opinion as you can see them but they aren't so big that they look gaudy. Because they come with a gift box, they would also make a great gift. If you'd like to buy these earrings for yourself, you can find them here

Disclosure: I was given this product for free in exchange for an honest review. 

Monday, November 23, 2015

Happy Raturday!

*Picture courtesy of Alana Patricia Caldwell*

"Suspicious rat, is suspicious."

*Picture courtesy of Alana Patricia Caldwell*

"Why don't you sit on your plate when you eat dinner, it's comfy." 

*Picture courtesy of Mary Kirkland *me**

"I think I'll just lay here a while." 

*Picture courtesy of Alana Patricia Caldwell*

"I wasn't dancing. I most certainly wasn't dancing."

*Picture courtesy of Alana Patricia Caldwell*

"I think I heard Santa Claus on the roof."

*Picture courtesy of Alana Patricia Caldwell*

"You're a soft pillow."

*Picture courtesy of Alana Patricia Caldwell*

"I think I need a blanket."

*Picture courtesy of @rosemariehierma on Twitter*

"I has a grape!"

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Walking The Dog

Next to my apartment complex is the Bonanza Trail. It was just finished about 4 years ago. The Bonanza Trail is a six-mile trail that runs along Summerlin Parkway and U.S. 95. And I like that there's this walkway to walk the dog that isn't far away. 

That large wall you see is a sound wall to keep the noise from the I95 freeway from disturbing the neighbors that live right next to it. I can tell you right now that it really doesn't block out much. Before they put the wall up a few years ago, the only thing separating the freeway from us on this side was a metal fence. It's a very tall wall though.

There are signs along the trail like this little green one that say, Bonanza Trail so you know this is the trail if you are walking or biking it. But as you can see the apartment complex is right next to the trail, sound wall and freeway. 

If you aren't used to the desert landscaping, you might be asking why are there rocks where the grass should be. Well that's because we have a water shortage here in the desert and most people here don't have grass. Most places where you would see grass in other parts of the US, you see rocks or sand here. It's called desert landscaping and it's used to help conserve water. 

As you can see we do have some big Pine tree's in my courtyard. But they don't require much water and I like them because I can find pine cones on the ground this time of year if I want some for crafts. 

But these green metal tree's were installed to beautify the Bonanza Trail. There are quite a few of them just within walking distance from my apartment. Frankly I think they are kinda strange.

I don't even know what the hell this one is supposed to be. But people already tagged it with some spray paint. 

Falcor likes going for a walk over here though. 

There's always something for him to look at because there was so many apartments down the street and people are always out. And as you can see, I'm getting out a little bit more. I still suffer from Agoraphobia and don't go out much but I do take Falcor for a walk over here and he likes it. 

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Favorite Video of the Week

So last week I shared one of the videos I've been listening to and it was a little sexy happy for the ladies. Well, here's a little sexy video for the guys.

Friday, November 20, 2015

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 samples like these at Hey It's Free and Freebie Shark.
Did you know you can sign up at Tomoson and get free products too. You can also sign up at these sites and get products at a great discount. No Kidding CouponsAMZ Review Trader, and Elite Deal Club.

This week I received:

A box of 6 Fancy Feast cat foods from Klout.

I don't have a cat but my neighbor does and she's on a fixed income so I gave them to her and she was very grateful for them.

I was given a free product or sample because I'm a Klout Influenster. I am under no obligation to receive the sample or talk about this company. I get no additional benefits for talking about the product or company. 

Thursday, November 19, 2015

I'm A Guest Reviewer at I Smell Sheep!

Today I am a guest reviewer over at I Smell Sheep! I reviewed the book pictured. I'd love for you all to stop by I Smell Sheep and read my review. 

Here's the book blurb...

Kindise Wyatt escapes her Star Rider captor and returns to Earth. With the help of a sexy Old World Mole and his mysterious friend, she's determined to uncover the whereabouts of her lover. Instead, she finds nothing but betrayal and her captor in pursuit.

On the lam after betraying his evil ruler, ex-Dirt Dweller and drifter Jaden Valenti confirms his name is on a hit list. Finding what he believes will be safety amongst the Airbornes, he recreates himself and hides his past until trouble walks back into his life in
the name of Kindise Wyatt, the woman he was ordered to assassinate and didn't.

Due to the obsessions of a Fae woman Sori gave up his hard-earned royal title and left his homeland of Elfame. Love is the furthest thing from his mind until he is sent in Jaden's place to pick-up some cargo...human cargo in the form Kindise Wyatt. He feels the Fae magnetism of his soulmate in her. Problem is; she's in love with someone else.

Will Jaden fulfill his orders to kill Kindise and get his name removed from the list, or will his secret be exposed and betray the friendship he has with Sori? Does Sori help Kindise find her lover, or will a love between them have a chance to flourish before a fatal attraction and a determined captor rip their love asunder? Will Kindise find true love or will betrayals at every turn crush the fight out of her? Can she find her inner strengths to keep fighting and lead The Freedom Fighters to defeat the Dirt Dweller elites, once and for all?

Review: Solsti Prophecy Box Set by Sharon Kay

Book Description

4 full length novels: Wicked Wind, Wicked Waves, Wicked Flames, On Wicked Ground 
1 novella: Kissed By A Demon Spy 
1 exclusive short story: Don't Count Your Demons 

Family. Sacrifice. Desire. Destiny. 

Lethal, jaded, and efficient, four Watcher warriors encounter four sisters who walk straight out of a myth and into their hearts. The Solsti, supposedly legendary females who each control an element, are very much alive. 

Quickly immersed in kidnappings, killings, and vengeance—not to mention soul-binding sex—each couple’s path brings them to locations and emotions far beyond anything they could have imagined. With their lives on the line, each sister learns to trust her ability as well as the male who has captured her heart. 

Within each Watcher a fierce need is awakened: to protect what belongs to him. To protect the sexy mates they never anticipated they’d find and now cannot live without. The sisters complete their warriors’ battle-hardened lives in ways both unforeseen and completely perfect, and together they rain hellfire to annihilate their tenacious enemies. 

Solsti and Watchers. Together they are invincible. 

Four novels of danger and white hot passion complete the Solsti Prophecy series. Read on for a novella and EXCLUSIVE short story involving key characters who help bring the legend into vivid reality. 

*The short story, Don’t Count Your Demons, will ONLY be available in this box set! * 

My Review

On Wicked Ground
Alina, who was found in a cave and raised by a vampire wants nothing more than to know why she was abandoned and left in a cave. She wants to find her family but when she decides to use magic and scry for them she unwittingly puts herself and them in danger. Things turn very interesting when she meets Caine, gets hurt and he brings her to a healer. Caine helps her come to terms with finding out who she is, who her sisters are and getting control over her powers all the while getting ready for a fight with a big bad.

Kissed By A Demon Spy
Garnet and her son Dashiel have been slaves for many years but she and her son escape after the leader keeping her prisoner dies and that's when she meets Aden. Garnet is looking for work, a place to stay and keep her son safe and Aden is looking for a cook. So it was no surprise when she took the job as cook and she and Aden start to get closer. Seeing how there are snake headed demons called vipers and they seem to cause a lot of trouble, it's no wonder that Aden goes on patrol to keep his Inn and the people inside it, safe. This is a novella but it's a full story and one I recommend reading if you like this series.

Wicked Flames
Gin Bonham isn't as accepting of her magical gifts as her sisters seem to be, mostly because she's scared of it. If I had the gift of being able to control fire, I might be afraid of burning a house down or setting someone on fire too. She knows about the Lash Demons and how her sisters are finding their mates with them but she really wants no part of it all. She doesn't realize that even though she wants to stay out of the drama, the drama is coming to her. Mathias is sent to try and convince Gin to help her sisters fight the big bad that they've been told is coming but she isn't ready to until trouble follows her and she has no choice.

Wicked Waves
Brooke and her sisters have recently learned that they are the solsti sisters and she is trying to learn how to control her power over water. The Lash Demons, including Kai are trying to help her and her sisters learn how to control their powers so they can fight the big bad that's coming. There's just one big problem and his name is Kai. Brooke and Kai really dislike each other or at least they start out that way and I think that really makes for an interesting story. The sarcasm, quips and looks they give each other made me laugh and of course when dislike turns to lust, well that's always fun too.

Wicked Wind
Nicole and her two sisters think they are human's with special abilities but they find out quickly they are much more than that when a Lash Demon *Gunnar* spots them using their gifts to help someone and helps them find out who they really are. Gunnar follows the sisters to find out more about them and even follows Nicole into a club and starts dancing with her. Hard to keep your wits about you when all you want to do is get the girl in bed but he has to stay close so he can find out more about her. This is a great start to an interesting series.

Don't Count Your Demons by Sharon Kay *Short Story*
Arcanie the ruler of Tarsa is sick and she's been trying everything to get rid of the illness that's taken hold of her body. Zinaya would be the next ruler of Tarsa if her mother's illness wasn't cured soon. But the rules state that in order for the next female member of the ruling family to become ruler, they had to be mated and Zinaya wasn't and had no plans on being mated any time soon. This wouldn't be such a problem is Zinaya's cousin, Nera could be counted on to be a good ruler but she and her mate would not make good rulers. In fact, if Nera becomes the ruler, they are afraid what would happen to Tarsa under her rule. But there is always one other choice and this one is called the mate run. If Zinaya can outrun the male warriors during the mate run then she could rule alone and if not, she would take the strongest male as her mate and rule Tarsa upon Arcanie's passing.

Zinaya was fine not taking a mate until she met D'Mari. The tall, muscled male was strong, smart and in her words, yummy. All seems to be going great until he is called out on a mission. Things go from bad to worst at that point and people die. There's something really fishy going on with Nera but they need more proof that she's behind the back stabbing before they can do something about it.

This book is well written and I felt engaged as a reader the entire time I was reading. I found myself completely caught up in this story and wondering what might happen next. There were several things going on at once in this book and I was convinced that the outcome would be bad for one or more of the characters. It kept me guessing and I like that.

I've read all the books in this series and even though this was a short story, it's packed and I do mean packed with action, sex, drama and such a great love story. 

If you get a chance to read any or all of these books, I'd jump on that because these books are really good. 

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Favorite Picture of the Week

Falcor and I were playing tug of war and I took a couple of pictures at the same time. This one cracked me up because the dog looks demented. LOL He sure has fun playing though. He even brings the toys to us and will poke us with his nose until we play. 

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Review: Naughty, Nice and Paranormal: A Touch of Holiday Magic Box Set

Book Description

Deck your e-readers this holiday season with 15 sexy stories from today’s hottest paranormal romance authors. From the very naughtiest to the mmm-mmm nicest, we’ve got shifters—wolf, dragon, feline, and more!—elves, ghosts, even a Virginia Devil Monkey and a very sexy Santa. This box set of sparkling holiday tales from bestselling authors gives the best gift any lover of paranormal romance could want: a little sugar n’ spice with a whole lot of naughty n’ nice.

My Review

I really enjoy paranormal reads and I also like holiday reads so when the two are mixed together in a box set, there's really nothing bad I can say about it. 

Once Upon a Fiery Christmas by √Člianne Adams 

Chantelle and Sebastian have been flirting back and forth for some time but Sebastian doesn't want to give himself and his heart to Chantelle if she isn't his fated mate so he's kept a part of himself back. Chantelle plans to ask the elders to reveal who her mate is after the Holiday but can they wait is the real question. 

Chantelle wants to surprise Rhia with a Christmas Day party, complete with a tree, food and presents. But they don't have Christmas traditions where they are from so she's having to research it and guess at a few things. Rhia is human and misses home and was telling Chantelle about Christmas so now Chantelle wants to make the day special for her and Sebastian is helping. 

This was a really cute story and reading how people react to presents and tree's with ornaments on them when they aren't used to something like that was fun to read. 

Under His Skin by Kallysten 

Nathan is a powerful Mage and he and his sometimes lover Joshua both work for the Special Enforcer Agency. Nathan wants to give Joshua a special gift, his magic if just for a few hours. It was supposed to be a fun gift so that Joshua could see what's it's like to have magic for a while, something that he's wanted for a long time. But then they both get called into work and they have to work the case and keep a girl safe while in each others bodies. 

This one was kinda funny in that once they are in each others bodies and Joshua now needs help trying to do magic, Nathan is a little bossy about how to do it. I really liked the romance between these two but it really goes to show that there needs to be open communication between couples in a relationship so that things aren't misinterpreted. 

Wolf In Exile: Part 4.5 ~ Bound by Amber Ella Monroe

This story is a follow up story to the book, Wolf In Exile. Now while I haven't read that book, it in no way took away from this story at all. I really liked Thane and Kalena and it seems they have gone through some things before this book that I'm probably not aware of but I could tell that events were thrown in their way and even they weren't sure they would be able to make it through as a couple after the dust settled. 

Thane is a wolf shifter, he'd been in a fight, his wolf had died and only the man was left. The only choice left was to let one of the vampires turn him into one of them, Kalena gave her permission and their lives changed forever after that. But true love is strong and it shouldn't matter if he's a shifter or a vampire, right? 

This book pulled at my heart strings right from the very beginning. But as they say, when one door closes, another opens and that's exactly what happened in this story. 

Forgotten by Elle Thorne 

Anya Masenti is hired by the billionare Bryson Courtland but she doesn't want the job. She's a white tiger shifter with the nick name of Ice Princess and he's a leopard shifter with a daughter that needs protecting.

Anya was a bit of a mystery wrapped in a fragile blanket. While she was tough as nails on the outside she had something terrible happen to her when she was younger and while she missed the big deal of a huge Christmas celebration, she also had a reason for not celebrating the holiday. 

Pepper is Bryson's daughter and while she's a leopard shifter she's also something else and people want to take her away from her father because of what she is. 

This was my least favorite story from this box set. It started out really good but in the end left a few things unresolved and open ended. 

Christmas Wolf by J.K. Harper 

Ana Lyall is a member of the Black Mesa Wolf Pack, albeit the lowest ranked member as she's an omega. She fell for a human and broke it off with him about 4 months ago because they had no real future together. 

Mason Pearce is human and therefore not allowed to be with Ana because wolves are forbidden from being with humans. Not just looked down upon but humans are not allowed to know about shifters and if they find out, they have to be killed so the secret doesn't get out. So after months of sleeping with Mason, Ana breaks off their relationship and doesn't see him for a while...until she runs into him on the street.

Mason is so besotted with her that he won't let her go this time. He even gets himself invited to the Christmas party at her job. Ana doesn't want to give him up and her wolf doesn't want to give him up, so what is she to do. Sometimes secrets have a way to coming out at just the right time.

Festive & Seduced by Shelley Munro 

Camryn is human but her alien mate, Ry is not. He's an alien but they are very much in love and have two children together. But Camryn almost died giving birth to the twins and Ry has been keeping her at a distance ever since. He associated sex with having more kids and he doesn't want to chance her dying while giving birth. Of course it's driving Camryn crazy because she has no idea what's going on in his head. 

So in order to stay busy, Ry and some of his friends decide to try and recreate Christmas where they are. With a tree, ornaments and everything they learned about the holiday while they were on Earth visiting Camryn's brother and family. 

The healer/doctor has birth control shots but they aren't working and Camryn can still get pregnant. So while work is being done to find  birth control that will work, Ry is biding his time hoping he won't have to have this particular talk with his mate. In the end we find out that it's always better to have open and honest communication with the person you are in a relationship with. 

Unwrapping Mr. Roth by Holley Trent 

Gillian Wright just wanted another job so she could buy her students some gifts for Christmas. But she gets an offer she can't refuse and thinking that it will be only temporary, she agree's to marry her new boss. But Nicholas doesn't want this to be a temporary arrangement. 

Nicholas Roth is in charge of Santa Incorporated. He also wants to take over his father's throne as the King of Elves but in order to do that he has to get married. 

This was a really cute story with elves and a naughty Santa. This Santa was really something else. I'll never look at the fat man the same way again. 

So who knew that Santa was an Elf? A sexy, sarcastic, kinky, naughty as all get out...elf. Not that I'm complaining.

Season of the Wolf by Marie Mason 

Jason Durpee is a wolf shifter and the sheriff, his sister sent him out in the cold wet snow to pick up her Christmas guest. But one look at this mystery woman and Jason knows she is his mate. But he has some scars, some hidden and some not so hidden. He's not sure this newcomer will want him or see him as mate material. 

Priscilla Johnson is there to study wolf shifter mating habits and to spend time with her friend for Christmas. Even though wolves scare her she is fascinated by them and even more fascinated by Jason. 

Humans knew that shifters existed but there was still a lot of secrecy around them and how they lived. So the fact that the alpha had agreed to let Priscilla come and interview some of the pack was a surprise and not a common occurrence at all. But it sure made for a fun holiday for Jason who knew he'd found his mate, the one thing he didn't think he ever wanted to have. These two were wonderful to get to know and I love Jason, he's just yummy. 

Snowbound with Ghost by Ani Gonzalez 

Lily and Sebastian are snow bound in a cabin. They are stuck there until the snow lets up. These two were so funny together. They had a relationship in the past but they had broke up which is probably why they got along so well, so fast.

He's gone all Hollywood, nose in the clouds, I only eat whole wheat pasta blah bah blah. While Lily is still down to earth and even believes in creepy small town monster legends. So when she pulls out a brownie mix to make it and he says something about, "the brownies of death." I almost just gave up on him. I mean really? Who in their right mind doesn't like brownies?

But as time goes by they get to know one another again and his sexy side comes out and I liked him a lot better. These two characters are fun and just meant for one another. 

Order of Alphas: Ascension by Eris Sage 

Alexi found his mate three years ago but Iris was so deeply emotionally hurt that she couldn't acknowledge the mate bond so Alexi had no other course than to let her go. But he can't live without her so he goes after her, even if she isn't ready to see him, he goes after his mate anyway. 

Iris hadn't been born a wolf shifter, she had been made and against her will. She ran and made a life for herself with a shifter pack and then her mate came looking for her, to claim her and bring her home with him. Only one thing could ruin this...another male wanted her for himself. 

There were a few twists in this tale and it was interesting to see how some of the characters were related to each other and how they interacted with each other. It surprised me just how callous some of these guys were when they had the greatest thing right in front of them but couldn't see it because they were idiots. Family should mean a lot but some people and apparently some wolf shifters, don't seem to know that. 

Bear The Heat by Catherine Vale 

Sonya is sworn to be mated to Damien, the clan leader whom she hates. But fate has a way of turning in a way that makes life better. She has a house fire and the sexy firefighting werebears come to her rescue. Caleb scoops up the very naked Sonya and saves her from the smoke and fire and even lets her move in with him since she has no place to stay and she's a werebear too. He feels protective of her even when he finds out that she's to be mated with his sworn enemy. 

Sonya was promised to Damien a long time ago but he's supposed to wait until she is 25 years old until he claims her as his mate. With just a few days until her 25th birthday, she is being stalked by a couple of Damien's goons and they are keeping tabs on her. So when her house burns down and she ends up at Calebs house and then at Calebs safe house, Damien goes nuts and sets another fire. 

When Caleb was banished from his clan he wasn't strong enough to challenge Damien for leadership of the clan, is he now? You'll have to read the book and find out. This story has a great twist close to the end of it that really went well with the story. 

Stranded With A Cajun Werewolf by Selena Blake 

Kendall Carver and Burke Devereux meet on the road in a snow storm. They are both there for different reasons, she is on the run and he was running from his pack's match making. He's a wolf shifter and she's a human and that's a problem since he's sworn off humans, he doesn't get involved with them anymore. 

But this human needs his help and he gives it to her. After an accident on the road Burke brings Kendall back to his cabin to wait out the snow storm and to get answers about what or who she's running from. That's when things take an interesting turn because she's not exactly what she appears to be. 

They get closer to one another and the attraction between them can't be denied so while they are getting closer they also have to keep Kendall safe and he's just the wolf to do that. Life is all about twists and secrets and this story is full of them. I really liked that it took a while for everyone involved to get the full picture as to what was going on. It made for a very interesting story and a great ending. 

Doe and the Hunter by Kristen Strassel 

Chloe and Cain are a different type of shifter, they are deer shifters and just in time for Christmas. This really made me think of Santa and his reindeer since I'm writing this right before the holiday season. It's also the first time I've read a story with deer shifters and I have to say I really liked it. 

Soon the time of finding their mate will be upon them and the girls just have to wait a few more days but Chloe wanted to go exploring and that's when she finds herself in trouble and tranquilized. Thankfully Cain is there and he brings her back to his place so she can wake from the drug and go home. But they get to know one another and things are different from what they expected them to be.

It was a sweet romance that went in directions I didn't expect it to but ended up right where it should be.  

Beary Christmas, Baby by Sasha Devlin 

Liev Anker is a Polar Bear shifter and Sira Fekkai's right hand man as well as friend but he wants more from the Dragon shifter. Sira hates Christmas, she wants nothing to do with the holiday and Liev is the polar opposite to her. He loves Christmas and wants to show her it can be good, both between them and for the holiday. 

He wants to spend time with his family for Christmas and all she wants to do is work and have him there working and blowing off family time and Christmas with her. But he puts his foot down and one way or another, he's going home for Christmas. 

They had an argument, a small falling out and then there's a car accident. Liev takes her back to a safe place and they get to know one another a little better. So if you're looking for a sweet holiday romance, this is definitely one to read. 

Saving Christmas by Rebekah R. Ganiere 

Raine is a fae but has no magic except for the bad feelings she gets, so if she gets a bad feeling about something she knows to trust it. So when her ex, Gabriel goes missing she is hired by his mother to save him. Gabriel is next in line to be Santa Claus so of course there are people who would love to see him gone. Christmas might be ruined if she can't find Gabriel though so off she goes to try and find her ex.

Jordan loves Raine but she doesn't think he would stay with anyone but a weretiger and it wouldn't be fair to him since she doesn't think that his pride would welcome an outsider like her into the pack. But as Jordan helps Raine find Gabriel he lets more and more of his feelings for her show. 

I knew that this story was going to have some twists in it since there are two men involved and I was right but they totally make this story a lot of fun. I really liked the twist about who had Gabriel and how he got there.

This story had a lot of different characters, there's a fae guy with a foot fetish that she gets a little magic from...kinky. Not to mention the dragon that Raine has as a roommate. There were also some witches, Krampus and shifters. And my favorite part...there was a talking rat, a shifter I'm guessing. 

If this sounds like something you'd enjoy, you can find it here

Disclosure: I was given a free copy in exchange for an honest review. 

Monday, November 16, 2015

Happy Raturday!

Photo courtesy of Alana Patricia Caldwell. 

"Look deeply into my eyes, you want to bring me treats."

Photo courtesy of Alana Patricia Caldwell. 

"Water again! Where's the good stuff?"

Photo courtesy of Kayleigh Ballands.

"We has a comfy."

Photo courtesy of Storms Rat Pack.

"Get your butts off my head!"

Photo courtesy of Storms Rat Pack.

"Take my picture. No, take my picture. Take our picture!"

Photo courtesy of Storms Rat Pack.

"The look you get when your rat has seen you naked."

Photo courtesy of Storms Rat Pack.

"Uh, a little privacy please."

*Picture courtesy of @RamblingRatz on Twitter*

"I know you have a treat, I can smell it."