Monday, November 16, 2015

Shielded Past by Patti Morelli

Welcome to my tour stop for Shielded Past.  Check out my review below and have fun :) 


When I first started reading this book I was skeptical.... There are a lot of elements in the beginning that caused me to think " this book is not for me."  Luckily, I kept reading cause this book has it ALL.   Mystery, murder, love, friendship, and much more!  Thank god for my determination no never not finish a book!  I would be throughly disjointed in myself if I would have put this book down.  

The characters come to life when you read this book!  You will feel fear, heartbreak, love and all the emotions!! Literally, all the emotions!!! People, seriously, you WILL fall in love with this story.

The mystery behind the hospital and Kate's life, will twist and turn and take u down roads you never thought. 

If you want to be throughly surprised by the plot and character twists, this is your book.  

I want to tell you all the secrets.. But, alas, I will not :/.   This just means... Simply put.... Quit reading my damn post and go immerse yourself into this book! 

4 out of 5 baubles!!!!! 

Great book! I love this author and I want more!!

Thursday, November 12, 2015

To Catch a Cat Thief: Review


 Welcome to my tour stop for, To Catch a Cat Thief by Sean Cummings.

Check out my review, and don't forget to enter the giveaway!!!! 

To Catch a Cat Thief

by Sean Cummings

Publisher:  Rebelight Publishing

Genre: Middle Grade/mystery/humor



Hundreds of cats are missing! Fear not-Penelope Ann Pickersgill and her hippie grandma are on the case. While her friends go to cool camps, twelve-year-old Penelope has to spend the summer with Grandma Bev, who is convinced that cat-eating aliens are beaming the town's furry friends aboard their mother ship at night. Lights in the sky point to UFO's, but Penelope is sure there's a more logical explanation. With a little help from Sherlock Holmes, she and Grandma Bev set out to find the cats. Will they be able to solve the mystery before all the cats in Thornhill disappear?






Sean Cummings is a mutli-published author with works ranging from urban fantasy (Shade Fright, Funeral Pallor) to dark fantasy and superheroes. (Marshall Conrad) 2012 saw the publication of Sean’s first young adult novel. Poltergeeks is a rollicking story about teen witch a race against time to save her mother’s life. The second book Student Bodies, hit stores in 2013. In 2014, he published The North, a gripping post-apocalyptic thriller for teens. To Catch a Cat Thief is Sean's first middle grade novel.


Sean lives in Saskatoon Canada with his wife, two lazy cats and a spotted dog named Stormageddon. You can learn more about Sean and his books at


Everyone, listen.......

This is by far one of the funniest books I have read this entire year.  I'm being completely honest when I say. " I was literally shaking with laughter and fun at nearly every part in this book".... Wait, I shall explain..... 

Ok, so first, just make sure you always have ur squirt gun at the ready. :). Yes, you will get it when you read.... The cat is absolutely psychotic in the best way ;). 

Any way

This book is full of mystery, shananagins, and all around fun.   Is it UFO's?? Is it not a mystery??? Who really knows but Penelope and Grandma Bev.  Really people, this book is a quick fun read that you can not put down.  

I had an amazing time reading this story and I hope you will too!!! 

So go out, buy it, read it, and have fun :) 

5 out of 5 baubles!!!!


Giveaway Information:  Contest ends November 27, 2015


• Two (2) winners will received a physical copy of To Catch A Cat Thief by Sean Cummings (US/Canada)
• Five (5) winners will receive a digital copy of To Catch A Cat Thief by Sean Cummings (INT)

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Thursday, October 1, 2015

Nameless by Jennifer Jenkins Review Tour

Welcome to my tour stop for Nameless by Jennifer Jenkins.  Don't forget to check out my review and of course enter the giveaway!   

About Nameless

Nameless   by Jennifer Jenkins

Publication Date:  October 6, 2015

Publisher:  Month9Books

Genre:  YA, Dystopian


Four clans have been at war for centuries: the Kodiak, the Raven, the Wolf and the Ram. Through brutal war tactics, the Ram have dominated the region, inflicting death and destruction on their neighbors.


Seventeen-year-old Zo is a Wolf and a Healer who volunteers to infiltrate the Ram as a spy on behalf of the allied clans. She offers herself as a Ram slave, joining the people who are called the “nameless.” Hers is a suicide mission – Zo’s despair after losing her parents in a Ram raid has left her seeking both revenge and an end to her own misery. But after her younger sister follows her into Rams Gate, Zo must find a way to survive her dangerous mission and keep her sister safe.


What she doesn’t expect to find is the friendship of a young Ram whose life she saves, the confusing feelings she develops for a Ram soldier, and an underground nameless insurrection. Zo learns that revenge, loyalty and love are more complicated than she ever imagined in the first installment of this two-book series.

Other news:

NAMELESS is in development for film by Benderspink! That’s the same company who optioned Victoria Aveyard’s Red Queen and produced the 




With her degree in History and Secondary Education, Jennifer had every intention of teaching teens to love George Washington and appreciate the finer points of ancient battle stratagem. (Seriously, she’s obsessed with ancient warfare.) However, life had different plans in store when the writing began. As a proud member of Writers Cubed, and a co-founder of the Teen Author Boot Camp, she feels blessed to be able to fulfill both her ambition to work with teens as well as write Young Adult fiction.

Jennifer has three children who are experts at naming her characters, one loving, supportive husband, a dog with little-man syndrome, and three chickens (of whom she is secretly afraid).

Visit her online at

Connect with the Author:  Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads | Pinterest |Instagram



I am so excited about this book.  I can't even explain the amazingness that this story is.  People, listen, you will want to read this book!   That is all, mic drop... Walk off the stage..... :) high five Jennifer Jenkins! 

The story....

Ok, long story short, the story is f*N amazing.   Hahaha. Ok ok fine,  the story line is well written, and beautifully put together.  The descriptions and explanations about scenes and people are written to put the reader in the story.   I could very easily put myself into this story, feel the emotions, and dammit all if you don't feel the need to throat punch people.   

I have always been a huge fan of "clan" stories.   Starting with Clan of the Cave Bear, by Jean M. Auel, one of my first book loves.   I bring this up because, simply stated, this book reminds me so much of the feelings I had while reading Clan of the Cave Bear.  I love the undercover, the rebellion, the moral aspects, and the overall humanity that pours from the characters in Nameless. 

Speaking of characters...... 

Ummmmmm... Can we speak on the sexiness of Gryphon and Gabe, cause damn. Any way..... Let me remove my head from the gutter.

Every character in Nameless is original and alive.  Each characters' personality  shines through and let's you know they are there.  From Zo to the seer, from Gryphon to Stone, every character plays an integral part in this wonderful creation.

Final thoughts.....

Now that I have rambled on and on, Nameless is one of my fall favorites!   I can't tell enough times to get out there and read this book.  You will not be disappointed.   

5 out of 5 baubles!!!!! 


Jennifer Jenkins, HELL YES YOU DID!!! Freaking amazing.  I literally am in love with this book!   I need the second book! ASAP.....  Like now.  Please lol. :).  You did one hell of a job. Thank you for this book!! 


 Giveaway Information:  Contest ends October 16, 2015


• Five (5) winners will receive a digital copy of Nameless by Jennifer Jenkins (INT)


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Saturday, May 16, 2015

Welcome to my stop for the Summer  of the Oak Moon blog tour.  Below you will find my review and a giveaway!!!! So check it out and have fun.

Title: Summer of the Oak Moon
Publication date: May 5, 2015
Publisher: Month9Books, LLC.
Author: Laura Templeton

Rejected by the exclusive women’s college she has her heart set on, Tess Seibert dreads the hot, aimless summer ahead. But when a chance encounter with a snake introduces her to Jacob Lane, a black college student home on his summer break, a relationship blooms that challenges the prejudices of her small, north Florida town.
When Jacob confesses that Tess’s uncle is trying to steal his family’s land, Tess comes face to face with the hatred that simmers just below the surface of the bay and marshes she’s loved since birth. With the help of her mentor Lulu, an herbal healer, Tess pieces together clues to the mysterious disappearance of Jacob’s father twenty-two years earlier and uncovers family secrets that shatter her connection to the land she loves.
Tess and Jacob’s bond puts them both in peril, and discontent eventually erupts into violence. Tess is forced to make a decision. Can she right old wrongs and salvage their love? Or will prejudice and hatred kill any chance she and Jacob might have had?


Laura Templeton lives near Athens, Georgia, with her husband, son, and a menagerie of animals. When she’s not writing, she enjoys gardening, learning to figure skate, and taking long walks on the quiet country roads near her home. Something Yellow is her debut novel, and her creative nonfiction has appeared in various publications.
Author Links:  Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads


When I first started reading this book I was captivated by the scene. This beautifull marsh filled and backwoods southern charm is amazing.  I love the lore of the herbal healing and the warm feeling that I got when I read this book.  The characters are rich and full of life and a rebel spirit that will have anyone cheering for their love to succeede.
Tess is a teenager that is stuck at a traditional crossroad in her life.  Go to college or not go to college.  Tess gets denied admission to her mothers college and feels like she is not good enough or smart enough to go to college.  So Tess decides to take the summer to figure a few things out.  But what Tess finds is not necessairly what she was looking for.
Jacob is a college student that is connected to Tess in more ways than one.  They meet in the most amazing way, and a love starts to blossom.  Neither one of them are aware of all the ways they are truly connected and reading them figure these ways out and work through them will keep you turning pages into the morning hours.

The social and moral issues of race and religion presented in this book are beautifully written and will have any reader's heart pounding through the duration of the story.   This is an amazing book that I will reccomend to everyperson I know.  Being a Social Worker this book hits on many issues are that are still present today, not as "in your face" but still present.  This book is deffenitly and amazing read.  I suggest everyone of you go buy this RIGHT NOW!!!!!!

5 out of 5 baubles!!!!

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Giveaway Information:  Winner will be drawn June 1, 2015
·        Five (5) winners will receive a digital copy of Summer of the Oak Moon by Laura Templeton (INT)

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Saturday, May 2, 2015

Nobody's Goddess Blog Tour

Welcome to my stop for the Nobody's Goddess Blog Tour.  Below you will find my review and a giveaway!!!! So check it out and have fun.


Title: Nobody's Goddess (The Never Veil #1)
Publication date: April 21, 2015
Publisher: Month9Books, LLC.
Author:  Amy McNulty

In a village of masked men, magic compels each man to love only one woman and to follow the commands of his “goddess” without question. A woman may reject the only man who will love her if she pleases, but she will be alone forever. And a man must stay masked until his goddess returns his love—and if she can’t or won’t, he remains masked forever.

Seventeen-year-old Noll isn't in the mood to celebrate. Her childhood friends have paired off and her closest companion, Jurij, found his goddess in Noll’s own sister. Desperate to find a way to break this ancient spell, Noll instead discovers why no man has ever chosen her.

Thus begins a dangerous game between the choice of woman versus the magic of man. And the stakes are no less than freedom and happiness, life and death—and neither is willing to lose.


Amy McNulty is a freelance writer and editor from Wisconsin with an honors degree in English. She was first published in a national scholarly journal (The Concord Review) while in high school and currently spends her days alternatively writing on business and marketing topics and primarily crafting stories with dastardly villains and antiheroes set in fantastical medieval settings.

Connect with the Author:  Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads

Ok, WOW!  That's all I have to say.  Well, mabey not, but this book is amazing.  From beginning to end I was captivated by the village and the magic of this story.  The main characters are vibrant and strong willed.  The idea of a village where the men have to wear masks and the women "control" them is an amazing idea.  Not of course because I am a women, but because the social implications of a different type of society are awesome.  This book hits on many things.  From magic, sociology, fighting, to love and reckless abandon.  Amy Mcnulty did an amazing job creating a story that anybody will enjoy reading.

We meet Noll.  Headstrong and a fighter.  She decides to fight for what she wants and what she believes.  Noll is a character that anyone can fall in love with.  And the lord....... oh don't get me started..... This story has twist and turns that you do not see coming.  An amazing book by an amazing author.  Go and read this book ASAP!!!

4 out of 5 Baubles!!

Giveaway!!!!!Winner will be drawn May 22, 2015

·         Five (5) winners will receive a digital copy of Nobody's Goddess (The Never Veil #1) by Amy McNulty (INT)

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Praefatio Blog Tour.....

Welcome to my stop for the Praefation Blog Tour!!!  Below you will find info about the book, author, my review of the book and a link to the Giveaway.  So read on and have fun!!!

Title: Praefatio (Praefatio #1)
Publication date: May 21, 2013
Publisher: Month9Books, LLC.
Author: Georgia McBride

Seventeen-year-old Grace Ann Miller is no ordinary runaway...

After having been missing for weeks, Grace is found on the estate of international rock star Gavin Vault, half-dressed and yelling for help. Over the course of twenty-four hours Grace holds an entire police force captive with incredulous tales of angels, demons, and war; intent on saving Gavin from lockup and her family from worry over her safety.

Authorities believe that Grace is ill, suffering from Stockholm Syndrome, the victim of assault and a severely fractured mind. Undeterred, Grace reveals the secret existence of dark angels on earth, an ancient prophecy and a wretched curse steeped in Biblical myth. Grace’s claims set into motion an ages-old war, resulting in blood, death and the loss of everything that matters. But are these the delusions of an immensely sick girl, or could Grace’s story actually be true?

Praefatio is Grace’s account of weeks on the run, falling in love and losing everything but her faith. When it’s sister against brother, light versus darkness, corrupt police officers, eager doctors and accusing journalists, against one girl with nothing but her word as proof: who do you believe?


Georgia loves a good story. Whether it’s writing her own, or publishing someone else’s, story is at the heart of everything Georgia does. Founder of Month9Books, YALITCHAT.ORG and the weekly #yalitchat on Twitter, Georgia spends most of her days writing, editing, or talking about books. That is, of course, when she is not blasting really loud music or reading. She lives in North Carolina with four dogs, a frog, a parrot, 2 kids, parents and a husband. PRAEFATIO is her first novel.

Author Links:  Website | Twitter | Facebook 


Praefatio is the beginning of what seems to be a wonderful series of books.  This is a story that tests your ideals of what is "Good" vs. what is "Evil."  This story will keep you guessing and send your mind through a maze of uncertainty. We follow Grace, a 17 year old 1/2 human 1/2 angel, through her triumphs, confusion, fails, feelings of helplessness, and consuming love, as she tells her story during a police interview.  

This book, for me, was definitely a story that I had to "pay attention" to.  There is alot going on in the story.  You will most certainly have to turn off the TV and give your full attention to this alluring story.  Trust me, you will want to.  Praefatio is different than many books I have read in the past few months.  You are reading the story as Grace tells it.  You feel what she is feeling and understand the utter confusion she goes through as she learns about who she is and what is really going on.  

The book is well written.  However, the transitions between time lines in the book are a little rough.  I found myself having to re-read a few pages to make sure my mind was switching from past to present, from dream self to physical self.  This being said, this story is original and wonderful.  

There is sooooo much this book has to offer.  Love, deceit, sabotage, mystery, and much more.  The author does an amazing job making the reader feel the feelings that Grace is feeling.  I literally wanted to grab a flower and start pulling petals, "he loves me, he loves me not, he loves me, he loves me not."  The relationship between Gavin and Grace is one that had me angry, sad, happy, ecstatic, and in love.  I cannot wait for the next book.... I NEED TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS!!!

I will leave you with this...... This book is not something you pick up, read, and forget about.  You will be engrossed with this story, and you will be sent on an unforgettable emotional ride.  So... when this book comes out, GO get it and ENJOY it!!!


4 out of 5 baubles


Winner will be drawn April 27, 2015
·        Five (5) winners will receive a digital copy of Praefatio by Georgia McBride (INT)

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Friday, October 31, 2014

4 For Friday BLITZ


4 for Friday October Blitz – Presented by Month9Books with Giveaway

Welcome to the 4 for Friday Blitz for Predator by Janice Gable Bashman, Into the Fire by Ashelyn Drake, Boneseeker by Brynn Chapman, and The Emissary by Kristal Shaff, presented by Month9Books!

Be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post.

“Predator is a fast-paced, creepy page-turner! Bashman had me at the opening sentence and she’s still got me. I want more!”

Nancy Holder, New York Times Bestselling Author, The Rules

The hunt is on!

Sixteen-year-old Bree Sunderland must inject herself with an untested version of her father’s gene therapy to become a werewolf in order to stop a corrupt group of mercenaries from creating a team of unstoppable lycanthrope soldiers.

When Bree went with her scientist father to Ireland, she thought it would be a vacation to study bog bodies. She never expected to fall in love with a mysterious young Irishman and certainly never expected to become the kind of monster her father said only existed in nightmares. Dr. Sunderland discovers that lycanthropy was not a supernatural curse but rather a genetic mutation. When they return home, her dad continues his research, but the military wants to turn that research into a bio weapons program and rogue soldiers want to steal the research to turn themselves into unstoppable killing machines.

Bree’s boyfriend Liam surprises her with a visit to the United States, but there are darker surprises in store for both of them. As evil forces hunt those she loves, Bree must become an even more dangerous hunter to save them all.

Predator gives the werewolf legend a couple of new spins by introducing the Benandanti (an actual folkloric belief that certain families of Italy and Livonia were werewolves who fought against evil), as well as a modern scientific approach to mutation and the science of transgenics.

About the Author
Janice Gable Bashman is the Bram Stoker nominated author of Wanted Undead or Alive and Predator. She is managing editor of the The Big Thrill (International Thriller Writers’ ezine).  Janice lives with her family in the Philadelphia area, where she at work on her next novel. Visit her at
Author Links:  Website | Twitter Facebook | Goodreads

Seventeen-year-old Cara Tillman’s life is a perfectly normal one until Logan Schmidt moves to Ashlan Falls. Cara is inexplicably drawn to him, but she’s not exactly complaining. Logan’s like no boy she’s ever met, and he brings out a side of Cara that she isn’t used to. As the two get closer, everything is nearly perfect, and Cara looks forward to the future.

But Cara isn’t a normal girl. She’s a member of a small group of people descended from the mythical phoenix bird, and her time is running out. Rebirth is nearing, which means she’ll forget her life up to this point—she’ll forget Logan and everything they mean to one another.. But that may be the least of Cara’s problems.

A phoenix hunter is on the loose, and he’s determined to put an end to the lives of people like Cara and her family, once and for all.

About the Author
Ashelyn Drake is a New Adult and Young Adult romance author. While it’s rare for her not to have either a book in hand or her fingers flying across a laptop, she also enjoys spending time with her family. She believes you are never too old to enjoy a good swing set and there’s never a bad time for some dark chocolate. She is represented by Sarah Negovetich of Corvisiero Literary Agency.

Author Links:  Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads

Arabella Holmes was born different and raised different. After it became apparent she wouldn’t fit the role of a proper 1900′s lady, her father, Sherlock, called in some lingering favors, and landed her a position at the Mutter Museum. The museum was Arabella’s dream; she was to become a purveyor of abnormal science. What her father called a BoneSeeker.

Henry Watson arrives at the Mutter Museum with a double assignment–to become a finder of abnormal antiquities and to watch over and keep Arabella Holmes. An easy task, if he could only get her to speak to him instead of throwing knives in his general direction.

But this is no time for child’s play. The two teens are assigned to a most secret exploration, when the hand of a Nephilim is unearthed in upstate New York. Soon, Arabella and Henry are caught in a fight for their lives as scientific debate swirls around them. Are the bones from a Neanderthal … or are they living proof of fallen angels, who supposedly mated with humans according to ancient scrolls?

Sent to recover the skeleton, they discover they are the second team to have been deployed and the entire first team is dead. And now they must trust their instincts and rely on one another in order to survive and uncover the truth.

About the Author
Born and raised in western Pennsylvania, Brynn Chapman is the daughter of two teachers. Her writing reflects her passions: science, history and love—not necessarily in that order. In real life, the geek gene runs strong in her family, as does the Asperger’s syndrome. Her writing reflects her experience as a pediatric therapist and her interactions with society’s downtrodden. In fiction, she’s a strong believer in underdogs and happily-ever-afters. She also writes non-fiction and lectures on the subjects of autism and sensory integration and is a medical contributor to online journal The Age of Autism.


Author Links:  Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads

For hundreds of years, dark clouds covered the skies of Adamah, and an ageless king ruled. Those who emerged with one of six extraordinary Shay powers were forced into the king’s army, an unmatched force with inhuman Strength, Speed, Accuracy, Perception, Empathy, and Healing. With the army behind him, the king—a man who wields all six abilities—was invincible and unquestioned in his rule. To most, serving the king was an honor. But for others, it was a fate worse than death.

When seventeen-year-old Nolan Trividar witnesses the transformation of his brother from kind to cruel after entering the king’s army, he vows never to follow the same path.

So when his own power—the Shay of Accuracy—comes upon him at the Tournament of Awakening, Nolan conceals his emergence instead of joining the king’s ranks. For years, he traitorously hides his power, pretending to be only a gifted scribe. But when Nolan comes face -to-face with a deserter, the man discovers his secret.

To evade detection and a death sentence, Nolan escapes with the deserter and flees into a night filled with dark creatures who steal both powers and souls. He joins a resistance, a village hidden deep in the forest, filled with others who secretly wield a Shay. But his peace is short-lived when they discover that the dark clouds, undead creatures, their own decreasing powers, and even the king, are all connected.

About the Author
Kristal Shaff grew up with books (and used to drive her mom crazy when she wouldn’t leave the library); her first job was even shelving books at the library. She loves anything creative, and you can often find her exploring strange and fantastical worlds in her choices of movies and fantasy fiction. Kristal resides in Iowa with her farmer husband, numerous pets, and 3 awesome  kids (plus one more on the way though the journey of adoption). When she isn’t writing, she is a professional face painter who enjoys making children smile.
Author Links:  Website  | Twitter Facebook | Goodreads


Giveaway Information: – Winner will be drawn November 28, 2014


·         Three (3) winners will receive digital copies of Predator by Janice Gable Bashman, Into the Fire by Ashelyn Drake, Boneseeker by Brynn Chapman, and The Emissary by Kristal Shaff (INT)

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