Sunday, October 22, 2017

Review: Jared by Alisa Woods


Book Description

He was broken by the war. Her secret could destroy her family.
Ex-Marine sniper Jared River left the war, but the war never really left him. He’s a broken wolf who’s only good for one thing now—killing men. And he’s peering down his scope at Senator Krepky, the anti-shifter politician about to ruin the lives of all the shifters Jared loves.

Grace Krepky is the daughter of the Senator, a good girl with a passion for her father’s politics and who’s earned her way into being his campaign manager. Only problem? She’s secretly a shifter… and the clock is ticking until her own father inadvertently forces that secret into the open, ruining both their lives.

Jared’s all set to pull the trigger when he sees something shocking through the Senator’s glass walls—his daughter is a wolf. Jared puts his gun aside to go after the fleeing girl, but he already knows this can only end in one of two ways—either he’ll convince her to reveal herself to the Senator and stop his anti-shifter legislation, or Jared will have to assassinate her father.

If only she wasn’t making him come alive again…

Jared is a complete novel with HEA, the third in the River Pack Wolves trilogy (all standalone stories, but best enjoyed if you read them in order!).

Contains scorching hot shifters, alpha military heroes, and dark family secrets. Only readers over 18 should dive into the deliciously hot world of the River brothers.

AFTER THE RIVER BROTHERS: Check out the Wilding Pack Wolves series!


My Review

Grace Krepky works as her father's campaign manager. He happens to be a senator who wants all shifters to have to register and come out of the closet so to speak so that everyone knows who they are. The only problem is that his own daughter, Grace is secretly a shifter and that's not something she wants her father or anyone else to know. 

Jared knows there's only one thing that will stop the Senator from making all shifters register and that's a bullet to the head and that's why he was pointing his rifle at the Senator but right before he killed the man, he see's something that could change the Senators mind, his daughter shifting into a wolf. Now if only he can convince the woman to come out to her father and hopefully change the mans mind about the shifter registration. 

Secrets come out and Grace finds out things she never expected, one being how deep a hate her father really has for shifters. But the ending was as good as I was hoping it would be and I liked how they tied all three books together at the end of this one. 

This was the 3rd book in a 3 book series and I really enjoyed reading about these three brother's who all seemed to have a secret that they thought they needed to keep to themselves. I was interesting to see these secrets unravel, come to life and the darkness of it all be filled with light when they met their mates. 

After finding the first book on Amazon for free I knew I was gonna have to read this entire 3 book series. I read all three books in 3 days because I was excited to get to the next one after reading each one. Then when I was searching Amazon for more of her books I saw that there's a Wilding series as well with other wolf families from a different pack. I will be reading that series as well at some point. 

I give this book 4 out of 5 stars. 

Saturday, October 21, 2017

My Favorite Video of the Week



If you like Imagine Dragons then you'll recognize the three songs in this. This guy mashes up 3 of their songs together in one song and it's seamless. Absolutely amazing and his voice is so nice and perfect for this song.

Friday, October 20, 2017

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 canister of Enfagrow Toddler Milk Drink.

I gave this to my daughter because she works with women who have kids in this age range.

It was a slow week after last weeks haul. lol

Did you receive any freebies this week?

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Review: Jace by Alisa Woods


Book Description

His wolf is out of control. She’s a wild thing that won’t be tamed.
Ex-Army Specialist Jace River has a lock on his bedroom door, but it’s not to keep anyone out; it’s to keep his nightmares from breaking loose. His wolf is an out-of-control killer, which means he can never risk shifting, never truly be part of his pack, and definitely never take a mate.

Piper Wilding works for the Army as a civilian, traveling the world for her work in counterintelligence and fighting the bad guys while bedding down the good ones. The best part? It keeps her far from her asshole father in Seattle, the rest of the Wilding pack, and the pressure to take a mate. Settling down isn’t her thing, and after what happened to her mother, Piper vowed she would never be tied down by magic or men again.

While Jace’s wolf keeps him Sleepless in Seattle, Piper returns home to find her missing kid brother. When she breaks into the River brothers' safehouse, sparks fly and claws come out. Her sexy skills threaten to bring out Jace’s wolf, and Jace’s good-guy hotness reminds Piper how tempting shifter men can be. They’re like fire and gasoline, and as they race to find Piper’s brother, the heat threatens to burn down all their carefully constructed walls. But falling in love has never been so dangerous—and being together means taking risks that neither might survive.

RECOMMENDED: Read Jaxson (River Pack Wolves 1) FIRST! Jace is a complete novel with HEA, the second in the River Pack Wolves trilogy (all standalone stories, but best enjoyed if you read them in order!).

Contains scorching hot shifters, alpha military heroes, and sexy spy girls. Only readers over 18 should dive into the deliciously hot world of the River brothers.


My Review

Jace served in the military but that's when things seemed to have gotten worst for him because his wolf had gone crazy and killed people. He had a hard time keeping his beast under control and had to keep locks on his bedroom door in order to keep his nightmares from becoming a reality or worst. He couldn't allow himself to shift and let the beast loose, because the beast was bigger than most other wolves and stronger and he had very little control over the beast. 

He was helping his brothers catch up with Agent Smith, a guy who was kidnapping shifters and performing experiments on them. 

Piper Wilding made the mistake of breaking into the River Pack safe house, the same house that Jace and a bunch of other shifters just happened to be staying at. Jace was already awake as she tried to make her way up the stairs and he had no problem chasing her down and catching her. But she was there to speak to her brother who happened to be staying there because their younger brother was missing and she needed his help finding him. Instead of just getting her brothers help, she got a lot more help. 

The main story of trying to find the missing brother and find out where other missing shifters were being held and what for is a really intriguing story line. The story moves fast right along with the chaotic relationship that seems to be developing between Jace and Piper. 

There's a senator who wants all shifters to have to register and that would out them all to the general public. Most people know they exist but most people don't know who they are and a lot of people don't like the thought of being around them or doing business with them. 

In trying to find the missing shifters they uncover other things going on and some of the players in this are a shock to some of the characters. There are a couple of really good twists that really add to the story and made this exciting to read. 

I give this book 5 out of 5 stars. 

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Favorite Picture of the Week


Ken used to make fun of me when I'd share my food with the rats. But look what he's doing now. 



Little bite for me, little bite for you. Of course Falor sits there patiently waiting for a bite and Ken even feeds him right off his fork, something I would do with the rats that he just couldn't understand. LOL Falcor isn't spoiled at all, nope not one bit. 

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Review: Jaxson by Alisa Woods


Book Description

Three brothers. Three Secrets. One hope to save the shifters of Seattle. Former SEAL Jaxson River would give his life for his brothers and his pack, but if he doesn’t claim a mate soon, he’ll be forced to step down as their alpha. There’s only one problem: Jaxson’s dark secret would kill any mate he claimed. With someone kidnapping shifters off the street—and only Jaxson and his brothers, Jace and Jared, to stop them—now is not the time for his secret to come out. 

Curvy Olivia Lilyfield is a half-witch orphan with a dark secret of her own. She wants to atone for it by doing good in the world, so when she finds a wolf being tortured in an alley, she doesn’t hesitate to help… even though wolves and witches mix like matches and TNT.

Olivia’s dangerous magic means she can’t let anyone get too close—but Jaxson can’t keep his hands off her, and his kisses are more than she can resist. As they race to save the disappearing shifters of Seattle, the true danger lies in loving each other. They’re playing with magical fire… and their secrets could end up destroying them both.

Jaxson is a complete novel with HEA, the first in the River Pack Wolves trilogy.

Contains scorching hot shifters, alpha military heroes, and sexy witches. Only readers over 18 should dive into the deliciously hot world of the River brothers.


My Review

Liv doesn't love her job as a reporter for a sleazy celebrity stalking paper but it's paying the bills for the most part and with her so far behind on the bills after a set of bad occurrences happened including getting hacked, she can't afford to drop this job. But that's exactly what she does and on her way home she spots a couple of guys torturing an animal and before she can think about what she's doing, she saving the animal from more abuse. 

Except the wolf wasn't just a wolf, it was a shifter. Once the bad men ran off the animal shifted and thanked her for trying to save him. 

Jaxson had sent Liv off after she tried to save him. He hasn't had much luck getting her out of his mind since then but since he was the alpha of the River Pack, he had a lot on his plate to keep himself busy. 

Jaxson needs an an office assistant and Liv needs a job so they come to an agreement and since they both seem to have the hots for one another it works out well for both of them. 

Shifters are going missing and Jaxson and his wolves are trying to figure out who is behind it. So when another shifter goes missing he and the other wolves go out to find her and that's when a lot of things start happening fast. This story is filled with secrets, twists and so many hot male wolf shifters that seem to be keeping secrets of their own. The three brother's all seem to have some deep dark secret of their own and I'm looking forward to finding out what they are. 

I give this book 4 out of 5 stars. 


Monday, October 16, 2017

Happy Raturday!

*Picture courtesy of martymousehouse.com*

"All this, for me. I don't think I can. "


*Picture courtesy of martymousehouse.com*



*Picture courtesy of Me*

"Happy Halloween."


Sunday, October 15, 2017

Review: DegustaBox- October

DegustaBox is a monthly subscription box filled with food and drink products. The price for the box is $19.99 a month.  

You do not get to pick any of the products you get, it's a surprise each month. But they say each box contains 10-15 items and each box is worth at least $30. I like trying boxes like this because they usually contain products that I've never tried or haven't seen before. 

What was in the box?
Goetze's Candy Co. Cow Tales
Kernel Seasonings popcorn seasoning
Boboli pizza dough
Hippeas Organic chickpea puffs
Loacker raspberry yogurt wafer cookies
Welch's Fruit 'n Yogurt Snacks
Bush's White Northern Beans
SunButter Sunflower butter
Bush's kidney beans
Dave's Gourmet Overnight Oats
Artisan Tropic Plantain Strips with Cayenne seasoning


I liked everything in this box except for the popcorn seasoning. I don't eat a lot of popcorn but my grandson loves it so I gave the seasoning to my daughter. The last time there were Cow Tales candy in my box I found out that it's one of Ken's favorite candies. So he was very excited to see them again. lol 

The sunbutter tastes pretty much just like peanut butter and I liked it so that was good. The fruit 'n yogurt snacks are so darn good and again Ken was very happy to see them in the box. I like oatmeal but this is the first time I'd tried overnight oats but it was good. The plantain chips were hot! Tasty but spicy. I'm still on the fence about the chickpea puffs but they are edible. 

If you don't live in the US, they now have a Great Britain Website. Now here's a treat for you. If this box looks like something you'd like, you can use code MARYK-ACB and get your first box half off. That's a big box of food for only $10! and you can cancel anytime. So if you're interested, go to the DegustaBox site and sign up and don't forget to use my code to get your first box for just $10.

Have you tried any of these products?

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Review: Crowdtap Crowdkit

I know I've talked to you guys about Crowdtap before but I wanted to show you one of the reasons besides the great Amazon gift cards that I love the site and keep going back...Full Size Free Products!

I received a full size product of each of the following...

Dove Cool Moisture Conditioner
Dove Dry Shampoo, Fresh Floral Scent
Suave Essentials Amethyst Sunset Body Wash
Degree MotionSense Deodorant, Fresh Energy Scent
Degree Clinical Protection Deodorant, Shower Clean Scent

My daughter loves dry shampoo, in fact I just gave her two samples bottles I had of it yesterday.

I already use Degree deodorants and I usually get the Cucumber Melon scents but the Shower Clean scent on this one smells really good. I like the Fresh Energy scent as well and will definitely be using both of them now that I have them. The Amethyst Sunset body wash smells so nice. It's nice to get one free so I'll know if I like it before I buy a bottle of it.

I haven't applied for many samples or products from Crowdtap recently because I hadn't seen things that I wanted to try until these boxes of products started to become available and I'm happy I was approved for one. This actually makes my second box of full size products that I've received from them and I am loving these boxes. If you still haven't signed up for an account with Crowdtap, what are you waiting for? 

Disclaimer: I received free products for review purposes.

Friday, October 13, 2017

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:

From Crowdtap I received *full size products*...
Dove Conditioner
Dove Dry Shampoo
Suave Body Wash
Degree MotionSense Deodorant
Degree Clinical Strength Deodorant

From Seventh Generation I received...
3 samples of Seventh Generation Baby Wipes and a pen. 

Other freebies

14 days worth of Loreal Revitalift facial moisturizer
Rachel Ray Nutrish Cat Food
3 coupons for free Enlightened Ice Cream and Bean Crisps

I already use the Dove, Degree and Suave products so I was ery happy to get those. The baby wipes are always nice to have around when my grandson comes over and gets sticky hands and I already use Revitalift products because I have other samples so I know I'll like this moisturizer. I'm quite happy this week. 

Did you receive any freebies or free samples this week?