This Chick Read: The Unyielding (Call of Crows #3) by Shelly Laurenston

The Unyielding is the third and, I think, final book in the Call of Crows series ending the story arc of Ragnarok, or the end of the world. Erin Amstel is the only one who can steal Stutr, the flaming sword located on the Isle of Corpses. A place where crows are definitely not welcome. Up to the challenge, Erin accepts her fate and dives through the mystical door, accidentally bringing her maybe boyfriend Stieglitz Lundstrom with her. This novel, told with a kind of slapstick, frenetic humor, tells of their journey through mythological lands to retrieve this sword from a corpse eating dragon with the hope of returning in time to save the world. It reminded me a bit of Beowulf, if Jeff Daniels and Owen Wilson in their Dumb and Dumber roles were sent out to heroically save the world. Continue reading “This Chick Read: The Unyielding (Call of Crows #3) by Shelly Laurenston”

This Chicks Sunday Commentary: Salon@615- Mississippi Blood book signing with Greg Iles #Sundayblogshare

I was trolling through Twitter and noticed a post by my favorite book store Parnassus Books, stating that Greg Iles, author of the best selling Natchez Burning Trilogy and multiple other novels, would be signing his book Mississippi Blood at Salon@615 at the Nashville Public Library downtown. I looked over at my husband who was sipping his morning coffee and asked him if he’d like to go. He’s a big fan, having read a few of Greg Iles books, including Natchez Burning. We looked up the time and purchased our tickets. We have lived in Nashville for a total of 7 years (combined over two moves) and have never been to the Library downtown. I do have my much used Library card though and use it through the Overdrive app to check out ebooks and audio books all the time I’ve just never been in the physical location. Continue reading “This Chicks Sunday Commentary: Salon@615- Mississippi Blood book signing with Greg Iles #Sundayblogshare”

This Chick Read: The Cage by Megan Shepherd

The Cage has a rather disturbing premise. Six teenagers are kidnapped from earth and held on some sort of alien space station. They are put into a simulated Earth environment and given a few rules. Play their games to collect their tokens, eat to remain healthy, and by day 21 start having sex. If you have a vivid imagination like I do, this premise doesn’t seem too out there, right? This book reminded me of a high school psychology class excercise. If you were stuck on a lifeboat, or deserted island or something, who would you want with you, and how would you react? Each of these six teenagers have things they are good at, one is brilliantly smart, one is a mechanic, one is bilingual, another was a criminal dealing on the black market, and then Cora was a Senator’s daughter who had just gotten out of juvie. Will they use these skills to survive? Continue reading “This Chick Read: The Cage by Megan Shepherd”

This Chick Read: Accidentally on Purpose (Heartbreaker Bay #3) by Jill Shalvis

If a group of friends worked in the same neighborhood, became friends you could rely on, wished on a fountain for love, and then found it, you’d be reading the Heartbreaker Bay series from Jill Shalvis….or watching old episodes of Friends. Regardless, you’d be enjoying the hell out of yourself! Continue reading “This Chick Read: Accidentally on Purpose (Heartbreaker Bay #3) by Jill Shalvis”

This Chicks Take Control of my TBR Update! #TakeControlTBR

Kimberly at Caffeinated Book Reviewer created this challenge to motivate us to read some books on our TBR lists. Reduce those stacks of books, even if they are virtual stacks! This week I had to read one of my ARC commitments, which doesn’t count towards my challenge, so I didn’t get as much read as last week.  However, I still read four books. Look for my reviews in the future!

1) Baron: The Knickerbocker Club by Joanna Shupe


2) The Hunt (The Cage #2) by Megan Shepherd 


3) An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir 


4) Devil in Spring (The Ravenals #3) by Lisa Kleypas


My goal for this challenge was to complete 12 books. I do have a couple more ARC’s that I need to fit in this week, but I should definitely hit my goal this week. This challenge goes through the 31st, so maybe I should’ve set myself a higher number? But then, what’s the fun in setting a goal you can’t hit!  

  • Last week- 6
  • This week-4

Total count -10!

Until next week!

Deb

This Chick Read: Perfected by Kate Jarvik Birch

There are a couple of spoilers in this review. Read at your own risk…

Ella has been born and trained to be a pet. Yes, just like a dog, Ella is adopted by a family, micro chipped and brought home to live in her new home. She has been trained to be a perfect girl, she plays the piano, can make idle conversation, and can keep her own emotions at bay. She doesn’t know how to do the things normal girls can do, like read or swim. She is adopted into a Senator’s family. The Senator who helped pass the bill to make it ok to own humans again. Continue reading “This Chick Read: Perfected by Kate Jarvik Birch”

This Chicks Sunday Commentary: Do Publishers Factor into your Book Choice? #Sundayblogshare

A couple weeks ago my fellow blogger Donna at Chocolate n’ Waffles asked and answered some interesting questions about how, or really IF, a certain Publisher factors into your book choice. I was intrigued by these questions and Donna was nice enough to let me use these in my own Sunday Blog Share. So, thanks Donna!

While thinking about these questions I realized that before I started my book review blog I used to be blind to who published a book. As long as my favorite authors had their books bound, or in ebook form, I didn’t think one way or the other about the whole process. However, once I started blogging and requesting books on NetGalley I noticed how I looked at certain publishers first before scanning the list in general. Continue reading “This Chicks Sunday Commentary: Do Publishers Factor into your Book Choice? #Sundayblogshare”

This Chick Read: Break Out (Dark Desires #1) by Nina Croft 

Synopsis: Two thousand year old vampire Ricardo Sanchez won’t take no for an answer. Irreverent, insatiable, and utterly irresistible, Rico lives for no one but himself…  there’s more romance verbiage, so I thought I was picking up a paranormal romance.  I mean, wouldn’t you? Boy, was I in for a surprise!  A good one though! This book, the first in a series about the suave devil/vampire you read about above, and his FLIGHT CREW.  Yes, you read that right. Break Out is about Rico, the space vampire!  I have to giggle a little at that sentence. Continue reading “This Chick Read: Break Out (Dark Desires #1) by Nina Croft “

This Chick Read: Rock Chick Reawakening (Rock Chick 0.5) by Kristen Ashley

Some spoilers ahead!!

The Rock Chick series is one of my favorite  Kristen Ashley series, and it’s about time Daisy and Marcus had their own story! Daisy has been one of my favorite Rock Chicks, with Hector and Sadie’s story really giving us a little bit more of her back story than we had been given previously. In Rock Chick Regret, we learn through Sadie’s rape and beating about Daisy having survived that same situation with Marcus’s help. Rock Chick Reawakening is the story of the courtship of Daisy by Marcus. A courtship that begins for Marcus before Daisy’s rape, but for Daisy, it starts after.
We know Daisy as the flamboyant ex-stripper with the tinker bell laugh. We learn that she’s also a lady who has had some hard knocks in her young life. A woman who is a stripper who loves her bedazzler,  but she also always has a kind word for others and brightens up the room with her tinker bell laugh.

Marcus see’s her inner beauty and knows she is the one for him. He is destroyed when she is raped before he has decided to make an advance in her direction. His protection coming too late, but his patience in dealing with her demons after that incident shows his inner beauty, even though he is a mob boss. That is something I’ll credit Kristen Ashley with doing so well in her novels. Sometimes her men fall on the other side of the law and she doesn’t make excuses for them or try to paint what they do in a nice light. However, she does allow you to make that choice of seeing their inner goodness, even if sometimes they make rotten business decisions and kill people.

Marcus has always been so mysterious that even though this book was still more about Daisy, it was great to see why her star shone so bright for him. If you’re a fan of this series, you definitely need to read Rock Chick Reawakening! ❤❤❤❤❣


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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”