// Digital Reads Blog Tours // Cover Reveal // Frozen Stiff Drink: Braxton Campus Mysteries # 6 by: James J. Cudney

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I should have done this in the morning, but alas, I was tired and kind of lazy. It’s still the day, so without much more delay – read below to see the new cover reveal for James J. Cudney and number 6 in the Braxton Campus series – Frozen Stiff Drink…

I could use a drink right now…lol. I’ve read the first book of the series, it’s entertaining and I really need to read the second one because damnit, you can’t just leave that on a cliffhanger! Should be illegal! Just saying.


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// November Wrap Up // December Reads

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I’ve kind of neglected my blog lately. It is n’t intentional. I’m not in a reading slump, but mostly in a…update slump? Possibly? I did several blog tours and I felt like I was in a little over my head – but I can’t help if there were a few books I was highly interested in, I mean, my inner bookworm was calling for them – who am I to ignore the call? Anyway, this post is a bit overdue, but since we are now getting very close to the end of the year, I need to do this one.

I do plan on doing a writing goal instead of a reading goal next year. I’m SO CLOSE to my reading goal that it’s almost dangling in front of my face. LOL! So, here are my November reads, and my December reads. My December reads are going to be ones I’m currently reading or listening to.


Day Zero, The Last Affair, The Princess Plan and All Fired Up are ARCs for those blog tours I signed up for. My favorite of those was Day Zero. It was a bit slow, but with this kind of plot, it’s kind of expected. All Fired Up was not a bad book for the genre that it was. It is definitely romance, but not too entirely heavy on it, which was what I liked about it. I hate to say, my least favorite were the other two, The Last Affair and The Princess Plan. I was so disappointed with The Last Affair, mostly because the wrap up did not make any sense at all and it wound up ruining the story. The Princess Plan, it wasn’t bad, but I gave something out of the norm a try for me, and while the story is good, I just couldn’t keep a lot of interest, but still good for those that love that particular storyline.

A Wedding in December was another ARC for a blog tour, but that post won’t be up till Dec 10 – but I will say, I liked that story a lot more than I anticipated. What’s funny is that, Christmas is my least favorite holiday, but this book didn’t focus on the holiday which is probably why I liked it better.

Yes, I finally read Throne of Glass after it has been on my TBR list for a long time. I liked the first book – I’m still on the fence if I want to read the second book or not. But I liked it a lot better than I liked the A Court of Thorns and Roses series – sorry guys.

Timestamp and Nothing is Strange are books that were sent to me for an honest review. Timestamp is something I think everybody needs to read. The full title of the book, Timestamp: Musings of an Introverted Black Boy. Read my review though. I don’t want to give away most of it, but I think this book should be read by everybody at least once. Nothing is Strange is a collection of short stories that are beyond odd and I really enjoyed them.


Here are few of my current reads at the moment. I’m trying to get past my reading goal without altering it. I know, I know – reading is supposed to be enjoyable and not goal seeking. I still enjoy it, but it’s an added bonus if I can say that I read 100 books in a year. That may not be a lot to some people, but it is to me. Anyway, here are my current reads for December – one I just finished reading.

Saturn and her Rings is a second installment to Jupiter and her Moons. I did finish that book and the review is up. I’m more than halfway through, Salt to the Sea and it’s difficult to put down. I did buy another of Ruta Sepetys books the other day, so I can’t wait to dive into that one. Coral is a darker retelling version of The Little Mermaid and I’m almost through with that audiobook. The other two, The Fuck It Diet and Behind Every Lie, I’ve only just started, so more on those when I get further into them.

That’s my TBR right now andI’m hoping to finish my reading goal. We shall see! Have a happy holidays, if you celebrate anyway.

// Book Review // Saturn and Her Rings: Sonni’s Story by: BL Mute #BookReview #indieauthor

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Saturn and her Rings: Sonni’s Story by: BL Mute
The Mended Universe Series
YA/Mental Health/Fiction

I’m Sonni, but I’ve been called many other names. Reject. Problematic. Orphan. Murderer.

I didn’t have a plan, never had the luxury. So, when my case worker moved me to Harper Valley Safe Haven as a last resort, I knew I’d leave. I had to. Small towns aren’t for people trying to stay hidden, trying to escape the system and start a new life.

But Six had other plans. I shouldn’t have agreed to help him. I should have ran the moment I saw those eyes, but he claims to know things, stuff no one else would know. My real name– Saturn, my history with the law, and worst of all… he knows who my mother is. Continue reading “// Book Review // Saturn and Her Rings: Sonni’s Story by: BL Mute #BookReview #indieauthor”

// Book Review // Throne of Glass # 1 by: Sarah J. Maas #BookReview #ThroneofGlass

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Throne of Glass # 1 by: Sarah J. Maas
Published May 7, 2013 by Bloomsbury USA Children
Fantasy/Young Adult

In a land without magic, where the king rules with an iron hand, an assassin is summoned to the castle. She comes not to kill the king, but to win her freedom. If she defeats twenty-three killers, thieves, and warriors in a competition, she is released from prison to serve as the king’s champion. Her name is Celaena Sardothien.

The Crown Prince will provoke her. The Captain of the Guard will protect her. But something evil dwells in the castle of glass—and it’s there to kill. When her competitors start dying one by one, Celaena’s fight for freedom becomes a fight for survival, and a desperate quest to root out the evil before it destroys her world. Continue reading “// Book Review // Throne of Glass # 1 by: Sarah J. Maas #BookReview #ThroneofGlass”

// ARC Review // The Shrike and the Shadow by: Chantal Gadoury & A.M. Wright #BookReview

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The Shrike & the Shadows by: Chantal Gadoury & A.M. Wright
Publish Date March 3, 2020 by The Parliament House
Fantasy/Fairy Tale Retelling

Men have gone missing before.

The village of Krume is plagued by a haunted wood and a hungry witch. It’s been that way for as long as Hans and Greta can remember, though they have never seen the witch themselves; no one has.

When men start to disappear once again in the cover of night – their bloody hearts turning up on doorsteps – the village falls into frenzied madness.

Hans and Greta, two outcast orphans, find themselves facing accusations of witchcraft and are met with an ultimatum: burn at the stake, or leave the village forever.

With nowhere else to go, they abandon their only home.

As they venture into the strange forest, their path is fraught with horrific creatures, wild and vivid hallucinations, and a mysterious man tied to the witch’s past.

The Shrike is watching, just beyond the deep darkness of the woods. Continue reading “// ARC Review // The Shrike and the Shadow by: Chantal Gadoury & A.M. Wright #BookReview”

// Book Review // The Braxton Campus Mysteries :: Academic Curveball # 1 by: James J. Cudney

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The Braxton Campus Mysteries: Academic Curveball # 1 by: James J. Cudney
Published October 15, 2018 by Next Chapter
Fiction/Cozy Mystery

When Kellan Ayrwick returns home for his father’s retirement from Braxton College, he finds a dead body in Diamond Hall’s stairwell.

Unfortunately, Kellan has a connection to the victim, and so do several members of his family. Could one of them be guilty of murder? Soon after, the college’s athletic program receives mysterious donations, a nasty blog denounces his father and someone attempts to change students’ grades.

Someone is playing games on campus, but none of the facts add up. With the help of his eccentric and trouble-making nana, Kellan tries to stay out of the sheriff’s way. And if that wasn’t enough already, his own past comes spiraling back to change his life forever. Continue reading “// Book Review // The Braxton Campus Mysteries :: Academic Curveball # 1 by: James J. Cudney”

// Book Review // Turn the Paige by: Roseanne Beck #BookReview

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Turn the Paige by: Roseanne Beck
Published August 8, 2018
Romance/Contemporary

Paige has everything she thinks she wants.

Nick might be the one thing she really needs.

Sometimes the best dreams are the ones you didn’t know you had.

Dr. Paige Ellis has worked hard to make her dreams come true. But somewhere along the way, she lost something important–herself.

Luckily, her dead grandmother is still looking out for her.

When Paige returns home to fulfill her Nana’s last request, she comes face-to-face with an annoying blast from her past. Not only does Nick Collins know just which buttons to push to make Paige crazy, but he also might be the one thing Paige has convinced herself she doesn’t need.

Can Nana and Nick persuade an overachieving workaholic that love might be the best medicine after all? Continue reading “// Book Review // Turn the Paige by: Roseanne Beck #BookReview”