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Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Jess likes #Christmas! Do you? | Check out Jess' TWO Secret Santa Unboxings from December 2021 | #BookTube #MommyYouTubers

Hi! Life has been hectic over the past year, which is why I have been away for so long. But in December of 2021 I was involved in two Secret Santa Exchanges and I really wanted to share with you what I received!


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This package was from Ta’Neisha Kemp, exchange hosted by The Ingrid Chronicles.


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This package was from Nothing Better Than a Book, exchange hosted by the ROMANCETUBER VIEWER/CREATOR DISCORD.


Saturday, September 4, 2010

Made the Grade: The Infernal Devices Series, Book 1

Format: Hardcover | Pages: 476 | Release Date: August 2010 | Publisher: Simon and Schuster

"Clockwork Angel" [The Infernal Devices Series, Book 1] by Cassandra Clare

My Book Summary : Tessa (Tess or Tessie) is on her way to London, from New York after her Aunt Harriet passed away, so she can live with her older brother. However, once she arrives her brother is no where to be seen, instead a bulging-eyed man and two unusually looking woman (sisters named Mrs. Dark and Mrs. Black) are there with a note from her brother saying to trust them and they'll bring her to him, and not long after Tessa finds that that is a mistake.

She has been with them for over six months now, told if she doesn't follow through with what they tell her to do then her brother would die. While being held captive, she learns things about herself that she has never known .... like she's not really a human, she is a Downworlder ... and the sisters that are holding her captive are forcing her to use her power, powers that she never knew she had and sometimes if feels like it kills her. Then one day the sisters tell her that they believe she is ready to meet the Magister (the leader of the sisters) as Tessa is his, and now she'll do anything to escape.

To Tessa's astonishment right after her hope to escape happens, a man (named Will) comes to her room to rescue her! Will is a Shadowhunter who has been keeping an eye on the sisters for a while now, that day he was secretly searching their "brothel" when he ran across Tessa, and now he tries to help her escape. Soon a fight brakes out in which Tessa gets injured and passes out.

When she comes to Tessa finds herself in an unknown place with people she doesn't know around her (one whom just by the look of him scares the hell out of her). Soon she finds out that she is staying at the Institute (the Shadowhunter's main building/home). Now she decides that she will help them as long as they help her find her missing brother. But during her time there, she'll find herself liking the Institute and the "people" in it more so everyday .... what will she do once this is all over? And will it ever BE over? Can she go back to her life before she learned that she's different or will she be forever changed? To top that all off ... will the Magister ever give up his quest to have her for himself??

My Book Review : 3.5 out of 5 stars! This story, being based in 1878, was sooo interesting to read how much things were different for them "back-in-the-day" compared to how the Shadowhunters and the Downworlders were living during the The Mortal Instruments Series. Plus ... the added bonus of trying to see whom is the ancestor of whom. This novel is everything that I could have hoped for ... and love triangle between Tessa and two great guys (and best friends) Will and Jem (James), along with mystery and then major plot twists at the end. And, so far, except for Tessa, everyone really isn't who they seem. I can't wait to see what will happen in the nest book called the "Clockwork Princess" coming out in 2012!!

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Book Teaser(s) :
Gabriel shook his head. "You're a decent Shadowhunter, James," he said, "and a gentleman. You have your---disability, but no one blames you for that. But this---" He curled his lip, jabbing a finger in Will's direction. "This filth will only drag you down. Find someone else to be your parabatai. No one expects Will Herondale to live past nineteen, and no one will be sorry to see him go, either---"
That was too much for Tessa. Without thinking about it she burst out indignantly, "What a thing to say!"
Gabriel, interrupted midrant, looked as shocked as if one of the tapestries had suddenly started talking. "Pardon me?"
"You heard me. Telling someone you wouldn't be sorry if they died! It's inexcusable!" She took hold of Will by the sleeve. "Come along, Will. This---this person---obviously isn't worth wasting your time on." ~ within Chapter 9

For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by Cassandra, then please check out her website. To find out more about this series go to theInfernalDevices.com



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Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Week #46 of When & Where am I Wednesday | #BookTube #HistoricalRomance @NovelistaAnnie @HarlequinBooks

WHEN & WHERE AM I WEDNESDAYS are a weekly bookish memes, hosted by Jess of From Me to You ... Video, Photography, & Book Reviews. Anyone can play along! To participate here's what you need to do:
  • Based on the book your currently reading -- tell us when and where you are in your book, and possibly what "you're" (meaning the characters) doing or who "you" (meaning the characters) are with.
  • Try NOT to include spoilers!!!
  • Make sure to share the book information [title, author and/or book cover] so if someone likes what you write they can add that book to their TBR list.
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Friday, July 2, 2021

Made the Grade: Twelfth Knight’s Bride by E. Elizabeth Watson | #BookReview @AuthorEEWatson

- This was an ARC Read -
Available Formats through Amazon: Kindle Edition & Paperback
File Size: 1435 KB
Paperback Print Length: 250 Pages
Publication Date: November 16, 2020 | Language: English
Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC : Scandalous
ASIN: B08LC6NDB3 | ISBN-13: 979-8563527157
Main Genre(s): Medieval Historical Romance, Scottish Romance, Holiday Romance, & Enemies to Lovers
Format Jess Read This Novel In: eBook - MOBI File
Jess Obtained This Book Through: NetGalley


"Twelfth Knight’s Bride" by E. Elizabeth Watson

Author's Book Description : Lady Aileana Grant just wants to help her starving clan at Christmastide. So she pilfers some vegetables from the bastard Laird James MacDonald--the Devil, they call him. When the Devil shows up and demands marriage as recompense for the thievery, Aileana can’t believe it when her brother agrees. Even if she’s able to negotiate a severance on Twelfth Night, that’s still two weeks to put up with the laird in enemy territory. She’s counting down the days, even if James isn’t quite the disgusting cretin she’d imagined.

James needs to marry an enemy bride in order to inherit his fortune. Cursed restrictions. He’d been unable to look away from Aileana’s untamed beauty ever since she squared off with him. He might as well handfast with the infernal lass. He’d get his money and perhaps some peace among the clans. He has a fortnight to win the heart of the lady with the voice of an angel despite her sharp tongue.

Twelfth Night is merry and bright as Aileana and James realize a true connection between them. But when Aileana discovers the reason the Devil forced her into marriage, how can she ever believe he truly wants her?

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My Book Review : 3.5 out of 5 stars, two enemies get thrown into a relationship – can it turn into real love, or will it dissolve after the fortnight is over?

This novel was better than I expected. We have two kind characters who do “bad things” because of

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Feasted On: The Daughters of Amhurst Series, Book 1

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon: Paperback - Pages: 216; Kindle Edition - File Size: 1332 KB; Audible – Unabridged; Audio CD - Audiobook | Expected Release Date: September 7, 2015 | Publisher: Entangled Publishing : Scandalous | Obtained: NetGalley

"The Earl's New Bride" [The Daughters of Amhurst Series, Book 1] by Frances Fowlkes

Author's Book Description : No woman dared to love him...

England, 1819. The Earl of Amhurst has returned to his estate in search of a wife and, more importantly, an heir. Simon Devere isn't interested in some comely, simpering creature. A beautiful woman only brings heartbreak and ruin, and Simon's disfigured visage is proof enough of that. No, he wants a wife who is unattractive and undesirable-and the homelier, the better.

But nothing about Lady Henrietta Beauchamp is homely. She is lovely and sweet... and struggles to mix with polite society when she would so much rather have plants for company. And yet Simon is her only hope for keeping Plumburn Castle in her family's possession. Even if it means marrying a man she doesn't love.

It's an impossible and unlikely match... unless this awkward beauty can bring hope back into a solitary beast's life.

My Book Review : 4.5 out of 5 stars! Simon has been known as the Black Earl ever since he inherited his title and because of the peculiar situation that he was found in during his mistress’s death about 5 years ago. Yet, now that he has “been cleared” of any wrongdoing, his next goal is to obtain a wife in good standing to save his reputation and so he can get an heir. However, life has thrown Simon a lot of bad curveballs, will he consider Henrietta one of those bad ones or the best thing that has ever happened to him?

This historical romance was unlike any I had read before … it was intense … it was sweet … it had a mystery that kept you guessing … yet in the end it was the biggest twist of all that sets it apart and makes it unique all on its own. So, if you want a historical romance read that will keep you guessing, than this is the novel for you!

However, even with all that boastfulness about this novel it was truly Simon and Henrietta that captivated me. I liked that they both have their own “issues” or personal “deformities” to overcome, since it showed how they surmounted everything to get together. In truth, though, they fit each other perfectly in the way they looked at the world and tried to unintentionally protect one another.

In addition, the ending was very special. So, overall, I highly recommend this novel!

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Book Teaser(s) :
Were it possible to marry a house, she would have already done so. A more devoted, committed, and loving wife would never be found. Alas, young women were not granted the consent to marry houses. ~ within Chapter 1
His senses were overwhelmed by the tremors of pleasure her wandering hands unleashed. Her tiny fingers running through his hair nearly undid him. His mind was muddled, enveloped in a cloud of desire-wrought ecstasy.
And this was just a kiss. ~ within Chapter 8

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Sunday, March 28, 2010

This is what you get. This is who I am. Take me now or leave me, any way you can.

Pages: 355 | Release Date: August 2009

"Sleepless In Scotland" [MacLean Curse Series, Book 4] by Karen Hawkins -- Living in 1811 and being in London's High Society, have its consequences if you do not keep up decorum. This is what happens to Caitriona and Hugh when they try saving their siblings from themselves, however instead their plans backfire. Then they find themselves in compromising positions (at least for 1811), and since other people become aware of the situation they ended up in, the two are forced to marry each other.

Even though both do not want to marry each other, Caitriona tries to make the best of it, while Hugh tries to keep her from being as involved in his life as much as he can – especially when that means anything to with his daughters. Now with only a few months together (per Hugh’s “order”), so Caitriona can rebuild her reputation then move back into her family’s home, she has put up with the family she married into, that seems to not want her there, while trying to make them realize she is exactly what they needed. Will she succeed before it’s too late?

4 out of 5 stars. It's the first time I've read a book from this series and if this book is any estimation of the whole series then I would definitely recommend it to all of you! It was sweet, funny, and a great historical romance!!

For more information on this book, series, and/or any of Karen's other books, then please check out her website.

** Title is from the song Imperfection by Saving Jane **



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Saturday, January 23, 2021

Second Sentence Saturday: The Night Before Scandal | @scarscoromance #BookTeaser #historicalromance


SECOND SENTENCE SATURDAY is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Jess of From Me to You ... Video, Photography, & Book Reviews. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab the novel/novella your currently reading or previously read
  • Open to the first page of Chapter 1 or its Prologue
  • Share the SECOND sentence from that page
  • Share the novel/novella's title & its author, so that other participants can add that novel to their TBR Lists if they want

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MY Second Sentence Saturday :

"The Night Before Scandal" [Heart's Temptation Series, Book 7] by Scarlett Scott - [Amazon Book Link]


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