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Friday, September 2, 2011

What was I thinking?: Fall For Me by Melanie Marks

Format: Kindle Edition | File Size: 83 KB | Release Date: August 2011 | Publisher: ThunderStruck Publishing

"Fall For Me" by Melanie Marks

What was I thinking? : Well, on Amazon.com there are so many great reviews on this short story, and it was only 99 cents at the time, I thought I would give this story a try. Goodness, now I wish I didn't. =0P

My Book Summary : Zoey (Jones) has recently lost her father. Ever since then, she has needed to work as a waitress to help her mother pay some of the bills around the house. Thankfully her longtime boyfriend, Finn, best friend, Riley, father owns the restaurant she works at so it was easy enough for her to get the job in the first place. But soon the other staff members start complaining about how she is getting special treatment, which Zoey doesn't understand since Riley has always hated her, or so she thinks. Even though lately she has had a mad crush on him, but she knows she won't do anything about it.

However, when Finn confesses to have kissed another girl, he tells Zoey that she has a free pass to be able to kiss any other guy she wants. And while the free pass is tempting to use, especially when she keeps witnessing Riley's hot gaze following her around at work, she know she won't cheat on her boyfriend just to make him feel better.

Yet, when Riley makes a bet with Finn that involves Zoey, it looks like she might not have a say in the matter anymore....

My Book Review : 1.5 out of 5 stars. This book had such promise but then it faltered and was never able to recover. Terrible!! Zoey is a nice main character, but she is WAY too indecisive and she second-guesses herself constantly. I know she is in a kinda flux ever since her father died, but it was like she had no backbone at all. Or when she did have a backbone she used it against the wrong people. She was just lucky that Finn and Riley seemed to believe that she could do no wrong.

My only other major problem with this story I had was .... how old was everyone?? I know Zoey mentions that she's 17-years-old but what about everyone else?? I mean okay say they are all the same age, that's fine. But if that's true, what is a 17-year-old, Riley, doing running a restaurant?? I mean come on!! I know his father is away, but does he really trust his son that much??

So, for me, as you can tell, this story sucked! However, like I stated earlier there are a lot of people whom gave this story a great review (5 out of 5 stars at least during the time that I read it), so if you are into YA stuff this might be a story for you. It just definitely was NOT for me.

Book Teaser(s) :
"Yeah," Porcha said. "So, we figured maybe you could go in there and cheer him up."
"Me?!"
"Yeah. He likes you--a lot," Porcha said. "Take off your shirt." She started unbuttoning the crisp white blouse that we all wore as part of our restaurant's uniform, stripping me down to the tank top I wore underneath. "He likes you in your tank top."
"He does?!" I don't know what astounded me more, learning this, or the way Megan and Pocha were acting, as though we were all friends. I mean, usually they were griping at me and swiping my orders. ~ within the story as there isn't any chapters

For more information on this book and/or any other books by Melanie, then please check out her Amazon Page.



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Thursday, August 5, 2010

What was I thinking?: Perfectly Dateless: A Universally Misunderstood Novel by Kristin Billerbeck

Format: Paperback | Pages: 257 | Release Date: July 2010 | Publisher: Revell

"Perfectly Dateless: A Universally Misunderstood Novel" by Kristin Billerbeck ( I read this as a part of Smitten With Books ARC Tours)

What was I thinking? : Well, the cover was cute and the product description that Smitten With Books ARC Tours gave was cute too. I truthfully thought it was going to be a sweet/cute YA novel that I would breeze right through. Instead it was like I was beating my head up against a wall, just trying to finish the book at my normal reading pace, when all I wanted to do was stop. =0P

My Book Summary : Daisy's life is based around her family and her beliefs, with that being said she has a lot of rules that her parents want her to live by. For the most part, she understands their fears, but after seventeen years being the "perfect daughter", she wants to spread her wings a bit more. So, her goal for her last year of high school is to get a date and go to Prom!! It's more so she will be able to say that she went more then anything, but to help her find the right guy she has a 'Prom Journal' to help her out. Her biggest problem is that her parents won't allow her to date, so she not only has to find a guy, but she has to convince her parents that this will be for the best.

Before her senior year, she chooses five guys who she has set her sights on being her prom date. And once the school year beings some of them start getting crossed off her list quickly. But her main person that she wants to go to prom with is Chase. She has been in love with him since kindergarten and he has always been sweet to her. However, she doesn't really know how he feels about her and soon the most popular (and meanest to Daisy) is falling all over Chase looking like Daisy might not have a chance. To top it off a new guy (in her grade) Max has set his sights on her.

In addition, Daisy and her best friend make plans on becoming more noticeable, but in doing so some of the decisions that are made have some consequences that they didn't expect. Will Daisy finally get to have more control over her life, and be able to attend prom with a date? Or will her parents succeed in keeping choosing her life and future for her?

My Book Review : 1 out of 5 stars. I must be a part of the group of people who have misunderstood this book since I just didn't like it at all. I dunno, I mean the message of the book was good. And don't get me wrong I have read some Christian fiction books before and there were a few that I did like. But this one rubbed me the wrong way I guess. I really can't stand "preachy" books and Daisy's parents were very "preachy". However, I will admit that I liked how Daisy dealt with her parents, and she was a good main character. I'm not to sure about her best friend Claire. I really think Daisy should have found a new best friend, since while I thought Daisy's parents were "preachy", Claire pushed her views onto Daisy too and I have never liked that about people.

Side note -- I just have to say ... where can I order myself a Max?! ALSO -- she has a great "fairy godmother" of a boss, which after you read the explanation of him is kind of surprising. =0)

On the other hand, when going to Amazon.com there were quite a few positive reviews on the book -- so those of you who are fans of Christian books might like and appreciate this book more so then I did.

Book Teaser(s) :
Things are not looking from a male perspective. Gil had a girlfriend in high school, which makes me think I need a boyfriend, otherwise how is a guy going to know he has to ask me to the prom? I mean, without a boyfriend, I'm throwing caution to the wind, leaving it all to chance. And that is just not me. I don't take chances.
All I know is the closer prom gets, the more pathetic my life becomes and the tighter my parents' grip seems to be. I am desperately close to losing all sense of sanity. Maybe that's too dramatic for four days of effort, but the results? Ugh, the results!
~ within Chapter 6

For more information on this book and/or any other books by Kristin, then please check out her website.



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Saturday, July 24, 2010

What was I thinking?: Sunshine by Robin McKinley

Format: Hardcover | Pages: 389 | Release Date: October 2003 | Publisher: Berkley

"Sunshine" by Robin McKinley

What was I thinking? : That I liked the review I read on the The Compulsive Reader about this book, and I hoped I would like it too.

My Book Summary : This book is a futuristic fantasy where money is now called "blinks", sorcerers/were-"Animals"/Vampires and more are real, and the government has a society called the Special Others Force (SOF) who keep everyone with a special ability or those who are partbloods (part demon, part human, part sorcerer, etc) registered and controlled --- while on the path to kill every known vampire they come across. But life is not as good as it all seems .... which is what Sunshine (aka Rae) is starting to figure out. She has grown up being "her mother's daughter" which means being as normal as she can be ... she was an average teenager growing up and now she works at the family restaurant as the head pastry chef, known best for her cinnamon buns -- which are supposedly bigger then the size of your head.

One night after work and instead of attending her family's Monday movie night (as celebration of surviving another week), she drives up to her family's old lake house to get away for a bit and enjoy the piece and quiet. What she didn't expect was to be ambushed by a gang of vampires, dragged to a mansion on the other side of the lake, and chained to the wall of the ballroom waiting for her death to come. However, she realizes shortly after that she isn't alone, Constantine (aka Con), a vampire too, is a prisoner as well and she is there so tempt him into killing her. As her luck would have it Con doesn't want to "let his enemy win" by killing her, so she makes it through the night, but when morning comes it is her who has to help him make it through the day....

My Book Review : 1.5 out of 5 stars. Okay ... I LOVED the plot, the main characters, and the world that the author created!! All very good and just for that I would recommend it for all to read too! However, the reason I have given this book such a low score was because the narrator (Sunshine) rambled like there was no tomorrow! I could have screamed sometimes with how it went from the present situation she would be in, then the next minute she would be talking about things that really had nothing to do with what was going on at the time, and some didn't even make since with the plot. In truth I'm surprised I even finished the book, especially since I liked the book (for the most part) when I was reading it, but as soon as I put it down I had to convince myself to pick it back up again .... since I did want to find out how the book would turn out and end. Also, even though I liked the ending, there was too many loose strings so it felt a little incomplete. *shrug* But that may be just me.

Book Teaser(s) :
"I have learned what will work, if anything will."
"And what if it doesn't work?"
"Then both of us end our existence tonight," he said in that impassive we're-chained-to-the-wall-and-the-bad-guys-are-coming voice I remembered to well.
Oh gee. Don't pull your punches like that. I can take the truth, really I can. I said something like, "Unnngh."
"I believe it will work."
"I'm delighted to hear it." ~ within Part Two

For more information on this book, and/or any other books by Robin, then please check out her website.



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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

What was I thinking?: Dark Swan Series, Book 1

Format: Paperback | Pages: 361 | Release Date: August 2008 | Publisher: Zebra Books

"Storm Born" [Dark Swan Series, Book 1] by Richelle Mead

What was I thinking? : Well, I really loved Richelle's Vampire Academy Series so I thought I'd try one of her other series and what a disappointment that was. Blah ....

My Book Summary : Eugenie is a powerful shaman, who's goal is to protect her "world" (and the human race) anyway she can from gentry (the fey) and things from the "other world" who happen to attack, haunt, or just bother humans. The good thing about it is she's a mercenary so she gets to choose which cases to take and gets paid for it. However, after years of being a mercenary, her name finally becomes known by the gentry and her life completely changes. When one of her latest clients needs her to rescue his teenage sister from a gentry, Eugenie learns about a disturbing prophecy that involves her first-born who will threaten the world as she knows it. So, now she has gentry coming at her from all sides ---- to be her unborn babies daddy or to kill her --- a teenage girl to save and she needs to work out who she can learn to trust when her world is turned up-side-down.

My Book Review : 1 out of 5 stars. From what I saw after I tried to read this book is a lot of people had bad reviews about the series too ... maybe not this book in particular but definitely a few books down the line. I liked the book up until the halfway point and then the plot went a way I just didn't like and I got bored with it. *shakes head* Too bad. Basically I never finished the book ... I just couldn't force my way to do so.

My Previous Review(s) for this Author : Spirit Bound

Book Teaser(s) :
Dorian's eyes flicked back to me. "Did you have any idea what a creature of nightmare you are around here? Mothers tell their children Odile Dark Swan will come for them if they're bad."
"Hey, I don't seek them out. I only come for them if they come for me first."
"Interesting," he said, arching an eyebrow. "But if that's how you like it, so be it. I always admire women who know what in the bedroom."
"Hey, that's not what I---" I hadn't realized the extent to which our slang had permeated the gentry world. Theirs was a reflection of my own; things seeped through. ~ within Chapter 8

For more information on this book and/or any other books by Richelle, then please check out her website.



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Tuesday, September 24, 2019

What was I thinking?: No Substitute by Susan Diane Johnson | #BookReview #SusanDianeJohnson

- This was an ARC Read -
Available Formats through Amazon: Kindle Edition & Paperback
File Size: 574 KB | Print Length: 252 Pages
Publication Date: November 30, 2012
Publisher: Pelican Book Group : White Rose Publishing
ASIN: B0181NIQQW | ISBN-10: 1611161983 | ISBN-13: 978-1611161984
Language: English | Main Genre(s): Christian Romance, Contemporary Romance
Format Jess Read This Novel In: eBook - MOBI File
Jess Obtained This Book Through: NetGalley


"No Substitute" by Susan Diane Johnson

What was I thinking? : I have enjoyed other christian romance novels. I liked this novel's cover and its book description made it sound like a novel I would typically enjoy.

Author's Book Description : Former high-school sweethearts, thrown together by a matchmaking teenager, must forgive to find love.

Amy Welsh knew when she came back to the small Washington town of Goose Bay she'd eventually run into her high school sweetheart—the one who broke her heart seventeen years ago.

No longer the teenage boy she remembered, Quentin Macmillan could potentially be everything Amy's ever dreamed of. As she lets him into her life, the hurt she's tried to ignore resurfaces. Forgiveness isn't as simple—or easy—as it sounds, especially after Quentin and Amy discover his teenage daughter has been manipulating their feelings.

Will Amy open her heart to healing, and find the future God has prepared for her?

My Book Review : I'm going to be straight with you, I was not a fan of this novel. Now I'm going to put my professional hat on and TRY to nicely explain to you my view point about it. Yet, it can be hard to do so without ranting a bit so if you want to skip this section that’s okay.

1.5 out of 5 stars. A woman goes back to the town she lived in as a teen in hopes of overcoming her past and the man who left her behind. Yet, what she finds is a yearning for more still ... will she get what she yearns for or finally move on with her life.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

What was I thinking?: Barboza Brothers Series, Book 1

Format: Kindle Edition | File Size: 403 KB | Release Date: November 8, 2012 | Publisher: Sugar Shack Press | Obtained: Smashwords

"Fresh Temptation" [Barboza Brothers Series, Book 1] by Reeni Austin

What was I thinking? : Well, I liked the cover--thought it was cute. And the author's description made it sound like it would be a keeper ... I just wished it was since it wasn't for me.

Author's Book Description : Victor Barboza is a man who has everything but a good woman.

Cara Green has a young son, three part-time jobs, and a few extra pounds.

Their worlds collide as Cara serves Victor at an upscale party in Manhattan, upsetting Victor's ex-fiancee, Alexis, in the process.

Victor pursues Cara, but Cara is not sure of his intentions: Is he using her to make Alexis jealous? Does he just want her for sex? Or is love Victor's true aim?

My Book Review : 1.5 out of 5 stars, this is a novel about finding love in unusual places. I liked the meaning that underlines the plot of this story. I also really liked Victor, or as little, Isaac called him "Big Toe" or "Bictow!"

However, even though I understand why Cara was so paranoid when it came to Victor coming into her life and getting close to Isaac, I didn't like how stubborn, rude, and willing give up on what was important in her life without putting up a fight so easily. It made me thoroughly annoyed with her throughout 90% of this novel.

Plus, I hated Alexis then even more so when everything just turned out fine at the very end with her. Gah! I wish she got mad about what was done to her instead of being so accepting. Which I know makes me seem like I'm being mean, but come ON that girl deserved something bad happening to her.

Then to top it off towards the end of the novel it seemed to go from one scene to start right up within the middle of the next scene, which left me a bit confused about how the hell that happened.

Overall, I just wished it was better. So, I don't recommend it. Yet on Amazon.com there are 27--or more by now--reviews with 4/5 stars and on Smashwords a majority of the reviews have 4/5 too, so who knows you might be like the majority and like it better than I did. *shrug*

Author's Novel Extras :


Book Teaser(s) :
Gary chuckled. “Believe me, rumors were flying when he hired me, too.”
“You mean, people thought...you and him?”
“Yes.” He nodded. “Yes, they did. And it didn’t help that I made the mistake of telling someone how hot I thought he was.”
Cara laughed out loud. “Oh no.”
“Yes.” Gary let out an exasperated sigh. “I won’t make that mistake again. The rumors were already going but I sure didn’t help. That’s when I found out how much Mr. Barboza likes to stay out of the office gossip. He doesn’t care what people say until it affects him somehow, and one of the other partners mentioned it to him. That’s when he sat me down and told me he didn’t have time for drama and he expected me to keep everything private in this office.”
“He actually approached you about it?”
“Yes. But the odd thing is, he thought it was kind of funny that anyone thought he and I were an item.” He chuckled for a few moments then cleared his
throat. ~ within Chapter 8
For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by Reeni, then please check out her website.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Review: Prom Nights from Hell by Stephenie Meyer, Kim Harrison, Meg Cabot, Lauren Myracle, & Michele Jaffe

Format: Paperback | Pages: 304 | Release Date: April 2007 | Publisher: HarperTeen

"The Exterminator's Daughter" [within Prom Nights from Hell] by Meg Cabot

Pages: 48

My Book Summary : Mary is the daughter of an "exterminator," someone who kills anything that is evil and goes "bump" in the night. However, she never expected to have one of those "things" going after her only friend and she won't let it get away with doing so. So, she plans on killing him before things get worse .... but then .... it get's worse. =0/

My Book Review : 3 out of 5 stars. It was cute. And I really enjoyed reading the story from the different perspectives of Mary & Adam. =0)

My Previous Review(s) for this Author : Avalon High | Ready or Not | Victoria and the Rogue

Book Teaser :
"Lila," I snap. "Shut up. Ted's right. You don't even know the guy. Because if you did, you'd never call him gentle."
"But he is," Lila insists, the glitter in her eyes fading to a warm glow. "You don't even know---"
A second later--I'm not even sure how it happened--I have her by the shoulders, and I'm shaking her. She's six inches taller than me and outweighs me by a good forty pounds.
But that doesn't matter. ~ within Chapter 3


"The Corsage" [within Prom Nights from Hell] by Lauren Myracle

Pages: 38

My Book Summary : Frankie and her friends go to a psychic to see what is in store for them. While there, they find out that the psychic is a little--okay really--weird, but before they leave Frankie notices a corsage that she really likes, so she asks about it, then asks if she can have it. The thing though about the corsage is that it’s cursed, and the psychic said that the person who had it before her was able to make three wishes on it, and they all came true ... which makes Frankie want it even more. However, just because the wishes may come true ... still doesn’t mean that they will turn out to be what she wants to happen.

My Book Review : 1 out of 5 stars. In truth I skimmed this one since it really didn't grab my interest at first. However, what I did read of it does make it feel like a scary story .... and not my usual type of reading ... but those who like the "horror" themes might like this one more so then I did.

Book Teaser :
"Is that a skull?" I asked Will.
Will whistled. "Holy cannoli."
"Okey-doke," Yun Sun said, averting her eyes. "If there really is a skull, I don't want to know about it. Can we leave now?"
I took her head in my hands and pointed her in the right direction. "Look. It still has hair!" ~ within the first few pages


"Madison Avery and the Dim Reaper" [within Prom Nights from Hell] by Kim Harrison

Pages: 60

My Book Summary : Madison recently got sent to live with her father and went from being the high school cool girl to her new high school's zero girl. However, she really didn't realize how bad it was until she was at her new schools prom and found out she was there with a guy as a pity date. OUCH! So, when she plans on going home and finds the hot guy wanting to dance with her instead, she plans on making the other guy find out what he missed. But when she gets into this new guy's car, she finds that there might be more going on then what she originally thought.

My Book Review : 4 out of 5 stars. I really got into this story and now it makes me curious as to what happens within the series that this author has with this character!! Definitely gotta check this one out!

Book Teaser :
Josh was watching me when I glanced up. The guy with him was trying to get his attention, but Josh's eyes were on mine. Mocking me.
That did it. No way was I going to call my dad. And I wasn't getting into a car with Josh, either. I'd walk it. All five miles. In heels. And a long cotton dress. On a damp April night. With my boobs scrunched together. What was the worst that could happen? ~ within Chapter 1
Teaser #2


"Kiss and Tell" [within Prom Nights from Hell] by Michele Jaffe

Pages: 85

My Book Summary : Miranda lives in a boarding school where her only really friend is her roommate Kenzi. But during her days off (Wednesday & Saturday nights) she either is apart of her roller derby team or working at her jobs as a town car driver. However, ever since she was 10 years old, she has been "hiding in plain sight" trying to hide who she really is and her special powers. But when her latest pick-up assignment is a 14-year-old girl and the drop-off location is a bit shady, she can't just leave her there. So, Miranda makes plans to get the girl out of the situation she's in and protect her .... but how can she do that when she has no idea where to take her?

My Book Review : 4 out of 5 stars. This story was about a super-powered girl (kinda like Jamie in 'Being Jamie Baker') who is still coming into her own and trying to do what's right, all without getting caught. It was better then I expected!

Book Teaser :
Miranda agreed to let Sibby order her own at the drive-through, then regretted it when she heard the girl saying to the guy taking the order, "Do I get a discount if I let you kiss me?"
"Okay, seriously, were you raised on Crazycake? Why do you want to kiss all these guys you don't even know?" Miranda asked.
"There aren't many boys where I come from. And what does knowing them have to do with it? Kissing is great. I kissed four boys on the airplane. I'm hoping to make it twenty-five before the end of the day." ~ within Chapter 4


"Hell on Earth" [within Prom Nights from Hell] by Stephenie Meyer

Pages: 53

My Book Summary : It's prom night and it seems that everyone is having a lousy time. What they don't know is that there is a demon amongst them, named Sheba, and has plans to make everyone miserable before the night is through, so she'll be able to become a higher ranking demon. And little does she know that there is one person at the prom who doesn't know what he really is, and that he has the ability to completely throw off her game.

My Book Review : 3.5 out of 5 stars. Really not what I was expecting from this author but still really good! It would be great if she would write more books about this world, since I would really be interested seeing as to where it could go. =0)

Book Teaser :
"I couldn't say," Gabe admitted. "Have you seen her?"
Logan pursed his full lips for a minute, as if debating whether or not to say something. He ran a hand nervously across his springy black hair. "Well, I thought I did. I'm not exactly sure, though. . . .She's wearing a white dress, right?"
"Yeah---where is she?"
"I think I saw her in the lobby. Can't be positive. Her face was sort of hard to see....David Alvarado's face was all over it...."
"David Alvarado?" Gabe repeated in surprise. "Not Heath McKenzie?" ~ within the only Chapter



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Monday, September 16, 2013

What was I thinking?: Now & Forever Series, Book 1

Format: Kindle Edition | File Size: 313 KB | Release Date: April 22, 2012 | Publisher: Self-Published | Obtained: Amazon.com

"First Love" [Now & Forever Series, Book 1] by Melissa Johns

What was I thinking? : As soon as I read the Author's Book Description, I was hooked. I just wish it were as good as I had hoped.

Author's Book Description : Emily Stone has moved from her life in Texas to start over in New York. She left her friends and her father behind to be closer to her mother. She just wants to find happiness and maybe a few friends but when Eric Mason enters her life, she knows she wants more.

Eric has been raised to be a professional quarterback. His father has a plan and Eric isn’t allowed to stray off his path but the first day of his senior year, his eyes find Emily and he knows he won’t be the same again.

Struggling to keep a balance between school work, football and a social life, they find themselves falling in love with each other until the night of the Senior Prom when she learns the truth that Eric has been keeping secret from her. Will their love be able to remain strong?

Follow the paths of two different souls as they figure out the world together and find out what their future holds.

My Book Review : 1.5 out of 5 stars. I've wanted to read this novel ever since I saw it released, so when I found it on the free listings I had to pick it up. My only wish is that it wasn't so disappointing. Emily was just so immature and freaked out over the slightest things. Yet, one minute you're thinking she is just this sweet goody goody and within the next she turns into a mean b**ch. Eric wasn't that much better as a main character. I mean yes, he was devoted to Emily, but with his stupid small secrets and his over-demanding father, I feel he was really just swept up in lust not anything meaningful. Together I don't think these two really are going to work out in the long run.

I don't recommend this novel, but I hope for those who read it would like this novel better then me!

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Author's Novel Extras : My First Book | New Information! | Happy Anniversary, First Love!! | The Joy! | First Love on Sale!!!

Author's Series Extras : Writing is tough on occasion! | First Love Pt 2 | Lazy Afternoon | Sad... | Bored on a Saturday Night! | Everlasting Love Description Released!!! | Clip from Everlasting Love.... | Everlasting Love Book Cover!!! | Forever Love | I NEED SUPPORT!!!! | Forever Love Preview - JUST RELEASED!!! | Another Milestone! | HELP!!!! | November | FOREVER LOVE BOOK COVER!!! | Forever Love Description | NOW & FOREVER ON SALE!! | 20,000 Sold! | Release Date for Forever Love | 30,000 Copies Sold! | Hope you are still around! | 35,000 Copies Sold!! | 40,000 Copies Sold! | Just because I love my fans... | Come On! | Now & Forever Series!! | Congrats to the Now & Forever Series!!!! | Now & Forever Book 4!!!!!!!! | Have you forgotten about me? | Summer has Arrived!!! | NOW & FOREVER ANNOUNCEMENT!!! | Great July! Thank You | I'm BAAAACCKKKKK!!! | Football Sunday!!


Book Teaser(s) :
Monday mornings are always difficult. You just finish the weekend and it feels like a lifetime until it comes around again. But, today was different, I knew the sooner I got going, the better my day would be.
I grabbed my jeans and my cute red t-shirt, as I looked into the mirror I noticed for the first time it hugged all the right spots. I still can’t believe the way I was looking at myself. I used to grab whatever wasn’t dirty and be content with that. But, I had a reason to look good. I clipped my hair back, leaving some of it over my shoulders. As I looked in the mirror one last time, I heard a car horn in the driveway.
I didn’t know who it could possibly be this early in the morning. I walked over to the window and smiled, it was Eric.
“Emily, I think you have a ride to school!” My mom called up from downstairs.
I grabbed my school work and headed downstairs with my stuff.
“Wow, Emily. You look fantastic.”
“Thanks, Mom, but really I’m not trying.”
She laughed again, “Sure.”
I hugged her good bye and headed out the door. I smiled at Eric as he got out of the car, “Emily, you look beautiful.”
He opened the door for me and I slid into his awesome Mustang, “Thanks for the ride this morning, you really didn’t need to do this. I don’t mind walking.”
He smiled, “How would it look if I let my girlfriend walk to school while I drove?”
I blushed again, “Girlfriend?”
This time he blushed a little, “I guess I never officially asked you, it’s just I had such a great time Saturday night.”
“I couldn’t agree more with you.”
He smiled, “So, would you be my girlfriend?”
“You sure your dad will be ok with this? I honestly don’t want you to lose focus on football and cause you any trouble.”
“Emily, you don’t have to worry about that. I will handle my father.”
I smiled at him as he pulled into his spot at the high school, “Let’s see if this will answer it for you then.”
I leaned over to him as I gently pressed my lips to his again. He responded very quickly to my lips, tasting them. ~ within the chapter titled 'IT’S OFFICIAL'
As I surfed the web, looking at articles, looking at clothes. I found a lingerie website and was amazed at what was out there. I giggled at myself trying to picture me wearing stuff like that. I definitely don’t think I’m ready for that. I laughed again as I heard my door open, I quickly shut my laptop and looked up.
“Hey Gorgeous, your mom said you were up here, so figured I would surprise you.” Eric said walking into my room.
Mom never had a problem with him in my room as long as I left the door open, which made me laugh every time. She had nothing to worry about.
“Hey you, I’m trying to keep warm I figured staying in my bed would help with that.”
He laughed, “You will get used to it, you haven’t seen the worst of it yet, Babe.”
I sighed, “Lucky me.”
“So, what are you looking at on your computer?”
I blushed quickly, trying to grab my laptop before he could but he was too fast, he grabbed it as he sat next to me on my bed, opening it up.
I wanted to hide underneath my bed and never come out as the website popped up and displayed the sexiest lingerie that I ever seen.
“Wow, Em, anything you want to discuss with me?”
“No, please no.”
He laughed and scrolled through the pictures, “Well, if I get a say, I like the black one, but you look hot in red also, but I will leave the choice to you.”
“Please God, stop, I’m so embarrassed right now.”
“Why, this is hot!”
I threw a pillow over my face and wanted to die. ~ within the chapter titled 'SEASONS CHANGE'
For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by Melissa, then please check out her website.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

What was I thinking?: True Gentlemen Series, Book 0.5

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon.com: Paperback - Pages: 448; Kindle Edition - File Size: 1346 KB | Expected Release Date: April 7, 2015 | Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca | Obtained: NetGalley

"The Duke's Disaster" [True Gentlemen Series, Book 0.5] by Grace Burrowes

What was I thinking? : I am a fan of Ms. Burrowes, liked the book description of this novel, and hoped I'd be a fan of this novel too, but that didn't happen.

Author's Book Description : Noah Winters, Duke of Anselm, exercises the pragmatism for which he’s infamous when his preferred choice of bride cries off, and her companion, Lady Thea Collins, becomes his next choice for his duchess. Lady Thea’s mature, sensible and even rather attractive—what could possibly go wrong?

As a lady fallen on hard times, Thea doesn’t expect tender sentiments from His Grace, but she does wish Noah had courted her trust, lest her past turn their hastily arranged marriage into a life of shared regrets. Is His Grace courting a convenient wife, or a ducal disaster?

My Book Review : 1 out of 5 stars. I don't believe Noah is an awful human being as she states but I agree with the rest of Angie's review. I gave up reading at 37% because I couldn't handle Noah & Thea talking around each other but not to each other. It was aggravating.

Purchase This Book and/or The Other Books From It's Series Here : IndieBound (Paperback) : The Duke's Disaster (Book 0.5) | IndieBound (Paperback) : Tremaine's True Love (Book 1)


My Previous Review(s) for this Author : Lady Louisa’s Christmas Knight

My Previous Mention(s) of this Author's Books/Characters : Teaser Tuesdays: Lady Louisa’s Christmas Knight | Blog Tour - The Duke's Disaster by Grace Burrowes | Spreading the Word & a Book Bundle with Personalized Literary Embosser Giveaway

Author's Novel Extras : The Duke's Disaster - Overview & Excerpt | What’s Afoot with Grace For January 12, 2014 | Afoot Feb 15, 2015

Author's Series Extras : Tremaine's True Love - Overview & Excerpt | Daniel's True Desire - Overview & Excerpt | What’s Afoot with Grace For March 22, 2014 | What’s Afoot with Grace For April 27, 2013 | What’s Afoot for 092114

Book Teaser(s) :

THE DUKE'S DISASTER by Grace Burrowes #teaser -- Read my review here: http://frommetoyouvideophoto.blogspot.com/2015/04/what-was-i-thinking-true-gentlemen.html
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For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by Grace, then please check out her website.

Friday, April 6, 2012

What was I thinking?: Accidentally Yours Series, Book 1

Format: Kindle Edition | File Size: 493 KB | Release Date: February 2012 | Publisher: Self-Published | Obtained: Amazon.com

"ACCIDENTALLY IN LOVE WITH...A GOD?" [Accidentally Yours Series, Book 1] by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff

What was I thinking? : Well, I had just finished "Feral Sins" and because of the star rating I gave that book Amazon.com recommended this book to me. With all of the positive reviews/ratings this book had on Amazon.com I thought this would be an interesting read ... I was sadly mistaken.

My Book Summary : Emma has spent all of her life with a secret friend, a male voice that she has kept quiet, and only she can hear. However, after twenty-two years it's time to part ways between her and Guy (aka the voice). To do so will throw Emma into a dangerous world she's not familiar with, will give her truths about who she really is that she isn't ready for, and will make Emma and Guy both prove to themselves how much each of them can handle. However, when the time comes to each go their own way, will they be able to or want to?

My Book Review : 1 out of 5 stars. I couldn't finish this book because I could not stand all of the whining, secrets, and childish behavior that the main characters kept up throughout this whole book .... or at least up until Chapter 28 where I stopped reading. I do believe the plot is a good one, but I just could not connect to the characters and they were to annoying for me to really like anything about them. The only character I did like was Cimil, but since she wasn't in the book that much I could have gotten the wrong impression of her. *shrug* Who knows.

On the other hand, from what I've read of the book there are a few funny parts and/or sayings, which did help me get through what I did of the book.

That being said I really am NOT recommending this book at all but if you decide on reading it, I hope you'll like it better than I did. =0/

Author's Series Extras : What WOULD Cimil Do?

Book Teaser(s) :
"Why does he have turquoise eyes?" It couldn't be a coincidence that they looked just like the man's eyes from my dreams. Could it?
"Christ, Emma, put it on the goddamned question list."
I followed the boy for what seemed like an eternity but my muscles burned, and, finally, I had to slow to a fast walk. "I...can't...Guy," I panted, trying to catch my breath. "The air...is way... too thick for any aerobic activities."
"I told you, you need to work out more."
"God. You...are...un...belie...vable," I choked out.
"You have no idea," he replied. ~ within Chapter 11
"What's going to happen?" It was a stupid question, I know. Those Maaskab were coming for me and were, apparently, bad enough that Guy's men preferred to fight at this crazy redheaded demon's side than take them on alone. It felt like a competition for the evil, eviler, and evilest. I just hoped my team was the evilest. Go team? ~ within Chapter 20
For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by Mimi, then please check out her website.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

What was I thinking?: Miss Hopeful by Laura Fletcher

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon: Paperback - Pages: 126; Kindle Edition - File Size: 2187 KB | Expected Release Date: September 2, 2016 | Publisher: Self-Published | Obtained: Amazon / Laura Fletcher

"Miss Hopeful" by Laura Fletcher

What was I thinking? : As stated above I was told about this novel being FREE from Ms. Fletcher (the author) and got it through Amazon. I really like the book description and book's cover. Yet, while I didn't love this novel my goal is to always promote the book that I've read, if you don't like my review make sure to check out the extras posted to promote the novel underneath it. So, here we go...

Author's Book Description : Sandra Birmingham is twenty-two years old and has always dreamed of escaping her vigorous and mundane life in Rhode Island. She listed herself in a catalog as a mail-order bride and is hoping a handsome and righteous man is going to ask her for her hand in marriage.


Samuel James Edgerton the older kind, handsome and loving father had been married once and takes care of his sick seven-year-old daughter, Betsy. When Samuel’s father passed away, he was left with no choice but to look for a loyal wife to accompany him and to help care for his daughter. When Samuel first lays his eyes on Sandra, he knew there was much much more about her than the naked eye could see.


They both agree to enter into an arrangement, and soon Sandra finds herself falling in love with Samuel. However, has Samuel really truly gotten over his ex-wife? He has never reconciled his feelings for his past lover but soon finds himself in a situation that he thought he had always wanted. As Betsy’s condition worsens, Samuel and Sandra find themselves hopelessly relying deeply upon each other. What happens next will shock even Samuel himself.

My Book Review : 1 out of 5 stars. A young woman from Rhode Island places an ad for herself as a mail order bride and gets a proposal from a man living in the Montana Territory who wants her to look after his sick daughter. Overtime they form a dear relationship but by then people from their pasts come back and might end up pulling them apart for good...

I LOVED the cover. Yet, I was never a fan of the writing, though the plot held promise. Even though I struggled through it, I was able to read up to 46% reasonably but after that, the writing I couldn't handle anymore and I didn't like the directions the plot was taking me. Therefore, from that point on I skimmed the rest of it, as I was still curious as to what would happen to Betsy.

This novel wasn't for me. So, I don't feel comfortable recommending it. Yet it could be for you if you can overlook the writing style.

Purchase This Book Here :

Amazon (Kindle) USD : Miss Hopeful

Amazon (Paperback) USD : Miss Hopeful
Mail Order Bride: Miss Hopeful
Barnes & Noble (NOOK Book) USD : Miss Hopeful

Author's Novel Extras :

Book Teaser(s) :
"You look so beautiful."
Betsy snorted, looking tired. "I don't believe ya.'" She slowly walked toward the bed, sat on top of it, and looked back at Sandra. "I'm dyin', I know that."
Sandra was taken aback with what Betsy had said. She drew a breath, stood up, and finally sat down beside Betsy. "Don't talk like that, Betsy," she kindly said, affected with the child's lack of hope. "Believe me when I tell you that you are so beautiful." ~ within Chapter 5 - titled 'Sandra'

Book Preview(s) :

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