A very difficult post 

This is going to be a very difficult post to write. As most of you know, I struggle with various health issues. I get migraines, have anxiety, and also have eye issues. Lately I’ve been experiencing blind spots in my vision. It’s very scary if you haven’t had these yourself. It’s usually like this fuzzy circle and you can’t see but let’s say half of someone’s face. When this happens you just have to go lay down in the dark and wait for it to pass. Here recently, I had this on the 24th and then again last night. I just don’t know what to do for it. I’ve been to three doctors who all say I’m fine. I’ve charged up my credit card making appointments and having tests run just to be told I’m fine. One doctor told me that I just wanted there to be a problem….needless to say….I left there in tears. I tried getting new glasses even though it was barely a change from my old prescription. I even spent extra and got the anti reflective lenses thinking that would help….but no. Usually following these blind spots, I’ll get a massive migraine. The one on the 24th lasted for five days. I say all this to post that I’m just going to have to give up reading and blogging until something changes. I have difficult reading and being on screens so I don’t want to make it even worse. I could use advice and prayers. I don’t know what else to do….I cannot afford to go get an MRI or CT scan. There’s just no telling how much that would cost. I would love to stay and continue to blog but I’m just not able to at this time. I just hit my goal of having 1,000 followers and I can’t tell you all what that means to me. All the comments, likes, shares, follows, etc. it makes my entire day. Thank you all for allowing me to be in this awesome community and I hope one day to return. ((Hugs))

Update:

I ended up going to the Emergency Room Wednesday night because I had a blind spot and my speech was affected. I had a CT scan of my head/brain done and they didn’t find any masses, tumors, brain bleeds, or signs of stroke. So that’s good news for sure. They think I’m having ocular migraines also with regular migraines. YAY me…..Please continue to pray for my vision, migraines, and just overall health. This is beyond stressful and I really need my book/blogger/Internet family behind me on this ❤ *Hugs*

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Christmas Characters Tag

Christmas Characters tag was created by Anthony at Keep Reading Forward. All graphics also belong to him. Although all these prompts are about Holiday Traditions & Memories, if you have the opportunity to put in something book related, feel free to do so!

Rules:

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Santa Clause
A Gift You Received or Want This Year

I’d love to receive this 1,000 piece jigsaw puzzle. It combines my love for reading and puzzles into one!! How awesome is that!

Mrs. Clause
A Favorite Holiday Treat to Have Every Year

Grinch Juice!!!! My sister in law makes this punch and we call it Grinch juice. It’s green sherbet, pineapple juice, and ginger ale (I think that’s right….)

Ghost of Christmas Past
A Holiday Memory from Your Past

PASS. My brain is too sleep deprived so giving this one a pass lol

Buddy the Elf
“The best way to spread Christmas Cheer, is singing loud for all to hear.”
A Holiday Song You like to Sing Each Holiday Season

What song DON’T I like to sing lol!! I love Christmas music and sing it year round. I can never get enough. If I had to pick a favorite…..it’d probably be “Mary, did you know?”

Misfit Toys
An Unpopular Toy You Really Wanted to Get One Year

It’s not unpopular to other people but I’d love to go on the Walking Dead set tour. My family just doesn’t get why I like that show lol!!

Grinch
A Moment When Your Heart Grew Three Sizes

Anytime I hear about someone doing something for a person in need….It’s even better when they don’t have to film it or announce it to everyone to get the recognition.

Jack Frost
A Tradition You Like to Do Every Winter

Making s’mores on the fireplace. They’re just so delicious!!!

Hero Boy
A Moment You Believed in a Holiday Wish/Miracle

Check out my answer for the Grinch prompt ^

Cindy Lou Who
A Favorite Holiday Tradition

Every Christmas for the meal we do finger foods with chips and dips. It’s so much fun and we enjoy it so much more than the traditional Christmas meal. ((We eat the traditional food for Thanksgiving))

Frosty the Snowman
A Memory Involving Snow or A Memory You Would Like to Have Involving Snow

I live in Texas so we don’t get much snow, but I remember one year we actually got snow on Christmas morning. It was so beautiful and we all talked about it for years afterwards.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
A Holiday Activity You Like Doing

Looking at Christmas lights. I love seeing all the cool light decorations everyone puts up. Have you seen that show on TV called The Great Light Fight?! I can’t imagine how much their electric bills are lol!

Ebenezer Scrooge
“Bah, Humbug!”
A Favorite Holiday Saying or Quote

Literally anything from the movie Elf lol!!!! I’m obsessed with that show and watch it every year!


If anyone reading this wants to be tagged, consider yourself nominated!!!

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The ABC Book Challenge | G

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I saw this book challenge/tag floating around the blogger world and just had to join in. This looks like such a fun feature!! What better way to share your book favorites?! I’m not sure where this originated from, if you know please leave a comment below so I can credit them.


*Clicking each cover will take you to its Goodreads page.*

Memorable Titles That Start With “G”

Getting Schooled (Getting Some, #1)

Words cannot express how much I loved this book. GAHHHH!! It was perfection!! I could read it over and over without getting tired of it.

Glass Sword (Red Queen, #2)

This book had me on the edge of my seat for literally every single page!! I’m not even kidding. It was so much more than I expected from a sequel.

The Great Pursuit

I don’t know what happened but I fell in love with EVERYONE in the book. I wasn’t feeling a lot of relationships in book one but somewhere along the way I fell in love with ALL of them.

Books Starting With “G” On My TBR

The Goal (Off-Campus, #4)

I still can’t believe I haven’t read this one yet. I really enjoyed the first 3 in this series so I need to hurry up and read this to wrap up everything.

Grin and Beard It (Winston Brothers, #2)

I just love the covers to this series. They’re so much fun!!

The Good Luck Charm

I have yet to read a book by this author. I also want to read her Pucked series. Just need to find the time to read all these.

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Review: Arrow’s Hell by Chantal Fernando

Arrow's Hell (Wind Dragons MC, #2)

Arrow’s Hell by Chantal Fernando

3 Stars

This is another case of liking the story but not so much the couple. More specifically, the main guy Arrow. I think you can be an alpha and still be respectful and loving to your significant other. An alpha to me is protective, sometimes too much, but he’s not a jerk to his other half. I ran into issues with Arrow thinking he could do whatever he wants but Anna, his love interest, was on a short leash. To give you a bit of background, Arrow is a member of the Wind Dragons motorcycle club. Another member of the club is Rake. Rake’s sister, Anna, moves back to the area and falls for Arrow quite quickly. It almost felt like insta-love, maybe more so insta-lust. Their attraction was immediate but because of Anna having a brother in the club and Arrow having some major issues, they tried to fight their feelings.

What I enjoyed most was the club. I loved their closeness and how they always had each other’s back. I appreciated their self made family. It was also nice seeing the first couple from book one. It always great seeing how other couples are doing in future books within a series.

It was also fun getting a look into the rival motorcycle club. I’d love for them to get a book series as well. What can I say…I love motorcycle romances.

While I don’t agree with everything that went on in the book, I feel that’s pretty typical for stereotypical bikers and their relationships. Most women don’t take much of a role within except for the domesticated parts. I hated how Arrow didn’t trust Anna with some things. I get the club is involved in dangerous things so he doesn’t have to say very many details but come on, give her something to go with. Also Arrow had a habit of having women all over him or on his lap and he had “no idea” they were even there……seriously? I just didn’t buy it.

Overall, I liked having another couple added to the MC family but they just weren’t my favorite. I’ve mentioned my issues with Arrow and as far as Anna goes, she took some really stupid, unnecessary risks. I couldn’t believe half the mess she did. You’d think she would stop and think but nope….

I am excited to continue with this series and finally get to Tracker’s book. I’m hoping someone can tame him because he’s all over the place lol. Same goes for Rake, Anna’s brother. They both need their happily ever after.

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Guess That Synopsis | 2

Guess that Synopsis

I’m sure I’m not the first one to come up with this idea BUT I haven’t seen it floating around. I thought this would be a fun idea to try and guess what a book is about strictly based on the cover. If you or someone you know is already doing this, that’s 100% great!! I’m not trying to steal your thunder by any means. To my knowledge, I haven’t seen this so I came up with my own title and decided to post it. If you want to join in, feel free to do so 🙂

I’ll be grabbing books from Google, Goodreads, friends, etc. At the end of my guess, I’ll post what the book is actually about and see how close I was. Alright, let’s get started!!!


The Book:

Irish Crown

My Guess:

Okay, first off….*wipes drool off my chin* This cover is HOT!!!! I get the feeling this guy is a MMA fighter. I feel he’s this super bada$$ guy who everyone fears. I also think this is a romance and there will be a girl who maybe needs protection from an ex boyfriend or something??

Actual Synopsis:

It was one night together.

I wasn’t supposed to see him again.
I never thought I would.

And then, the six foot three cement graffiti wall of badass strides back into my life, and does it full force.
Now he’s protecting me from his past and I’m protecting myself against the heated chaos he erupts in my body. It doesn’t help that he can do playful and sweet, when he’s not doing bossy.

But the overly confident, playboy Deaglan Kane is danger, has no boundaries, and is totally off limits.

And I know behind his walls there’s a man with a dark and damaged past.
A man more dangerous. A man who may be the greatest threat of all.

The Irish Crown.

Verdict:

So….I didn’t quite nail this one lol!!! This IS a romance and he IS protecting her so I get partial credit right?!?!? Oh and it literally says he’s a bada$$ in the synopsis. More points for me!!! lol!!


Shout out to Nicole for providing me with the book for this week’s edition. Let me know what you think about this post in the comments below. Did you think I did a good job guessing the synopsis or was I totally off base in your opinion??

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My Bookish Christmas List

Books are at the top of every bookworm’s Christmas list. I’m no exception to this and have quite a few books on my list this year. As most of you know, I’m making the switch to e-books from physical copies. This is due to eye issues and physical print causing me such painful headaches/migraines. I’m a huge fan of physical books otherwise but this is just what I have to do to continue with this hobby of mine. Kindles allow you to change the font, font size, backgrounds, etc. It’s just what I need these days so that’s why I’m making the switch.

With all that being said, I have quite a few books on my wishlist and since they’re usually cheaper than physical copies, I can get more bang for my buck!!

Here are the books in no particular order:


Kept by the Viking (Forgotten Sons, #1)

This book intrigues me so much!! Even though the cover makes it look like his head was photo-shopped onto that body….I still want to read this lol!!!

Getting Schooled (Getting Some, #1)

Yes I’ve read this one already BUT it was so amazing that I must have a personal copy. I could read this over and over.

Royally Yours (Royally, #4)

This series is soooo good by Emma Chase. I own all the books except for this one. Can’t wait to get to it!!

Secondhand Bride (McKettricks, #3)

This book and the next are part of a series that I fell in love with a long time ago. I could read these over and over too. Such an amazing historical romance series!! I own book 1 and 4 of this series so I need 2 and 3 🙂

Shotgun Bride (McKettricks, #2)

This is book three that I mentioned previously ^

A Court of Frost and Starlight (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #3.1)

This series holds such a special place in my heart. I must have this to add to my collection. It’s top priority lol!! I just wish that price would drop because it’s currently $8.54

The Assassin's Blade (Throne of Glass, #0.1-0.5)

I’ve slowly been purchasing all of Sarah’s books and have 2 left to go. Do these ever go on sale?!! *sigh*

Park Avenue Prince

This author’s books are so hard to get a hold of. My library doesn’t have any, their Overdrive account doesn’t have any, I don’t see these at used book stores, etc. I only own one from her which is the first in this series called King of Wall Street.

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R.S. Grey. I literally want to own every book this woman writes haha. I currently have Not so nice guy, Anything you can do, and The allure of Julian Lefray.

Only You (One and Only, # 1)

This is another author whose books are super hard to get my hands on. I have yet to read anything by her but I just know they’re going to be awesome.

Dearest Series Boxed Set (Dearest, #1-3)

Lastly, I found there was a boxed set for the Dearest series by Lex Martin. That’s definitely going on my wish list for this year. I read Reckless by this author and was BLOWN away.


Which books are you asking for this year? Let me know in the comments below or link me to your blog post if you’ve made one 🙂

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Review: Hotshot Doc by R.S. Grey

Hotshot Doc

Hotshot Doc by R.S. Grey

3 Stars

This review is for an ARC and is my unbiased, honest opinion.

First off let me start by saying 3 stars is a solid rating. I know 3 stars gets a bad reputation but honestly, it’s still a great rating. For me 3 stars means that I liked it. I didn’t love it and I didn’t hate it. It was still a nice read but it just didn’t blow me away like the others I’ve read by this author. When I read R.S. Grey I anticipate a romantic comedy with plenty of steam. Hotshot was different from her usual writing that I’ve come to know and love. While it’s totally fine for the author to switch things up, I found myself missing those moments where I would laugh so hard that I had to close the book and regain composure. Or those moments when the book gets super steamy and you have that sly grin on your face hoping no one is looking at you.

For the first half of the book not much went on. I kept wanting to flip through the pages to get the story going. I also struggled with Dr. Russell aka Matt. He just didn’t do it for me. I kept wanting Bailey to move on and find someone else to connect with. Quick heads up:this is a slow burn romance. We really take our time getting to know the two main characters and learning about their lives before they dive into anything romantic. Once we got deeper into the story, I started to sympathize more with Matt. I realized why he was the way he was BUT I still wasn’t swooning over him. I just think he wasn’t the man for me sadly.

I loved Bailey, the other main character. She was such a sweetheart!! I loved how she put everyone else before her. It spoke so much to her character that she would raise her little sister and make sure she had everything she needed before even thinking about something for herself. I also felt bad for her at times because we all need someone to look after us from time to time too. It’s hard to always be the strong one or the one always making sacrifices.

The star of the book for me was Josie. Josie was Bailey’s little sister who loved to read and was desperate for her sister to find her happily ever after. I loved all the nosey questions she would rapid fire at Bailey and Matt. It was just plain adorable. I could also appreciate her love for Grey’s Anatomy. I would totally hang out with Josie any day!

Overall, I liked this story. The last portion of the book was the best part in my opinion. All these walls were broken down, we got to see the characters for who they truly were instead of who they felt they had to be. I would’ve liked to have seen more humor and steam but that’s just my opinion. Otherwise, it’s a great read that I think you will enjoy.

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WWW Wednesday: December 5th, 2018

WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words.

The three W’s stand for:

What did you recently finish reading?

What are you currently reading?

What do you think you’ll read next?


Recently Finished:

Jock Row (Jock Hard, #1)

I just finished reading this one and really enjoyed it!!!! I can finally say I’ve read this author. Can’t wait to read the rest by her. Check out my review here.

Currently Reading:

Hotshot Doc

I’m currently reading this one by one of my top favorite authors. RS Grey has quickly become one of my all time favorites. I devour everything she writes.

Reading Next:

Arrow's Hell (Wind Dragons MC, #2)

I’m craving a motorcycle romance story so much right now. I hope this story does the trick for me!!!


Let me know your three W’s in the comments below!!!!

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Stacking the Shelves | 4

Stacking the Shelves

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews. Stacking the Shelves is about sharing the books you’re adding to your shelves. You can include books you buy in a physical store or online, books your borrow from the library or friends, review books, gifts and eBooks.


*Clicking each cover will take you to its Goodreads page*

Gifted:

Kingdom of Ash (Throne of Glass, #7)

A super sweet friend of mine purchased this for me. She’s the best!!!

Purchased:

Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass, #4)

In case you can’t tell, I’m in the process of getting all of Sarah’s books on e-book format. I’m not able to read physical print anymore so it’s super difficult/expensive to get everything transferred to e-book. I’m just buying a few at a time.

Abe (Savage Kings MC, #2)

This one and the next book was on sale for Black Friday or Cyber Monday, I can’t remember which one to be honest. I loved the first book in the series so grabbed the next two for .99

Torin (Savage Kings MC Book 3)

Here’s book three in the Savage Kings MC series. Also got this for .99

Freebie:

The Studying Hours (How to Date a Douchebag, #1)

This was a freebie on either Black Friday or Cyber Monday. I just read Jock Row by this author so I’m excited to have this one to read too!


Let me know which books you’ve borrowed or purchased recently in the comments below.

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The ABC Book Challenge | F

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I saw this book challenge/tag floating around the blogger world and just had to join in. This looks like such a fun feature!! What better way to share your book favorites?! I’m not sure where this originated from, if you know please leave a comment below so I can credit them.


*Clicking each cover will take you to its Goodreads page.*

Memorable Titles That Start With “F”

The Favorite (The Selection, #3.5)

Love love love this novella!!! The illustrations were perfect!! I enjoyed reading about Marlee and Carter. Such an amazing love story!!

Flame in the Mist (Flame in the Mist, #1)

While it did have a slow beginning, I really enjoyed the characters in this book. I find myself still thinking about them days after I finished this story. I also loved how you could never see what was coming next.

Free Four: Tobias Tells the Divergent Knife-Throwing Scene (Divergent, #1.5)

I loved seeing Tobias’ reaction and his outlook in this book. I just wish it was longer!

Books Starting With “F” On My TBR

Fallen Crest High (Fallen Crest High, #1)

This has been on my TBR forever it seems. I swear I’m drowning in books. I’ll never catch up.

Fake Fiancée

I’ve only recently discovered this author but I cannot wait to get to all her previous books. This is one I’m especially excited for.

Finding Alexei

Kendall Ryan has quickly become a favorite of mine. She writes the best romances!!!

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