Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Seventh Grave and no Body

Audiobook review on Seventh Grave and No Body, (Charley Davidson #7) by +Darynda Jones, Narrated by Lorelei King

Rated it

Blurb:  Twelve. Twelve of the deadliest beasts ever forged in the fires of hell have escaped onto our plane, and they want nothing more than to rip out the jugular of Charley Davidson and serve her lifeless, mangled body to Satan for dinner. So there's that. But Charley has more on her plate than a mob of testy hellhounds. For one thing, her father has disappeared, and the more she retraces his last steps, the more she learns he was conducting an investigation of his own, one that has Charley questioning everything she's ever known about him. Add to that an ex-BFF who is haunting her night and day, a rash of suicides that has authorities baffled, and a drop-dead sexy fiancĂ© who has attracted the attentions of a local celebrity, and Charley is not having the best week of her life.

But all of that combined barely scratches the surface of her problems. Recent developments - and a few distressing prophesies - have forced her to become a responsible adult. Exactly the kind of adult she's never aspired to be. To conquer such a monumental task, she's decided to start small. Really small. She gets a pet. But how can she save the world against the forces of evil when she can't even keep a goldfish alive? A tad north of hell, a hop, skip, and a jump past the realm of eternity, is a little place called Earth, and Charley Davidson, grim reaper extraordinaire, is determined to do everything in her power to protect it. We're doomed.

I am going to claim a spoiler alert, but only for those of you who haven't been keeping up on this awesome series.  If you are up to date with Charley and her shenanigan's, then it should be no problem for you!

Charley's story picks up right where she left off in Sixth Grave on the Edge.............she's pregnant.  And in Charley fashion, we are calling the baby B.E.P., (short for Black Eyed Pea), but pronounced Beep, lol.....gotta love her!  This adventure is about Charley trying to find a way to kill the 12 without getting killed herself, or that gorgeous fiance Reyes either.  Knowing how deadly they are, Charley is more determined than ever to find out who summoned them and why.  Well, it's without saying we know the answer, but Charley wants a confession 'cause that's how she rolls.  

All of the characters we know and love are present and accounted for; Rocket, Blue, Strawberry Shortcake, The Dealer, Garrett, Cookie, Amber, Artemis, Angel, Quentin, Gemma, Uncle Bob, and even her annoying ex-bestie Jessica!  For Pete's sake the girl doesn't know when to just go away, and Jessica really knows how to make Charley's Barbara hurt!  This crazy (and that term is literal for Rocket!) bunch Charley calls "family" joins forces to A) Keep Charley and Beep safe, and B) find out how to kill the 12.  

Now, you know Charley can't just oh, focus on saving the world, no!  She also takes a case from Father Glenn about a haunted house, helps Ubie try to solve a string of suicides that they think are not really suicides, help a dead girl find out who and why someone stole her body from her grave, investigate her father to see what he is investigating, find out how to kill the 12, and kill them, help Garrett recover a "sample" for DNA testing on his exes baby 'cause he looks an awful like Garrett, all while dealing with major grief from Fred and Barbara for quitting caffeine cold turkey!

Let me just say that this book doesn't lack in comedy, action, or emotion.  It is so endearing to be witness to the love that Charley and Reyes feel for each other and Beep.  There are tear jerking moments between them in the book but in a good way that makes me love them even more.  I want Lego sized versions of them to keep with me at all times!  Then there are Cookie and Uncle Bob.  They are so cute with each other, but Charley has conflicting tenderness and gag-me reactions to their displays.  As we go through this new journey with Charley and her gang of misfits, more of the puzzle is unraveled, and truths are revealed.  Reyes has always told Charley she could do anything she wanted, she just didn't know how true that statement was.  The revelations at times are jaw dropping, heart pounding and filled with adrenaline moments that kept me on my toes in anticipation of what would happen next!  You will be taken closer to finding out who and what Charley really is, more than you ever have in the past!  

Narrator review:  Lorelei King has been the narrator for all of the Charley Davidson books thus far.  She does an excellent performance with Charley's sarcastic and witty personality.  I have this unusual pull toward her voice for Amber, not sure why yet, but for an unknown reason to me at this time, I love it!  Her male voices are just unique enough to decipher the difference between them but not so much that you want to rip her face off.  I really enjoy her tone when speaking as Charley.  It's so calm and matter of fact, even when Charley is being a pisser.  It's that tone that makes the funny things Charley says even funnier!  How Lorelei portrays Jessica is spot on!  That is totally how I imagined someone like Jessica's voice sounding like.  
I give Lorelei King 5 Fangs!

Seventh Grave and No Body (Charley Davidson, #7)

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City Lights by Julie Morgan is LIVE!!

City Lights, (Southern Roots #2) by +Julie Morgan
A Contemporary Romance Novel

Music brought them together. A gamble with love could break them apart.

Blaine has reached rock and roll stardom. After surviving an overdose, Blaine was forced into a decision; change and be a better person, or continue down the dangerous path and lose everything he has worked for. Making the decision to change, he turns his focus and attention to writing and producing music in an effort to keep the bright lights of live performances and potential drugs at an arms distance.
Bassist to the band Blaine is producing, Penelope knows all too well who he is. He’s the sexy as hell, but also drug addicted singer of the mega band, Deep Ember. As excited as she is to get her band signed, she’s none too thrilled to find out her producer is Blaine. Leaving her boyfriend back home to follow her dreams, Penelope will find herself in uncomfortable situations with Blaine. He’s expressed a genuine interest in her and she feels drawn toward him in return. Unfortunately, knowing who he is and what he’s done puts up an invisible wall between them.
Emotions will be on the line and chords will be played… but can Blaine win over the heart of a woman who’s made it clear she wants nothing to do with him? Will Penelope be able to trust her emotions and will Blaine be able to prove he is not what his reputation says he is?

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

No Prince Charming

Book review on No Prince Charming, (The Secrets of Stone Book 1) by +Angel Payne and +Victoria Blue               
**Book provided by author for an honest review** 
A Contemporary Romance Novel

Rated it

“Once upon a time, there was a girl who dressed up and went to a big party at the palace. When she was there, she met a prince. They danced and fell in love…”

Damn good line. Too bad I don’t believe a word of it anymore.

My name is Claire Montgomery...and I’m not a princess. I’m a fighter. I worked hard to earn my place on the emergency image repair team for one of the biggest public relations companies in the country. We’ve been called to the renowned Chicago headquarters of Stone Global Corporation, where it’s our job to clean up a heap of the Stone family’s filthiest laundry. Our success will be the biggest victory of my career. I’m on my game. I’m ready.

Why doesn’t “ready” include a contingency plan for Killian Stone?

My name is Killian Stone...and they call me the “Enigma of Magnificent Mile." That’s just the way I like it. Elite tycoons want into my bank account. Their wives and daughters want into my pants. They’ll all do anything for a piece of the enigma—until a crack in the castle is too huge for anyone to ignore. What they all don’t know is that I’m thrilled about the fissure. Their fascination with the scandal means nobody will look at the bigger secret of the Stone family. I’m safe.

Until Claire Montgomery walks through my doors.

Her honesty, her bravery, her humor…they pull me in, a prism against the gray walls of my tower. I’m captivated. For the very first time, I long to shed the enigma. To share my secret. But what the hell will that get me? Even if she fits the slipper I offer…I’m no Prince Charming.

Review:  This story is about Claire Montgomery, a 26-year-old career gal, working for Asher and Associates, a PR Firm in San Diego, CA.  Claire works the statistics side of PR, graphs and boring blah blah shit, breaking her ass towards her way up the ladder.  Her boss, Andrea Asher, will soon be married to Clarie's father, Jamison, and is a class A Ice Bitch Queen!  Said Queen, has an evil minion of a daughter by the name of Margaux, aka Princesszilla, aka Margauxzilla, and my favorite Margie, when the office clowns want to piss her off!

Claire is full of ambition and knows she has to work extra hard to prove herself, but she also has a sketchy past that she has done her best to keep locked tight in her chest of secrets.  The thought of her father and future step-mother ever finding out would not only devastate her father but ruin her career that has only just begun.

Asher and Associates have been hired by a very powerful and prestigious family in Chicago to clean up a huge media nightmare mess, which is right up the firms alley!  Andrea rounds up the troops, the evil, conniving, skanky bitch Margaux, Claire, Chad, (the only one with brass cajones), and Michael, (the mellow but elegant charmer), for a fantastic coach seat ride, (except Andrea and Margaux of course), to the windy city.

The Asher firm arrives to meet with the man in charge, Killian Stone of Stone Global.  SG is a massive corporation that has been around for a very long time, and Killian comes from money so old it says expired on it!  On the way to the meeting, Margaux announces to the team that she has "dibs" on Killian Stone and proceeds to give Claire the mother of all threats in just one single glare.  For fuck's sake!  They haven't even met the people yet or discussed the job at hand, no pun intended, and this skanky ho is already getting her coochie in a clinch!  The ordeal they need to get under control is the scandal Trey Stone, Killian's older brother, who is a drunken man whore, created by sleeping with Senator Wooten's 18-year-old daughter! 

As everyone is gathered in the conference room in Stone Global, Killian and his brother Trey greet everyone, and when Killian sets his focus on Claire, the sparks are immediate!  Oh shit..  During the presentation, Killian makes a bold move by sitting right by Claire's side instead of Andrea and Margaux.  We all know Margaux is having a shit fit right now!  When the day raps up, Claire is left behind to continue working on her graphs and such.  Claire is ready to go when she realizes her phone charger is plugged in at the middle of the huge conference table that she is forced to climb onto on all fours to reach.  Well guess who walks in on that!  Killian of course, and he has naughty thoughts as we watches Claire's backside wiggle it's way back towards him to get off the table.......and the game begins.

I loved so many things about this book that I will try my best to include all of them, without spoiling the story for you.  First thing, the book is written through Claire and Killian's view.  It switches from one to the other, so you get great insight on what Killian is thinking and going through.  This is especially sexy hot in chapter 5, when Killian fantasizes about Claire, ya baby!!  Another great part is how real the characters come across.  They are believable, I totally felt connected to the people, as if they were my co-workers with the banter and camaraderie they displayed with on another.  Which brings me to my next point, the funny, hilarious shit they say!  I was laughing out loud several times throughout the book, I loved it!  Example, Chad was making fun of Margaux about her "wet spot" for Killian and rubbing it on him.  Then when Killian thwarted Margaux in front of the whole team, Chad- again with his brass cajones, starts calling Margaux "Margie," knowing full well she hates that name, and Michael has to step in to calm her down cause they all know, when you poke that bear, she takes it out on all of them.  And when Claire talks about the private email Killian set up to be able to send her filthy and hilarious emails, the email account name he gave it was  Long Duk Dong!  And one more, when describing how angry Margaux was after a climactic scene, "Margaux was mad and tormented as a junkyard dog with a rent special for the fleas".

Let's review the characters, shall we?  Claire is beating herself up over what happen with her ex-boyfriend, and blames herself for being so stupid and trusting.  She really wants to be able to leave the past in the past but is having a difficult time with trusting and allowing herself to be happy.  Margaux is spoiled to the point she does and says asinine shit, especially at inappropriate times, and the Ice Bitch Queen doesn't say shit to her!  I guess the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.  She gets what she wants, or she raises hell and gets vindictive.  Jamison, Claire's father, is a hot Irish dude with a hint of the accent still and everything, who apparently has his head up his ass for even getting involved with such a spoiled, self-centered person such as Andrea.  Killian, the youngest of three in charge at Stone Global, has his own deep, dark secret.  He is a workaholic that is open to love but doesn't think anyone will stick around once his true self is revealed.  Trey is the #1 fuck up in the family, a disappointment, and not trustworthy.  Lance, the oldest brother,  makes rare appearances in the book and is not much of a family business kind of guy, more of an artist who lives and does his own thing separate from the rest of the family.

You put all these crazy fuckers together, and you come out with one hell of an ending that you will not believe!  This book was such an emotional roller coaster, I didn't know if I was coming or going!  One minute I was so angry with Margaux, I just wanted to punch the skank in the face!  Then I was depressed and wanting to cry along with Claire, curled up in the fetal position.  Next, I was extremely sexually frustrated wanting to join along with Killian on some personal one on one time with myself.  TMI?  Get over yourself!  I'm just explaining how easy it was to get scooped up in this book and empathize.  I enjoyed every happy, sad, miserable, horny, and angry minute of it!  You will not be disappointed in the least with this awesome, wonderful, and funny contemporary romance.

No Prince Charming (Secrets of Stone, #1)

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Monday, October 27, 2014

Thunder Struck Blog Tour and Review


Mimi is a fifth-generation Floridian who grew up all over the country but considers St. Petersburg, Florida, her hometown. Having lived in Colorado for more than four decades, her greatest achievement in life is her five daughters, who have now given her five grandchildren to spoil. Blessed with being married to her best friend, she loves to write about chance encounters that change lives for the better. In addition to being an incurable romantic, Mimi is an award-winning Realtor, as well as a blogger and photographer.

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Book Review on Thunder Struck, (Thunder Series #2) By Mimi Foster
ARC provided by author for an honest review, A Contemporary Romance Novel

Rated it

Blurb:  A Betrayed Bride . . .
New York lawyer, Jordan Whitman, decides to get the hell out of Dodge rather than face the fallout from a cancelled wedding. A Bed and Breakfast in the tiny town of Nederland, Colorado, sounds like the perfect cure for a broken heart, but she finds that the country house of her dreams is actually a run-down manor that hasn’t been inhabited in almost three decades.

A Confirmed Bachelor . . .
Local contractor, Brandan Webb, can do anything . . . except relationships. The last thing he wants is a destructive marriage like his parents, but as he works with Jordan to restore the once-magnificent Victorian, his preconceived notions of commitment are challenged. Now the hard part will be convincing the gun-shy Jordan to be more than just friends, especially since he’s made it clear he doesn’t believe in love.

An All-Enduring Love . . .
When they find a hidden room containing century-old secrets, they trace the history of Madeline Manor. Embarking on a path to correct old wrongs, they discover a passion over a hundred years in the making, proving love can conquer all.

A sensual, easy-reading Contemporary Romance with a touch of magical realism. Readers will enjoy the hot alpha male contractor, the erotic sexual tension, the history that weaves a tapestry of past with present, and explicit scenes created as he tries to convince his New York lover to stay in Colorado and fall in love.



This book starts out with Jordanna Olivia Whitman, a NY attorney, partner in her father's firm, preparing for her wedding day.  Her fiance is a handsome young man named Andrew, also an attorney at the same firm.  Jordan, as she's called by all her friends, had made arrangements for she and Andrew to spend some of their wedding bliss time in Colorado, where Jordan has inherited an old B&B from a late great aunt.

Just before Jordan's wedding to Andrew, the unthinkable happens to her.  How does Jordan handle the situation? She continues onward to Colorado alone to lick her wounds and delve into renovating this 100+ year old B&B, with the help of her bff Jeni.  Right off the bat I just want to say this, I LOVE Jordan's character!  Just in the first few chapters I was drawn to her strength and ingenuity!

When Jordan gets to Nederland, CO, a small mountain town, she has the plan of just staying there long enough to get the B&B fixed up, and people hired to run it for her, so she can go back to her life in NY.  She figures the couple of months that it will take will give her enough time to think her issues through and face her family and colleagues once again.  Well, that totally doesn't happen!  If it did, the book would have been a yawn, and I wouldn't be pissing myself with the excitement it's brought to me!

When Jordan arrives at the old house she is greeted by three hot dudes, Jack, Brandan, and Miles.  They are a construction crew, Jack being the contractor. Brandan and Miles are his foremen.  The men were sent there by Callie, Jack's wife, and the realtor that Jordan had been talking with about the property.  When Jordan arrives the crew is already in motion fixing the electrical issue in the house for her, since it had been abandoned for many years, and was no longer functional.  As the weeks go by, Jordan discovers so much more than she bargained for.  As she is exploring the house and grounds, Brandan, one of the hot foremen, gives her a little bit of history on the place that he knows, and is very kind and generous with helping her as much or as little as she wants. 

One of the parts of the book I love is that it's not just about Jordan renovating an old house.  Jordan is just one layer of the story being told.  Being a child of privilege, she has only ever known the proper and finer things in life.  No fun was had, only hard work, to please her father.  Then you put her in a small town far away from her friend Jeni and family, and she ends up feeling more at home there than she ever had in NY.  While she is there, she meets Brandan, who was dealt a crappy hand as a child with his parents. He's the total opposite of what his exterior is; he's soft, gentle, caring, and sympathetic.  He knows how to comfort women, very well apparently, which gets him into some sticky situations.  You put these two people together, from two different worlds, and they fit, like hand and glove, but neither one is capable of handling a true, real relationship.  So they settle for friendship, as together they discover the house's secrets, and try to solve the puzzle laid before them.

Another layer of the book that I loved was the idea of Jordan inheriting this awesome old house.  This is a dream of mine, personally, to buy an old house, that has great bones, but needs cosmetic work done.  The history and nostalgia gets me all warm and fuzzy inside.  I would love to bring an old house back to its former glory, and let it shine with pride!  This aspect of the book just sang to me!  Getting to reconstruct the house with Jordan, and read about doors being uncovered, painting, and decorating was so much fun, to live vicariously through Jordan was just such a treat!

The story that unfolds during the book with the journals that Jordan finds is also so exhilarating!  Jordan works long and hard researching and trying to find the missing pieces to the puzzle. All the while, getting closer and closer to Brandan.  Having said that, the story doesn't lack danger.  Uncovering the old family secret comes at a cost to both Jordan and Brandan.  One that neither of them ever expected or anticipated.  That's what I mean about the layers, it has twists and turns, this is not a straight road.  You, me, Jordan, Brandan, we don't see what's coming straight ahead right away, and that's what makes the book so wonderful.  I just had a total Lifetime Movie of the Week girlie moment, tee hee.....  This book has the three things I love the most, romance, suspense, and danger!  If someone isn't getting shot at, beat up, or laid, I don't like it!  So if you're like me, you will LOVE this book!

Up Close and Personal SBB Interview with Mimi Foster:
In five words please describe your writing style:   

Easy reading steamy romantic escape

Top three favorite titles (books or movies):    
Lyon's Lady ~ Julie Garwood
Tell Me No Lies ~ Elizabeth Lowell
Mamma Mia!

Do your leading characters come from any place in particular?   
As far as location, in this series the men are all in the same business (home building) in the Denver/Boulder area; the women are all professionals from Denver and New York. As far as where do the ideas of the characters come from, it all started in my mind with the ending of book one (Thunder Snow) and the rest of the characters in the Thunder on the Mountain Series developed from there.

What do you do in your down time?   
Ah, yes, the elusive notion of down time . . . I am an active real estate agent with a large blog following, mother of five adult daughters and grandmother to five grandkids, help my husband with some remodeling, love photography and spend time shooting pics of the mountains, natural wonders, and events in my area, I do a lot of creative design online, and I love helping people. Sometimes I get to sleep.

Top five snacks while writing:    
cheese sticks

What's your writing process?   

Early, early morning writing, late afternoon writing ~ I get totally engrossed when I escape into my settings, and I turn off the phone and any distractions while I hunker down in a big, comfy chair. For my books, I start with a rough outline, always knowing the ending early, write a quick first draft, add more description in a second draft, and then edit and perfect scenes after the basic story is written.

What is the craziest thing you have ever done?    

Mile High Club

Is your next book going to be part of the series?
It is actually going to be about the ancestors who built the house where Thunder Struck (book two) and Thunder Storm (book three) take place. In both books, secret places and journals were discovered, telling some interesting tales. I became so enamored with daughter of the original owners (Willow) that I decided to write her story. There were some fascinating things going on in Nederland and Denver at the turn of the century, and they will impact the direction of her life. WILLOW'S SECRET is set in the early 1900s, and will be my first historical (but still steamy) romance.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Embrace Your Madness Trick or Treat

Welcome to the Trick or Treat Mini Blog Hop!!

I am so happy you could come!  Welcome to Paranormaly Yours, my name is Kim, and I will be hosting a game for Embrace the Madness Trick or Treat located on Facebook.  I am one of many blog stops you will be making during this event.  Here are my fellow bloggers that are participating;

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The Love List Blog Tour & GIVEAWAY!!

Thank you for Joining The Love List Blog Tour Oct 15th-30th

The Love List Series Books 1- 4

Single, successful and lonely in a small town. Would you let your girlfriends choose your man?

Tegan, Chloe, Becca and Laura do in The Love List.

When you're part of The Love List you never know who you will end up with.

Love Uncorked (The Love List Book 1)

Tegan Taylor is the owner of the Que Syrah Syrah wine shop in Vine grove, the heart of wine country. After her plan of starting a book club to meet single, local men falls flat, her new found friends come up with The Love List. Each dropped a name of a nice guy their friends may like but just not a guy they'd date. Or think of romantically.
Tegan chooses Richard. After one disastrous meeting with him, Tegan wonders if The Love List isn't a terrible idea.

Richard’s a jerk. But, when handsome Australian cowboy, August, shows up, things may take a turn.

Read book one in the Love List Series as Tegan, Chloe, Laura and Becca try to find love in a small town.

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Love Found Me (The Love List Book 2)

When it’s Chloe Miles turn to pick a name out of The Love List she didn’t expect to find true love. She just wanted to go on a date with a nice, available guy. Not one who drank too much, or was unemployed and wanted to stay that way. Or especially one who didn’t know what monogamy means.

Mitch Brodin didn’t know his heart was in the hands of The Love List. His Fate was set the moment he set foot into Roy's Pet Rescues looking for advice on how to care for new born kittens.

Chloe is vivacious, unpredictable, and tons of fun, while he is methodical, predictable, and well… cynical. He surely hadn’t planned on falling in love. But that’s what you get when you’re not looking for love.

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Blind Tasting (The Love List Book 3)

Dr. Rebecca Miller is devastated over her fiancé's affair...with her best friend. Country charm is the best medicine. Along with a good friend and a bottle of wine.
In the heart of wine country, four friends spice up their book club and create The Love List. Love is the last thing on Becca's mind until she's matched with Chase Tanner.

Chase discovers the love list and believes to be fooled. Can Becca convince him she really does love him?

You can find Angela Ford here:

Twitter @AngelaFord67


Building up to Love (The Love List Book 4)

Story 4 in the best-selling series, The Love List from some of your favorite sweet romance authors.

A small town can be a friendly place to call home and an impossible place to find a date. A shop owner starts a singles-mingle but only has three attendees—not a single man in sight. The women continue to meet, and change their name to The Love List. Each write names of single men and drop them into a basket. The Love List seems a success as each of the women finds their true love, except Laura. She is certain the basket is cursed.

Travis Jerome is new to town. He jumps at the chance to work on Laura’s B&B remodel, to once again have the feel of a hammer in his hand. For something to last a lifetime it must start with a strong foundation and build up from there.

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Each author will give away a $25.00 gift card at the end of the tour.

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Blog Tour Stops

Books To Go Now  Oct 15th

Book Pimpers  Oct 15th

Girl With Pen  Oct 16th

M.S. Spenser  Oct 17th

Free To Be Me  Oct 17th

Romance Junkies  Oct 19th

Triple A  Oct 20th

Ella Medler  Oct 22nd

Write Stuff  Oct 24th

Book Flirts  Oct 25th

Jackie Marilla  Oct 26th

My Book Fairy  Oct 28th

Traveling Cats  Oct 30th