This Chick Read: Recipe for Kisses by Michelle Major

Chloe Daniels past definitely affects the decisions she makes in her present. She owns a semi successful toy store, but hires women who need help getting a new start in their lives. Ben “The Beast” is a celebrity chef who has gotten famous for his loud voice and obnoxious behavior in the kitchen. He moves back home and decides that the location of his new restaurant would be perfect where Chloe’s toy store resides.  You can guess what happens next, but not the impact they have on each other’s lives. Continue reading “This Chick Read: Recipe for Kisses by Michelle Major”

This Chicks Take Control of my TBR update! #TakeControlTBR

I had joined Kimberly from Caffeinated Book Reviewers challenge to clean up my TBR list.  The challenge started on 3/1, but I didn’t see the post until a few days into the month. Regardless of my late start, here is my tally for the week.

My goal? 12 books. Hmmm, maybe I should’ve set a higher goal….

1) Victoria Schwab –This Savage Song ❤❤❤❤

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This Chick Read: Gemina (The Illuminae Files #2) by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Gemina takes place on space station Heimdall, which if you’ll remember from the first novel is where the Hypatia (the ship our heroes from Illuminae are on) is traveling. Hanna is the space station managers spoiled daughter. Bored, Hannah is scoring some drugs for a party with her friends when Bei Tech strikes the station. Hanna, her drug dealer friend Nick, and his paraplegic cousin Ella are the only ones not being held hostage. It is at this moment that daddy’s little girl turns into trained warrior with a ferociously sassy attitude, and She Kicks Ass!  Continue reading “This Chick Read: Gemina (The Illuminae Files #2) by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff”

This Chicks Sunday Commentary: Do book signings influence reviews? #Sundayblogshare

I look back to when I posted my first review and think about how much more books are a part of my life now.  Up until last year I had never been to a single book signing! Last year my sister and I decided on a whim to go to the RT Convention in Las Vegas. We had a blast!  I met some authors that I liked, some I’d heard of and some I’d never heard of but got a free book and decided what the hell, this looks pretty good so I’ll try it! I came away with over 100 books and did not make much of a dent in that pile this year. Continue reading “This Chicks Sunday Commentary: Do book signings influence reviews? #Sundayblogshare”

This Chick Read: Fate of Flames (The Effigies #1) by Sarah Raughley

Set in a contemporary world  where cities and citizens are attacked by phantoms. Four young women called Effigies fight against these beings until death when a new Effigy gains her powers and rises up to be a protector. Maia surfs fan sites and knows all the trivia about these girls, idolize girls them and putting them on pedestals. Continue reading “This Chick Read: Fate of Flames (The Effigies #1) by Sarah Raughley”

This Chick Read: Murder of Crows (The Others #2) by Anne Bishop

Cassandra sangue, Meg Corbyn, is still working as the Human Liaison to the terre indigene in the Lakeside Courtyard. Simon, her boss, wolf, and new friend, has come to realize how delicate Meg is in comparison with the Others living in the compound and he guards that fragility ferociously. Meg’s prophecies are happening pretty regularly, not always requiring a cut, but sometimes that prickly feeling is so fierce that she is compelled to slice herself, disregarding her own safety. Her visions are full of violent images and the terre indigene of the Lakeside Courtyard have learned not to ignore what she says, as she has saved their lives before. It becomes apparent that a war between the terre indigene and humans is near when a drug poisons their food making them helpless in the hands of their human murderers.

This novel lacks the humor of the first novel, although watching Meg and Simon tiptoe around each other is pretty funny, both completely clueless about their feelings, and how to act. The first book was about Meg and her safety, but this novel took an even darker turn on a larger scale. We are given an inside look at the unsavory business that holds the cassandra sangue hostage, and because we have come to care so much for Meg and love her innocence, we can’t help but be horrified at what she might have gone through while living in captivity. As this story unfolds, even though the terre indigene can be truly frightening, it’s the humans and their lack of humanity that have become the monsters.

Anne Bishop deftly intertwines storylines told from several perspectives and when those stories merge, the impact is jolting leaving the reader hanging off the edge of  their seat eagerly grabbing for the next book in the series.  A paranormal thriller at its best. ❤❤❤❤❣

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Copyright 2017 Deborah Kehoe A Chick Who Reads All a rights Reserved

This Chick is joining the Take Control of your TBR Challenge! #TakeControlTBR

I saw this blog post on the Caffeinated Book Reviewers blog and had to join up!!  In the month of March the challenge is to reduce your TBR pile. Read any book published before March 01 2017 and then log them into her website. I am joining at current count, almost 50 other random bloggers and friends of Kimberly’s. Fun!

There are a few rules I must follow:

  • I can’t include any novellas, all books must be over  100 pages.
  • Begins midnight March 01 2017 and ends March 31, 2017 ( I’m late getting started I know! Luckily I’m a fast reader!)
  • Post a review to Goodreads or on my blog and then link to rafflecopter to win prizes.  Yes, prizes!!  Watch out folks, I am pretty competitive! Lol. 😏
  • Use #TakeControlTBR
  • Post updates and results on my blog
  • Read, read, read!

Considering I have 183 books on my kindle, belong to the Uppercase monthly Book Club and am about 6 months behind on reading those books AND I have a stack of other books I’ve bought, I think I have a good stash to choose from. ☺️

A sample snapshot of my kindle loaded with unread books!

Goals: I’m going to keep it simple. My goal is to read 12 books this month off of my TBR list. I do have a couple of ARC commitments I have to get to that won’t count against this tally since the books don’t come out this month, but I think I can get to twelve.  

First up is This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab.

Wish me luck and if you have the reading stamina, join up!  I love a good competition! Come on, let’s read! What’s your first book?



This Chick Read: Silence Fallen (Mercy Thompson #10) by Patricia Briggs

Mercy Thompson, one of my favorite paranormal/fantasy heroines of all time, gets herself kidnapped and almost killed. Waking up in Italy, a captive to a renaissance era vampire lord isn’t how Mercy had planned to visit Europe. Not being able to feel her bond with her mate Adam, and the Columbia Basin werewolf pack almost put her in a tailspin, but it doesn’t stop her from planning her escape and successfully fleeing her captivity. Of course not everything goes smoothly, and being related to Coyote, the king of chaos, you know Mercy isn’t going to be sitting quietly waiting for Adam to come pick her up. Somehow, Mercy jumps from the frying pan into the fire, and manages to break up a sinister vampire plot. Told from both Adam and Mercy’s perspective, you got a real feel for their bond and love for each other.

Silence Fallen’s plot was so intricately woven. Adam flies to Italy to “rescue” Mercy, but she’s not there anymore and he has to beat back his wolf in order to have a politically motivated meeting with the Vampire who almost killed his mate. You could practically hear the growl in Adams voice as he choked back his anger, fears and frustrations. In my opinion, we learned too much about the dynamics of a vampire seethe. Stefan and Marsilia’s past history in Europe was kind of interesting but I learned more than I probably needed though I’m sure that will come into play in future books. 

Mercy always faces every challenge with a clear voice, but this time I heard a little bit of tiredness come through. Truly, if I were her, I would be saying, really? Again? Can’t I have some peace? Usually she just rolls with the punches. This time it seemed to take a little bit out of her. It makes me wonder what’s next for this character, and is the author also getting tired? I hope she has a lot left in her because I am not tired and could read Mercy’s story until she and I are in our 80’s!  ❤❤❤❤

I received a copy of this book through NetGalley for my honest review.

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Copyright 2017 Deborah E Kehoe A Chick Who Reads All Rights Reserved

This Chicks Sunday Commentary: It’s Not Just a Change in the Weather… #sundayblogshare

It’s 67 degrees in Nashville, TN. The crocus and daffodils are blooming, people are outside excercising and walking their dogs. My husband and I spent a couple of hours in the convertible driving around the city, seeing the sites and watching the people mill around downtown having lunch outside and listening to live music. A gorgeous day! My doodlebuddy Nash, loves his rides in the convertible too!

My Goldendoodle Nash and my hubby!

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This Chick Read: Managed (VIP #2) by Kristen Callihan

Gabriel Scott became friends with an unruly group of boys in boarding school. When they started a band, he became their manager and helped them become one of the biggest rock bands of their time. When one of the band members tries to commit suicide Gabriel feels responsible. He should’ve seen how Jax was hurting and should’ve been able to prevent it. Instead of acting out, as Killian did in ‘Idol’, Gabriel has shut off all emotions. Continue reading “This Chick Read: Managed (VIP #2) by Kristen Callihan”