Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Site Moving

Hello My Wonderful Followers!  I just wanted to let you know my blog is moving and please follow me there!!!!


Since I am getting such an amazing response I'm revamping and getting a little more with it to make it better for everyone!  Let me know what you think!

Friday, April 27, 2012

Review: Solid by Shelley Workinger

Need a great paranormal YA read?  Here is another for you.  Solid is a quick fun read.  I say quick but if my boys give me time I can read a 300pg novel in about a day or so. 

Back to Solid, Ms. Workinger has an amazing imagination. 

Clio is about to go to a "camp" with other kids like her.  None new they had genetic mutation possibilities but there is the possibility.  They are there to discover if they were affected negatively from a drug given to their mothers  while pregnant.  But there is something sinister are they there to be protected or are they going to have to fight for their lives?

It took me getting through the prologue to get into the book, but once I started into chapter one I was sucked into the plot.  Clio is very likable girl even though she is beautiful she is insecure.  Moving from place to place all her life she is always the new girl and has many "first days" of school.  She's learned to rely on her quick quips as her defense for the wall she builds around herself.   She falls in with a group very quickly being almost attacked by juggling fruits including a banana.  Jack the cute sweet guy, Garrett the cocky goofy jock, Bliss the sweet unassuming blond, and Miranda the tough outspoken girl.

Very quick paced and hard to put down this is a definite must go on your "to-read" list.  The next book in the series, Settling is definitely going on my "to-read" list.

Thanks for your time!
Please leave comments or questions!  <3 xoxoxo

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

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Review: Silver Knight by Caron Rider

Diana is a 17 year old girl getting ready to go into her senior year of high school, president of their book club but she has scary dreams every night where she is killed by demons.  One mysterious handsome black haired man pops up in most dreams along the way.  Are these past lives or are they just nightmares.
A priest she helped in the past calls out for help from the Light Warriors.  So she makes a trip to Rome where she feels she is pulled to, to help.

This is another book I had issues with not wanting to put it down so I could get some sleep.  Caron Rider draws you in with events throughout history tying to different characters in the book I find completely fascinating.  I have so many questions running through my head I would love to ask but will probably be in the 2 sequels to follow.

Diana is a strong brave young lady willing to run off to Rome to help the priest she had saved in the seventies.  She faces her fears of meeting the stranger.  She has the support of her BFF and her BFF's boyfriend. 

Alexander has a rich history with Diana throughout the book you will be dying to find out more and more. 

Other characters pop up in the book but to discuss too far would potentially give key information away.

I highly recommend reading Silver Knight.  It is an intricately woven story that will draw you in and you will just want more.  She even took characters I didn't think twice about until you learn more throughout the book.

Hope you enjoyed the review again I love hearing  feedback.
<3 Tobi

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Review: Deadly Offerings by Alexa Grace

Have you ever had a book you couldn't put down?  This is why I read my mystery romance books far apart! 
Anne Mason-Long just went through a rough divorce settling giving her husband more than she should have just to get this done and over with.  The night before she had a girls night out and a handsome gentleman checking her out.  She left since she had "divorce court" in the am and a drunk approached her trying to force her to dance etc.....she is saved by the handsome gentleman.

She is running late to court missed getting her coffee as is another handsome man and boy is he handsome.  She gets to court discovering the man from the night before and this morning are one and the same.  He follows her to the courtroom and come to find out he's her jerk of an ex-husbands lawyer.

Michael Brandt is having a horrible day coffee machine broke couldn't find a parking spot and on....he gets to the break room at the courthouse.  There is a beautiful woman making coffee he pulls the pot out as it drips and fills a cup for them both.  He follows her assuming she is the attorney for his clients ex-wife.  Soon he discovers the beautiful woman is Anne Mason-Long the ex-wife and that his client lied his butt off to him while sitting through the hearing.

After court Anne needs junk food her kitchen is bare so she finds a convenience store that's open.  As she's leaving she collides into a massive solid chest.  Guess who? Yep it's Michael.  As Anne is getting in her car she is carjacked by a masked man with gloves he knew her name and told her he had a private party for them.  Self defense taught her if the attacker is in passenger side to hit something to throw him forward.  She bolts.  Michael had witnessed everything and followed calling the police for her.  He saves her again.

After everything Anne moves to the farm her ex-husbands mother left to her. (because she was the only one who loved it as much as she did and her son would've sold it for gambling money and the girls he'd been cheating on Anne with. Yep he's a winner!)  Conveniently Michael had taken the prosecutors job in the same town and bought the farm close by a few months before. 

Turns out the Carjacker isn't done with Anne and starts leaving her "gifts" on her farm.

Anne is an independent lady who is used to taking care of her self.  She is strong willed and doesn't feel she needs to be protected or taken care of.  She fights her strong attraction to Michael because he was her exes lawyer.  She came to relax and run the farm and get away from everything.  So much for that.

Michael Brandt is tired of being a defense lawyer and getting people off that are probably guilty so he moves to the small town to become prosecutor and persuade juries of peoples guilt instead of innocence.  He is as attracted to Anne as she is to him.  When she says no because he was her exes lawyer he's out to change her mind. 

Frankie is a private detective that Michael hires and gets busted by Deputy Hansen.  There is a strong attraction and become a part of the story to lead to the sequel, which I can't wait until it comes out. 

If you love romance, action, adventure, mystery this is your book.  Be prepared, like a whole day because you won't want to put it down. 

Warning:  There is a sex scene or two but not too descriptive.  Just to let you know.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Review: Kissed in Paris by Juliette Sobanet

I loved this book and the book before it Sleeping with Paris by Juliette Sobanet.

Chloe Turner is sent on a last minute business trip to Paris the week before she is supposed to get married.  Family is coming in to stay with her and her fiance, Paul, and they don't get along.  Chloe wakes up naked in her  hotel room with everything gone but a red dress she would never wear and 3 inch black heels.  She slowly remembers meeting Claude in the bar.
As she is heading to get help she is stopped by the police asking if she knows Claude, the man she had drinks with the night before.  There's been $20,000 moved from her joint account with Paul 48 hours ago so how could they just have met the night before.  They are about to take her in when she asks to use the restroom.  Outside she hears a commotion and the door bursts open with the police officer falling through and a unshaven man knocked him out saying he was an undercover agent and he was the only one who could help her if she wanted to make it back in time for her wedding.  She decided to follow Agent julien Moreau.

Chloe Turner is a controlled lady that doesn't like to lose control.  When Julien tells her to do something she usually does the opposite.  She is fun spirited deep down she just needs to let that part of herself out.

Julien Moreau is sexy agent who is trying to help Chloe get her engagement ring and passport and as much as she can back.  He is mysterious and helps Chloe let go a little.

Claude sexy stranger in the bar she barely remembers but slowly she's discovering he and Julien have a connection.

Paul and egotistical lawyer that is Chloe's fiance and he is a butt head basically.  You will want to knock the man out.

Kissed in Paris is an amazing action romance story I recommend to anyone.  It is quick paced and you will not want to put it down.  I believe this kept me up late at night.  I also love how Juliette tied in the characters from Sleeping with Paris.  Great idea and had me guessing when they would pop up.

Also, I highly recommend Sleeping with Paris.  The first book in the Paris books.  Must reads.

Thanks for stopping by! 
<3 Tobi

MY NEW OBSESSION courtesy of Dina Silver Part 2

The Authors in Bloom Blog Hop it was so much fun.  No, I didn't win the Kindle/Nook big prize but, that's cool!  I have won SOOOOOO much other stuff it's amazing.  My email kept going off yesterday saying congratulations.  My mom and Sis asked if anyone else entered.  I told them there were plenty other contests that I did not win.  So, now the amazing fun list!

An Autographed copy of Silver Knight by Caron Rider!
A copy of Solid by Shelley Workinger!
A copy of The Treasure Seeker by Teena Stewart and A pearl necklace she designed!

The following books I'm getting or have already Received in ECopy for my Kindle Fire
Gate Keeper By Deborah Sanders!
Deadly Offerings by Alexa Grace!
Releasing Gillian's Wolves By Tara Woolpy!
3 YA Novels From Little Prince Publishing!

I'm so excited and thank you to all of the amazing authors that participated in the Blog Hop.  I will do reviews of all the books I'm receiving and and publish them on my Facebook and Twitter accounts!  And I will put reviews on Amazon and Good Reads.
Thank you again I'm so psyched! 
<3 Tobi

Monday, April 9, 2012

MY NEW OBSESSION courtesy of Dina Silver

LOL I have a new obsession courtesy of Dina Silver fabulous author participating in Authors in Bloom Blog Hop.  I'm determined to complete this contest.  Do I need another kindle? Nope I have 2 one the oldy but goody and a Fire.  Should I win I will give my mother the choice of what she wants. (She deserves it and it will be easier on her arms than a book.)

So you go to allll of the authors websites and collect phrases from a poem that is interesting in parts because sometimes it seems naughty and sometimes nice then there's my favorite that reminds me of Buzz Light Year.  Yes I also made the remark to the author who had that phrase.  I'm almost done even though some authors or bloggers are missing things I've contacted the creator of the hop and she said there were glitches and it's OK and she's impressed I'm almost done with the hop.  Happens when your house is down with the stomach flu.

Any who, there is my obsession for the day.  I gave up Sims Social a bit to learn about all these awesome authors I wouldn't have known about if it weren't for the contest!!!

My previous post had the links if you are interested even in finding out about the authors!  LOVING IT!

Blog Hop! Woohoo I'm having fun!



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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Review: Optical Delusions in Deadwood by Ann Charles

We come back to visit Violet and her rag tag group.  She is more spunky but the ground is laid for most characters, so, Ms. Charles can explore more of their personalities.

Violet is being followed by a string of vandalism as she tries to sell another house.  The Carharts house is plagued with a long history of murders.  The Carhart's choose Violet because she is willing to sell haunted houses.

Harvey is still cracking me up but watch out for Russel.  He may pop up in conversation.

We learn more about her Aunt Zoey, who Violet and her kids live with.  She has a history with the Fire Chief.  Can't wait to see where that goes.

Natalie still has her claim "staked" on doc who she thinks she is in love with.

Doc is still hot and steamy. 

The children were more backdrops this time maybe there will be more of them in the next book.

Ok, now a little rant.  I can handle some cuss words the f bomb here and there.  But the four letter C word I don't like.  It was dropped left and right towards the end.  I do believe there are more creative words to use as a descriptive.  Off my high horse.

I hope this was helpful it is very difficult to review a sequel but there you have it.  I'll do kissed in Paris tomorrow or Friday.<3

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Review: Nearly Departed by Ann Charles

If you like a little paranormal, a lot of mystery, some romance and a little comedy this book is absolutely for you!  I loved it.  Girls going missing in Deadwood, S. Dakota that look very much like the main character, Violet's daughter. 

Violet is a great character she is normal with kids.  She has nine year old twins Addy and Layne (boy).  She has insecurities about how her body looks. (after having twins myself and knowing exactly how she feels...it's nice to have a character who isn't perfect) Violet is strong willed, witty and sassy.  Not the typical mom you think of in books.  She is a real estate agent who has a month to sell a house before she will be let go.  With a supportive coworker and an annoying butt headed coworker it's a great base for all the mystery in the book.  However, you will want to beat the living tar out of Ray the butt head.  She has 2 men interested and trying to sell one's house and trying to sell a house to the other.  Also, on the man front is Harvey an older man who's house she is trying to sell and Jeff the father of Addy's friend Kelly.   And no female lead is complete without a bff, Natalie.

Wolfgang man number 1 is the dashing rich boy who hires her to sell his mother's creepy clown filled house. He's smooth talking and gorgeous need there be more?

D.R. Nyce "Doc" gorgeous neighbor at work who she is trying to find a house for.  She doesn't want to be attracted to him but boy is the chemistry there but by the end of the book Natalie (bff) has "staked her claim" on him thinking he's the one.

Natalie bff who is swearing off men but reminds me of the a former friend who always ended up going for the guys I liked and knew it.  Though for Natalie's benefit she doesn't know of the "chemistry".  She is a carpenter so go girl power!

Harvey is hilarious most of the comedy in this book has him in the scene.  He has no sensors on what he says.  And watch out for his Bessie.

Jeff the creepy dad of Kelly, Addy's bff.  His wife is leaving him for another girl so he's on the prowl.

Please go on an adventure with Violet and her family and friends to find out who keeps kidnapping the little girls who look like Addy.   It will be well worth your time I finished it in a day and a half. 

Thanks for your time.  I believe I will work on my review for Kissed in Paris next by Juliette Sobanet.

I'm back

Now having not one but 2 computers back and a new kindle fire maybe I can keep my blog going.  Things are better mom is home with her heartmate which is pushing blood through her heart since her whole left ventrical is damaged.  So that is amazing!!! 
The twins are teething galore which is rough but doable.  Brian this week is participating in Jump Rope for heart to help raise funds for the American Heart Association which is amazing.  Of course the school has another fundraiser going on but I'm going with the one that raises money for AHA and donating equipment to the school.  I've been torn since Brian will hopefully test out of our city Special Education program he'll be going to the school that is for our neighborhood next year.
Later this morning I'll post a review for my book I finished last night.  I want to get my review on here so I can move on to the sequel.  Argh left me hanging....always fun.  I'll also try to go back and do reviews on the books I've read since the last one and my current book which includes Kissed in Paris by Juliette Sobanet on of my fellow chick lit ladies from our group on Facebook.
Well, that is my call I do believe I need to put the twins down for nap soon then I'll post my review while they are asleep.
See you soon

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

The Lack of movement

You know it's bad when nurses tell you to go to the dr.  It's been 6 weeks yesterday since mom's major heart attack.  Needless to say stress in the entire family is high.  I woke up one morning with the side of my neck stiff. I started stretches etc.... to loosen it and hopefully make it better.  Well, 2 weeks later I am unable to move my neck but a fraction.  In training to learn to help care for my mom and her Heartmate 2 last night the VAD nurse told me to go to dr.  I got an appointment this afternoon and had to cancel.  Now I have to wait til 3pm tomorrow.  But at least I got my own dr.  Thank GOD!  There is a Doogie Howser at the practice who think he knows all.  He wouldn't give me antibiotics while I was pregnant with the twins but he wanted to put me on cough meds with codiene!!!  Excuse me?!? Needless to say I suffered until the sinus infection went away. 

I know I'm rambling. I'm sorry, but I started a new book today and I'll post a blog review as soon as I'm done.  I believe after I finish this book and finish my training for caring for mom, every other book I'm going to go back and read my favorites and post reviews on those.  What do you think?

Monday, March 5, 2012

Review: Branson's Beauty by LeAnn Coston

After an accident Connie moves back to Missouri to raise her niece in a safer town than where her twin sister was shot while driving.  Sarah, her niece, witnessed it and is having a difficult time coming out of her shell.  The thing that works is Connie's singing.  Back in her hometown, Springfield,  she wants to avoid the former love of her life Chance, who now runs the Branson show his father and uncle started.  A main singer in the show has an accident and is unable to perform.  Chance decides to call Connie.

This story had amazing potential.  I thoroughly enjoyed the character of Connie in the beginning she was confident and trying to be strong about seeing the love of her life again.  She was strong for her niece supporting her in agreeing to be in the show because it made her niece happy.

At first in the book Chance seemed to think he was a victim too.  Come to find out not so much, but in his eyes he was, in a way.

The story progressed nicely.  Flashbacks for both characters slowly to discover what happened in the past along with the current story for most of the story.

Alas, my heartbreak and the end of the book.  I feel the ending was extremely rushed to an end.  There could have been at least a hundred more pages to progress after Connie and Chance truly discovered the truth to the past and to work on forgiveness.  I do know this is a romance and not real but I feel Connie lost her backbone in the end.  There could be more realism especially with a storyline such as this.

I hope you enjoy my first Blog review.  I have been reviewing on Amazon anonymously but I felt like I wanted to start a blog and get some books out there and to peoples attention.
Thanks for your time!