Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Favorite Picture of the Week

So this Christmas I had two pictures that really cracked me up. I'm just snapping pictures and then notice what Falcor is doing in the background. 

Falcor was trying to get those orange fuzzy slippers on top of the pile. 

I didn't even notice him in this one right away. But there's Falcor down by my daughter's feet. 

He was really interested in what she was putting in the box. 

He just wanted to check out what Logan got for Christmas. 

And steal a can can of Ken's sardines. lol

We bought him two new toys so he's happy. 

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Review: Logan's Acadian Wolves (Immortals of New Orleans Book 4) by Kym Grosso


Book Description

An erotic paranormal romance...

Deep in the heart of New Orleans, Acadian Wolves’ Alpha, Logan Reynaud, rescues a beautiful woman in the dead of night. Intrigued by the mysterious human, the commanding Alpha is determined to elicit all of her secrets, including her deepest fantasies. After tragedy strikes, Logan discovers dangerous adversaries are planning an attack in his city. Driven by responsibility and honor, Logan must protect both his pack and the woman who’s captivated his attention.

Dr. Wynter Ryan, a leading virologist, is fascinated with her charismatic protector. As the chemistry ignites between her and the dominant Alpha, she relinquishes her ties to the past, embracing ecstasy and submission within his arms and intrepidly acquiescing to her own adventurous instincts. Succumbing to desire, she learns to trust her Alpha, discovering what it means to be wolf.

Passion and mystery on the bayou stirs Logan’s wolf, demanding he claim his mate. Yet Wynter’s a distraction he can’t afford when his priority is to lead his new pack. Will Logan surrender to the uncontrollable need to claim Wynter as his mate? And will he be able to keep her alive, finding the killer who threatens the Acadian Wolves?

Warning: This book contains several erotic love scenes, including m/f/m menage, and is intended for adult readers only.


My Review

I have to say that this series really has me enthralled. There are vampires, werewolves, witches and humans within the pages of these books, making the characters just jump off the pages. I'm having a good time with this series so far.

Logan has been a favorite character of mine since meeting him. He was Tristan's Beta wolf until a tragedy forced him to take on alpha status of his own pack. Logan is a different kind of wolf, he has visions and most of the time they come to pass. He's been having visions of a woman but he has no idea who she is until he meets Dr. Wynter Ryan, she's the woman who's been in his visions. 

There's at least one person after Wynter but she doesn't really understand why or why the wolves think she's like the, a wolf. She's human or at least she was but how did she become a wolf shifter and who did this to her and why? 

Leopold is a character that has shown up briefly during this series but he makes a bigger appearance in this book and after seeing more of him and what he does in this book, I'm really looking forward to getting to know him better. 

The fighting, the action, the betrayal and the secrets all make this book so interesting and hard to put down. 

As with all the books in this series there is a continuation of the story, not a cliffhanger as all of the story line questions in this book are resolved and nothing from this story is left open but you do get to see who will be the main character of the next book. 

I give this book 4 out of 5 stars. 

Monday, January 15, 2018

Happy Raturday!

*Picture courtesy of Jin Wicked

*Picture courtesy of Jin Wicked

*Picture courtesy of Jin Wicked

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Apartment Life! #10


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. 

This week I have another video for you that I took a couple of years ago.



The police helicopter was flying around my neighborhood so I took some video of it. Then the police showed up and I filmed them. When the police officer came to talk to me he held his flashlight in just the right way so that I couldn't film him. Then later he shined the flashlight my way again and the people around me, mainly the lady who was standing in front of me, Mary Martin who was my apartment manager at the time, got nervous and asked me to stop filming. The police arrested a man who used to live next door to me but he was caught jumping out the window because he wasn't supposed to be there. 

There always seems to be something crazy going on around my street and this was just another day for us around here. But now you know why I don't go out and take more video of the police or the people around here...they don't like it. 

That's all for this week's Apartment Hell  Life! Be sure to come back next week for more. 

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Favorite Video of the Week



If you have or have had a dog then you know how crazy they get after a bath. This is not my dog but I couldn't stop laughing at this. This is comedy gold right here. Enjoy!

Friday, January 12, 2018

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...

A ring sizer.
A sample of cat food.
I also cashed in my points on Kellogg's Family Rewards for a $5 Amazon gift card.
 I won a Kindle ebook. It's the very first Goodreads giveaway that I've ever won!
I also won a blog giveaway of an Eggbert ornament and book from The Secret Files of Fairday Morrow blog.

The lady across the street who feeds the strays will get the cat food.

Did you receive any freebies this week?

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Review: Tristan's Lyceum Wolves (Immortals of New Orleans Book 3) by Kym Grosso


Book Description

An erotic paranormal romance...

Charismatic and powerful Lyceum Wolves' Alpha, Tristan Livingston, is out for revenge after a devastating attack on his pack. Not only did he survive a building collapse, he orchestrated the rebuild of his chic, state-of-the-art nightclub within a week. Determined to mete out justice, he rescues a beautiful witness who may be the key to helping him find the perpetrators.

Dr. Kalli Williams, dedicated veterinarian, is hiding a secret that endangers not only her own life but the lives of wolves across the country. After being tortured by a savage vampire, she's reluctantly agrees to help the sexy Alpha in his quest to identify suspects; ones who'd kill her on the spot if they knew she existed. As Kalli places herself in the hands of the dominant wolf, she soon finds she wants nothing more than to submit.

Tristan, committed to ruling his pack as a lone wolf, is inexplicably drawn to the mysterious and enticing woman, who seems more than human, but not quite supernatural. As he discovers her secret, he teaches her the meaning of trust, helping her learn how to be true to her nature. After living a lifetime alone, will he succumb to the visceral need to claim her, acknowledging the soul binding connection between an Alpha and his mate? And will he prevail against the menacing enemy who threatens to destroy Lyceum Wolves?

Warning: This book contains several erotic love scenes, including m/f/m menage, and is intended for adult readers only.


My Review

This is the 3rd book in the Immortals of New Orleans series and we first meet Tristan in book 1 of this series. I've liked him through this entire series so far so I was so happy to be reading his book and it did not disappoint. 

Someone set fire to his club and he's pissed but plans on finding answers and making the bad guys pay for what they did. He just wasn't expecting to meet a woman who calls to him. He's the alpha of his pack but has decided to stay single unless he meets his true mate, could she possibly be the one?

Dr. Kalli is a veterinarian, she reluctantly agrees to help him find the people responsible but she has some secrets and more information than he bargained for. 

These two were hot like lava together. Talk about burning up the sheets! While they are working together to find out who is hurting his wolves, they get to know one another. It was interesting to watch as the entire truth came to light and how it changed the story. That was a lot of fun. 

This book has a lot of action, blood, death and a look into the world of wolf shifters. Tristan is a strong alpha and does what needs to be done for the whole of his pack, even if that means punishing those who would betray the pack. 

I like the main characters but some of the secondary characters are really interesting and I love series because as you read through the books, you really get to know some of the main characters in the series and it's exciting when they get their own books. I'm really loving this series and now it's on to the next book. 

I give this book 4 out of 5 stars. 

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Favorite Picture of the Week


A couple of months back my grandson and his dad went to Red Rock here in Las Vegas and at the visitor Center they have things to see. These statues were one of the things kids can see and do there and Logan had a great time on them.


Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Review: Luca's Magic Embrace (Immortals of New Orleans Book 2) by Kym Grosso


Book Description

An erotic paranormal romance...

Sexy vampire, Luca Macquarie doesn't do love; especially not with humans. Yet, ever since he rescued Samantha Irving, he can't deny the enigmatic attraction he's developed for the alluring mortal woman. Concerned for her safety, he's determined to bring Samantha back to her coven. His mission is to go find the novice witch and bring her home, nothing more, nothing less; falling for her is not supposed to be part of the plan.

Samantha doesn't want to be a witch, yet that's exactly what she is. After failing to elicit her magic, she escapes to the mountains in an attempt to resume a semblance of her previous human life. When an arsonist torches her cabin, Samantha's worst fears are realized. Aware that her life is on the line, she reluctantly agrees to return to New Orleans with Luca.

In the Big Easy, Samantha and Luca embark on a spellbinding journey, searching for a mystical amulet that promises to release her obligation from an ancient, lethal vampire who's been threatening her life. With cryptic clues and clandestine allies, will Luca and Samantha destroy the dangerous amulet before others acquire it, setting forth a chain of catastrophic consequences? And will Luca give into his erotic desire for the witch who magically captures heart?

Warning:  This book contains several love scenes and is intended for adult readers only. 


My Review

This is the second book in the Immortals of New Orleans series and while it can be read a stand alone, it will make more sense if you read them in order. 

We met Samantha in the first book, she had been under the spell of a powerful mage and a crazy vampire. She did things that she doesn't remember and because of the magic that had been used to be-spell her, part of that magic is part of her and she's now a witch who can't call her magic to the surface. 

Luca was there was she was found and questioned in the first book and he felt something for her, which is weird for him because this particular vampire isn't crazy about humans. But he goes to her when he fears she's in danger because he wants her to come back to New Orleans with him until the danger is over. Right from the beginning there's danger and a mysterious vampire who seems to want her to find something that she doesn't have. But there are people who are willing to kill for this mysterious object that she needs to find and that puts both her and Luca in danger. 

This story had kind of a treasure hunt type of feel to it because essentially that's what they were doing. Finding clues that lead to another clue while trying to find a dangerous object before someone else finds it. But while they're looking for it, they fall for each other big time which was fun because Luca started out not liking or trusting humans at all. 

You can expect this book to have a lot of action and a lot of sexy times with these two. They are seriously hot together and can't seem to keep their hands off each other. Not that I'm complaining at all. I like how on the last page you see where the next book is going but there are no cliffhangers with this book as the main storyline is closed and nothing is left open. 

I give this book 4 out of 5 stars. 

Monday, January 08, 2018

Happy Raturday!

*Picture courtesy of Rambling Ratz*

"Does this plate make my butt look big?"


*Picture courtesy of Jin Wicked*

*Picture courtesy of Jin Wicked

Sunday, January 07, 2018

Apartment Life! #9

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. 

This week I thought I'd share another video I took of one of my annoying neighbors. While I don't take a lot of video's, I have taken a couple and I had to get this one. 




This guy did this every morning at 3am and again in the middle of the day when he got home. That window is someone's bedroom window and he didn't care. He would start and ride his loud motorcycle in the courtyard and into his apartment. He kept his motorcycle in his apartment because we live in a bad neighborhood and he didn't trust it to be in the alley over night. But doing this was just rude as hell. Thankfully he moved out.


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

Saturday, January 06, 2018

Favorite Video of the Week



You might have seen Simon's Cat, I know a lot of my friends on FB post his videos. But if you haven't, I hope you like this one. They're usually pretty darn funny.

Friday, January 05, 2018

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 a $25 Macy's e-gift card from e-Rewards. It took me 6 months of surveys to get enough points to cash out for this gift card but I'm happy because...

Free Makeup!


I was able to get 2 eye shadow palettes and a tube of concealer and it was all free. Anyone who wears makeup knows this stuff can get expensive. So I'm happy. Macy's was having a huge sale on a lot of things right after Christmas so this came at the right time.

I also received a coupon for a free bottle of Seventh Generation Dish Soap.

Did you receive any freebies this week?


Thursday, January 04, 2018

Review: Kade's Dark Embrace by Kym Grosso


Book Description

An erotic paranormal romance...

After a series of girls are ritualistically murdered on the cold streets of Philadelphia, seasoned detective, Sydney Willows, is forced to work with sexy, alpha vampire, Kade Issacson. While working the case, Sydney finds herself inexplicably drawn to Kade, fighting the passion she feels towards him. Kade, determined to solve the case and mete out justice, is captivated by the independent, fiery detective. As he attempts to protect her from a very real murderer, Kade grows concerned that the beautiful, but very human detective, could easily end up dead should she tangle with supernatural forces that are beyond her control.

The investigation leads them into a dark and dangerous world, deep in the heart of New Orleans, where together, they search for the perpetrators of the Voodoo killings. Sydney soon becomes the target of the killer and ends up fighting for her life and love in the Big Easy. If she makes it out alive, will she give into the intoxicating desire she feels for Kade?


My Review

There's nothing I like more than a hot vampire romance and this started out so good, which is why I'm glad I grabbed this book when I saw it was free on Amazon. Right from the very beginning Kade seems like the hot alpha vampire that would make even the coldest ice queen melt in a puddle at his feet. 

Kade let the human police think he works for P-CAP (Paranormal City Alternative Police) and as luck would have it Sydney is a human police detective. Right before they had both been called in about a dead body they had both been in the same area when Kade got a look at her, not knowing who she was and almost took a bite out of her, or a small taste I should say. I really don't think that would have ended well for Kade. Sydney is no pushover and knows all about the paranormals, including the vampires. 

They start off really rocky and argue who is lead on the investigation but after a day or so they start working together, all the while fighting the attraction they feel for one another. Lusting after each other during a murder investigation is just not right and they both know it. 

I really liked the chemistry between these two and the secondary characters were just as interesting as the main characters. I'm really looking forward to reading some of their books and getting to know more about them. 

The murder aspect brought in another dimension to this story because we get a little info about Kade's past and we see how much he comes to care for Sydney, which was really sweet. The danger that they face from the villain is really exciting because the things the villain is doing to the murder victims is down right awful. But it made it really necessary to find out who was doing it and stop them.

This was the first book in this series and I really liked it. If this book is any indication as to what the rest of the books will be like, then I'm really looking forward to reading more from this series. I started reading this right after breakfast and I could not put it down. It hooked me and kept me hooked even after the end because I knew there was a continuation to the story. It didn't end in a cliffhanger because the main storyline was resolved with no holes left open but the last page did show how the next book would continue with a new storyline. And now I'm off to buy book #2 because I need to know what happened.

I give this book 5 out of 5 stars. 



Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Favorite Picture of the Week

I've said before that living in the desert is strange from where I grew up in California because there aren't as many tree's, grass or foliage as there was in California when I was little. But we do have an interesting landscape for sure. These 3 pictures were taken out at Red Rock Las Vegas. And as you can see some of those rocks and mountains out there are red. 

It's a desert landscape so if you visit there you aren't going to see a lot of big tree's like you'd see in the mountains but there are some small bushes and cactus.

Because it gets so hot here in the summer 117F I never liked going hiking in the summer but it's nice to pick a trail in the fall or Winter months and take a hike. 

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Review: The Loneliest Alpha by T.A. Grey


Book Description

One look will change their lives forever

Lingerie designer Alicia Clarkson just had to open her stupid mouth. After defending a fellow pack mate, Alicia's been blindfolded, tied up, and carted off to the scarred cowboy alpha of the Oregon pack--Gavin MacKellen. However, the blindfold doesn't come off as Gavin reveals he's searching for a mate and he wants to keep his face hidden. Just what happened to the mysterious alpha? He talks to her from shadowy corners and behind closed doors, but when they're near an explosive magnetism draws them together. Alicia and Gavin settle on an agreement--thirty days for them to get to know each other. But Gavin knows no good woman would ever want to look at his face after the incident he suffered. One look at Alicia sends all his plans out the window. The woman's beauty has stunned him speechless. Will she be the one to stand in the face of a monster and accept him for what he is?

The MacKellen Alphas series is a suspenseful erotic thriller that will keep you reading late into the night. With rich environments and captivating characters, The Loneliest Alpha will draw you in and never let you go. With nearly a million books downloaded, it's easy to see why T. A. Grey's romances are books to get lost in.

Buy The Loneliest Alpha to watch "a cowboy beast" get tamed by "beauty." ."


My Review

A couple of weeks ago another blogger listed books that were on sale and this one was a freebie at that time. I read the blurb and knew I had to have it so I snagged it and I'm glad that I did. It ended up being a really good read. 

Gavin is the new leader of his pack and he's badly scarred so he doesn't think a mate would want him if he meets her face to face right away. So women are gathered up against their will from packs across the country and sent to meet the new alpha. This really felt like a retelling of Beauty and the Beast to me and I liked it. I did not however like the way the women are essentially kidnapped and taken to the new alpha so he can find a mate. That really pissed me off but I liked how he handled it and I understood why he felt the need to do it that way. 

Alicia and another woman are picked from their pack to take to Gavin but the ones he doesn't like are going to be sent back to their packs. So Alicia just has to make sure she isn't the one that's picked. I really didn't like the way her pack treated her and the other girl that was picked to go. Their pack doesn't seem too nice at all. 

Gavin's species didn't shape shift but they did have some abilities like being stronger than humans and living a long time. So Gavin asked Alicia to stay so they could get to know one another but he kept to the shadows and kept the rooms dark so she wouldn't see his scarred face. All the while they are getting to know one another there's some bad things happening in his pack and the story line that follows as they try and determine who is causing all the problems. This just adds to the story in my opinion. 

They really were good together especially after he got over his fear that the scars on his face was going to scare her away. It ended up being a really good story. One of those stores that you can't put down and you have to read all the way through once you start. 

I give this 4 out of 5 stars. 

Monday, January 01, 2018

Happy Raturday!

*Picture courtesy of Cindy Roger's*

"I'm in yur house, eatin yur walls."


*Picture courtesy of martymousehouse.com*


*Picture courtesy of Rambling Ratz*

"Dis mai bestest smile, you take picture now."


*Picture courtesy of Rat Logic*


*Picture courtesy of Jin Wicked*