#BookReview Next of Sin by Lisa Gordon


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I received an advanced copy of this book in return for an honest review.

I did not care too much for Next of Sin by Lisa Gordon. Before this book is to be published it definitely needs to be edited. There are a lot of spelling errors.

The first chapter of this book made the book look promising. It seemed to go downhill from there. There is no mystery in the book about who committed the crimes. It was more of a “I know what you did I just have to prove it” plot. The book did offer some small surprises, but the whole story was pretty predictable. I feel that this could have been a good story if the plot had more mystery or surprise.

*I can not agree with the whole thing about astrological signs. I am a Gemini and I know Geminis, both male and female, and we do like to fish!

I gave the book 2 stars on Goodreads and 3 on Amazon which both add up to : It’s ok

#BookReview Harbored Secrets by Marie F. Martin


 “The best way to go, is just to do it” – Uncle Lanny

Featured imageHarbored Secrets by Marie F. Martin is a book filled with drama from the very first chapter. Do not make the same mistake I did and start reading it before you go to bed! It is a hard book to put down.
The book is about Blinny, a troubled woman, who longs to build her own house. While building her house she is flooded with painful memories from a past she can not escape. Through out the whole book many secrets are revealed. Some secrets are shocking some are very much expected. Martin is good at not giving away the answers to all the story all at once. It is because of this that makes it hard to put the book down.
I wanted to hug Blinny throughout the whole book and tell her how strong she was to be able to deal with everything. I also understood her longing for a place to call her own. We all want to be in a place that makes us happy. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves a good drama. I also would love to read some of Martin’s other works to see if they all carry this type of powerful story.

I gave this book 5 stars on Goodreads and on Amazon.  It was a book I will not soon forget.

#BookNews Next of Sin by Lisa Gordon


I get to read NFeatured imageext of Sin by Lisa Gordon for free, as long as I promise to write a review. My review must be posted on the website Reading Deals with in 2 weeks. I will also post it here, Goodreads and on Amazon. That sounds like a good deal to me! So, this book will be my next read.

I am about Featured imagehalfway done with Harbored Secrets by Marie F. Martin. My mistake with this book was to start reading it before bed. Everything that happened in the first chapters had me hooked. of course this made it nearly impossible to put down and go to sleep.

Gray Days Make Lazy Days


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These gray days make me so sleepy. They seem to drain half of my energy and the baby takes the other half. The baby has also decided that naps are no longer required. I am going to miss my hour of peace and quiet. I also can not wait for the holidays to be over. People get so greedy this time of year. It is as if the “holiday spirit” is an evil force that processes people’s souls. Speaking of greed…I really want to get a Kindle. I have been reading books on my phone and the battery is starting to not hold a charge as long anymore. Enough of my wants and desires…on to book news!

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I have finished all of the books I have received from Goodreads. I am still waiting on three more, two i do not think I will ever get. I have been downloading books from Amazon to read for now. My cousin, Zelmer Wilson, is a new author and has been looking for reviews on his books. A list of his books can be found here.

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The new book I am reading is called Harbored Secrets by Marie F. Martin.  I downloaded it off of Amazon for free. Once I am done my review will be posted on here, Amazon and Goodreads.  I’m always looking for new books to read, so if anyone has a good one left me know!

#BookReview How Not To Run A B&B by Bobby Hutchinson


Just finished reading How Not To Run A B&B by Bobby Hutchinson and here is my review.

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I really liked How Not To Run A B&B by Bobby Hutchinson. The book is about Hutchinson’s real-life adventures of running a bed and breakfast. The book tells of her many different guests and her experiences with them. At the end of each chapter there is a recipe or some words of wisdom. This is an easy read, I was able to finish it in two days. This is basically a book of short stories.
My biggest dislike about this book is the way the recipes or words of wisdom were thrown randomly at the end of the chapters. I would of preferred if there were only recipes or only words of wisdom. Even if the recipes and wisdom were alternating at the end of each chapter it would fit together better.
I look forward to trying some of her recipes. They sound yummy! I also would love to visit her bed and breakfast one day. Bobby Hutchinson  has also written many romance novels. A list can be found on Goodreads. https://www.goodreads.com/author/list/28049.Bobby_Hutchinson

I gave the book four stars on both Amazon and on Goodreads.

Stone City: Life In The Penitentiary


This sounds like a very interesting read!

Originally posted on Steven D. Jennings:

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Riots, violence, hustling, tattooing, shooting heroin, smoking weed, making pruno, revenge, love, family, redemption…this book has it all. Eighteen years into a 43 year sentence, Steven Jennings takes you inside this hidden society and truly exposes the realities of prison life.

The images within the pages of Stone City are straight from the depths of prison society, raw and uncensored. They were taken with illegal cellphones that were smuggled in by inmates.

In a world full of misconduct, it’s extremely hard to go legit, yet necessary to become a productive member of society. Can Steven truly change his ways inside such a hostile environment? See for yourself inside the gripping pages of
“Stone City: Life In The Penitentiary.”

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#BookReview of Xoe: or Vampires, and Werewolves, and Demons, oh my! by Sara C. Roethle

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Sara C. Roethle reminds me of a younger version of Kim Harrison. Her book “Xoe: or Vampires, and Werewolves, and Demons, oh my!, the first book in the series, is similar to Harrison’s fantasy land. A land where both humans and mystical creatures live among each other.
The book is about how Xoe, a teenage girl, discovers that mythical creatures exist and are living in among her. Xoe must learn to accept their existence while keeping her friends safe and also dealing with her own secrets. The book is similar to the popular Twilight series as there are vampires and werewolves in a high school setting. Roethle takes it a step further by adding more creatures and keeping it somewhat friendly between them. The book is more for younger, tween audiences. It is a pretty easy read, I was able to finish it in two days. I enjoyed the book and would like to read Roethle’s next book in the series to see how she keeps the storyline going.
 I gave the book 4 stars on Goodreads and Amazon I really enjoyed the book. It is nice to read something that is not so heavy on my emotions once in a while.

Potty Training Adventures ~ Mystery of the Poop


Following the successful potty training day we had a couple days ago, my baby would like to announce that she also poops the letter “L”. I will not be posting pictures of her great success, mainly because it is a little gross. I am wondering what letter will come out of her butt next. Is it some kind of code? First the letter J and now L. I am wondering if the first ever poop which was called a frog and then a sheep has anything to do with it. Only time and the next bowel movement will tell. Now in other news….

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We attended the Toys for Tots parade yesterday. This is the best parade in Chicago. There were 100’s of bikes. It seemed smaller than last year, but still amazing. So many different motorcycles and unique helmets. I hope to actually ride in it one day. Featured image

I have started reading “Xoe: or Vampires, and Werewolves, and Demons, Oh My!” by Sara C. RoethleI have always loved fantasy books as loFeatured imageng as they are not too much into fantasy. I like to see the real world mixed into the story as well.  So far this book is exactly what I enjoy!