Posted in Did I Do That?, Reviews, Television

Shadowhunters vs Shadowhunters

I just finished reading the Mortal Instruments (yes, I know I’m behind) an loved the book. At the same time, I started watching Shadowhunters on whatever the channel is calling itself now and got into season one so I continued to watch it on Hulu. I have never been so confused about a television show in my life.

I truly believe thegiphy only thing they kept in tack was the characters name and the romance between Alec and Magnus. I think I’ll give it another episode or two to see if I’m going to stick out it out.

I can saw that the actors they chose for the TV series fit the characters much better than the movie did.

 

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The Thing About the Golden Girls

They are inconsistent as all get out but I still love them. In season Rose’s love interest is Arnie, who appears later as Miles. Dorothy’s daughter changes. Blanche’s daughter goes from being married with a 14 year old to a younger, single plus size model.

And it doesn’t matter. It’s like the writer’s had fibro fog or amnesia, but it worked.

Thank you for being a friend!

(Streaming GG on Hulu)

Posted in Reviews, Spotlights

Review: A Raven’s Touch by Linda Bloodworth

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There is a GRAPHIC suicide in this story and there is VIOLENCE. The heroine is going to kill things since she is a demon slayer.

Bullied through high school, seventeen-year-old Justice St. Michaels is grateful for the help of her best friend Moira O’Fhey. Their only wish is to graduate high school, leave the sleepy town of Fallingbrook and all that happened behind them. The Heavens have other plans. Between growths on her back and being involved in explosive school fights, nothing seems to make sense. When an unexpected encounter with Darien Raventhorn causes worlds to collide it exposes the truth about Justice’s real identity. To avenge a family death, Justice must embrace her birthright, and slay a demon before all Hell breaks loose.

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A Raven’ Touch is filled with non-stop action, this can be a tad overwhelming as the reader is trying to process all of the emotions that character’s are going through. Especially within the first five minutes of the book. As a debut novel, Linda was able to keep my attention and her development of the MC, Justice, was done nearly flawlessly. Looking forward to her next book.

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Linda Bloodworth loves chips, like really, ketchup to be exact. Ketchup chips are only found in Canada. Lucky for Linda she lives in Toronto with her husband and three fur babies. In between writing, debating for hours about the Oxford comma, and the misunderstood semicolon; Linda enjoys camping and getting away from the city on day trips.

Website | Twitter | Goodreads

 

Posted in Update, Writing

Maybe Too Much

I’m reading, writing and posting more than ever (on facebook and twitter) and I think I took on too much. I wanted to make 2017 the year of writing and so far I have accomplished that by working on a short story for an anthology and it’s going to be huge guys! Twenty-six authors all together writing about a fictional town in Montana. And I’m having a blast making new friends and really being involved in all aspects of it.

Working with Lust Bites Magazine has been so cool, but I’m trying to figure out how to get more engagement with the posts I make and having zero luck. Although, I did write an article that will appear in next month’s issue.

And I just looked at my email and I have new review requests and a couple of spotlight I need to do. I wanted to keep busy so my depression doesn’t get the best of me but I may have bitten off more than I can chew.

Oh! And I just thought about my newsletter. This is going to be a busy weekend.

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Cover Reveal: Plan Cee by Hilary Grossman

Would you abandon your present for a second chance at your past?

Cecelia Reynolds has spent most of her life trying to forget the commitment-phobic man who broke her heart. It wasn’t easy, but eventually she did it, or so she thought…
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As Cecelia and her husband gather for a friend’s wedding, her perfect world is thrown into complete turmoil. Even though it’s been twenty years since she last laid eyes on Keith Emerson, all it takes is one glance for her to feel emotions she thought were long gone. When Keith ends up officiating the ceremony, she quickly realizes his message of love is directed at her, not the
happy couple. But can she believe him?

We live our entire lives thinking we know ourselves. But do we ever really?

As secrets and lies cause Cecelia’s world to spin completely out of control, she is forced to seek advice from the most unlikely ally. In the process, she must confront the demons of her past and the events that shaped her into the woman she is now. Will she finally learn the real meaning of love, friendship, and family?

Pre-Order Plan Cee now: getBook.at/PlanCee

While this book is a sequel to Plan Bea, it also reads as a standalone. Speaking of Plan Bea, if you haven’t read it yet, you must add it to your TBR list or even better, read it today!

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We live our entire lives thinking we know those closest to us. But do we ever really?

On the outside, Annabel O’Conner has it all – the perfect husband, two adorable children, an amazing job, and a mother from hell! Just when she gives up trying to regain her overbearing mother’s love, an unexpected call turns her world around and makes Annabel question everything she believes about her life.

Could falling in love give a cold, stubborn, and selfish woman a second chance to open her heart back up to her family?

Beatrice Buchanan has spent more years than she can remember distancing herself from everyone close to her. She barely has a relationship with her grandchildren. The only time she manages to have a one way conversation with her daughter is during her weekly fifteen-minute commute to the nail salon. When Bea meets Walter on a cruise she realizes there may be more to life than designer clothes, killer handbags, and impressing the ladies at her posh country club.

As the mother and daughter duo team up to plan “Long Island’s wedding of the year” they confront the secrets and lies that have defined them. This humorous emotionally honest women’s contemporary fiction novel will tug at your heartstrings and the twist ending will shock you.

Purchase Plan Bea here: http://tinyurl.com/z8q7tkb

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About Hilary:
By day, Hilary Grossman works in the booze biz. By night she hangs out with her “characters.” She has an unhealthy addiction to denim and high heel shoes. She’s been known to walk into walls and fall up stairs. She only eats spicy foods and is obsessed with her cat, Lucy. She loves to find humor in everyday life. She likens life to a game of dodge ball – she tries to keep many balls in the air before they smack her in the face. She lives on Long Island.

 

Posted in Release Day, Reviews, Spotlights

Review: Concealing Fire by Siera London

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Dallas Fire & Rescue firefighter, Kendall Raine goes out of her way to avoid male attention. She’s focused on salvaging her career, and the temporary assignment to Key West’s Historic District Firehouse is just the opportunity she’s been waiting for. Unfortunately for Kendall, her hot as sin teammate threatens her focus and stokes an internal fire she thought long extinguished.

Firefighter and former Marine, Cutler Stevens sees beyond Kendall’s disguise the moment he lays eyes on her. As a former Marine, his fighting days are behind him, but gut instinct tells him this woman could use a champion on her side. Cutler likes his life easy and his women uncomplicated, but attraction and curiosity spark a deep desire to uncover what Kendall is desperately trying to hide.

After mother nature forces them together, they surrender to the burning passion between them. Cutler knows one night with Kendall in his arms will never be enough, even if she won’t admit it.

Just when Kendall accepts Cutler as a permanent part of her life, they are both tested when her past follows her to the southernmost point of the United States. How far will Cutler go when he discovers what Kendall is prepared to do to preserve her newfound freedom? Will their decisions protect their newfound love or unveil a secret that will consume them both?

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WARNING: This novel contains some domestic violence flashbacks, may not be suitable for all readers as my cause triggers. Recommend for ages 18+

I could not stop reading this book once I started it. Siera was able to pull me in from the first few paragraphs and had me wondering what in the world was I going to get into. Kendall shows upconcealing-fire2 for her new assignment in Key West, Florida on the worst possible day. Everyone has hunkered down for a huge storm and unless she wants to spend the next few days in the airport, she’s going to need some help.

Cutler is irritated as all get out that he has to go rescue the new guy, but when he finds out the new man on his crew is actually a woman, his attitude turns around instantly.

Kendall is affected by the instant chemistry as well but has instituted a ‘no men’ policy. She’s just gotten away from her abuse ex and she isn’t ready to lay her heart on the table again.

Siera takes a difficult subject and shows it’s gritty side without going too deeply into details, but giving the reader just to know the hell that Kendall has been knew and why Cutler is the breath of fresh ocean air that she needs (her grandma agrees)!

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Siera London, a former naval officer, is a #1 Amazon Bestselling Author of contemporary romance
and romantic suspense. A native Floridian, her love of coastal towns and bustling cities shines through in her sassy and sexy storytelling. Currently, she resides in Southeast Florida with her husband and a color patch tabby named Frie.
She can be found online at http://www.sieralondon.com or on http://www.facebook.com/authorsieralondon.

 

Posted in Fibro, Guest Post, New Year, Writing

ICYMI: Something New for the New Year

The end of 2016 was pretty hard. Who am I kidding, it seemed like 2016 was hard for a lot of people! I know for my family and me, it was probably the hardest hard we have ever had to face, and there have been a couple.

But 2016 is over and we are moving full steam ahead into 2017. A few things that I have decided:

  • I closed my reading group, Arrington’s Angels, due to lack of response/interest. I may reopen it in the future but that is still to be seen.
  • I thought I had Dangerous Turns ready for publication but the more I thought about it, the more I didn’t like it. I felt like I would be letting my readers down by releasing something that didn’t feel finished. So I am pushing it to a Spring 2017 release.
  • Oh and I am the new social media coordinator for Lust Bites Magazine!

Don’t you love how I just casually dropped that last one in there? I am totally stoked about joining this team of amazing people/authors. I hope that I can do them and their readers proud! I will also be a contributing columnist so look for my name to pop up occasionally. I already had my first pitch approved!

If you are an author/blogger that would be willing to talk with me, please email me at lisa@lisaawritesreads.com or by using the contact form.