Review | Let it Snow by Heidi Cullinan

Let it Snow by Heidi Cullinan Minnesota Christmas #1 M/M Romance August 30, 2017 About the Book: The weather outside is frightful, but this Minnesota northwoods cabin is getting pretty hot. Stylist Frankie Blackburn never meant to get lost in Logan, Minnesota, but his malfunctioning GPS felt otherwise, and a record-breaking snowfall ensures he won’t […]

Top 5 Tuesday | 5 Excellent Hype Books

I perpetually run from overly hyped books, so it wasn’t easy to come up with five.  I also noticed that most of them tend to be Fantasy, so when I do get bold it tends to only be in that genre. I have a feeling these may be on a few of our lists today. […]

New Release Review | Lake Silence by Anne Bishop

Lake Silence by Anne Bishop The Others #6 Urban Fantasy Ace | March 6, 2018 About the Book: In this thrilling and suspenseful fantasy, set in the world of the New York Times bestselling Others series, Vicki DeVine and her lodger, the shapeshifter Aggie Crowe, stumble onto a dead body . . . and find themselves enmeshed […]

New Release Review | More Than We Can Tell by Brigid Kemmerer

More Than We Can Tell by Brigid Kemmerer YA Contemporary Bloomsbury Children’s | March 6, 2018 About the Book: *While this book exists in the same universe as Letters to the Lost, it is a standalone title.* Rev Fletcher is battling the demons of his past. But with loving adoptive parents by his side, he’s managed […]

Waiting on Wednesday | Running with Lions by Julian Winters

Running with Lions by Julian Winters YA LGBT Contemporary Duet Books | June 7th 2018 About the Book:  Bloomington High School Lions’ star goalie, Sebastian Hughes, should be excited about his senior year: His teammates are amazing and he’s got a coach who doesn’t ask anyone to hide their sexuality. But when his estranged childhood […]

Top 5 Tuesday | 5 Authors I Want to Meet

Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is all about authors you want to meet.  I’ve realized over the last few years that authors just don’t travel to Michigan, so basically this feels like a pipe dream because I never travel out of Michigan. Still, here are 5 of my favorite authors that I would love to see at a […]

Discussion Post | Magic Bleeds by Ilona Andrews

It’s time for our next Kate Daniels discussion, Magic Bleeds. Magic Bleeds is where it all changes for Kate and The Pack. Kate begins to trust, because Curran proves how much he cares for her, and everything begins to change. This is the second half of our conversation, and you don’t want to miss the […]

February Recap & What Comes Next!

Books that I rated Between a 4.5 and a 5: Books that I rated between a 3.5 and a 4.5: ReReads:       The High’s & Low’s! It was a really crazy month for me, and I think that’s obvious by the books I chose to read.  February was definitely my month of rereads.  I really went for […]

Top 5 Tuesday | 5 Bookish Peeves

This week is bookish pet peeves, and I wasn’t sure if that meant peeves in the care of books or peeves in the plot choices.  I decided to go with plot choices… for no particular reason. It’s just what popped in my head first! I originally had this idea that I would include ‘when it […]

‘What Took Me So Long’ Reviews

Damen is a warrior hero to his people, and the rightful heir to the throne of Akielos. But when his half brother seizes power, Damen is captured, stripped of his identity, and sent to serve the prince of an enemy nation as a pleasure slave. Beautiful, manipulative, and deadly, his new master, Prince Laurent, epitomizes […]

Early Review | Where Death Meets the Devil by LJ Hayward

Where Death Meets the Devil by LJ Hayward M/M Romantic Suspense Riptide Publishing | February 6, 2018 About the Book: Jack Reardon, former SAS soldier and current Australian Meta-State asset, has seen some messy battles. But “messy” takes on a whole new meaning when he finds himself tied to a chair in a torture shack, his […]

Waiting on Wednesday | A Wish Upon the Stars

A Wish Upon the Stars by TJ Klune M/M Fantasy Dreamspinner Press | March 2018 About the Book:  Nearly a year ago, blinded by grief and betrayal, Sam of Wilds made a desperate decision to follow the Great White into the Dark Woods. Now, he emerges to a world changed. The City of Lockes is […]

Top 5 Tuesday | 5 Happy Reads

Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is a freebie, and due to my reading choices right now I’ve decided to do 5 books that make me happy.  I’m all about the reads that make me feel light and airy.  I want to feel good the entire time, and I want to laugh.  Those were my requirements. Putting […]

Flights of Fancy | Big News for Birdie

I’m normally of the opinion that bloggers don’t usually notice when someone we’re following hasn’t posted, or commented, in a while.  We’re so caught up in visiting others, working on our own, and dealing with our real world that it may not jump right out at us when someone disappears.  It doesn’t mean we don’t […]

New Release Review | Iron Gold by Pierce Brown

Iron Gold by Pierce Brown Red Rising #4 Science Fiction Del Rey Books | January 16, 2018 About the Book: They call him father, liberator, warlord, Reaper. But he feels a boy as he falls toward the pale blue planet, his armor red, his army vast, his heart heavy. It is the tenth year of […]

All about my Valentine, Mr Birdie!

Happy Valentine’s Day to all of you! I love Valentine’s Day!  It’s one of my favorite holidays.  Despite the arguments over whether it’s a commercial holiday or not, I just love celebrating relationships.  Maybe it’s because in my family it wasn’t only about romantic love.  My mom got us Valentine’s gifts, and she still does […]

Top 5 Tuesday | I Will Go Down with these Ships!

I’ve been looking forward to this week’s Top 5 Tuesday! I love talking about my favorite relationships, and I can’t wait to see what everyone else picked too! Oddly enough, I’ve just realized that I didn’t choose any YA stories at all.  There have been YA ships I’ve adored, but maybe (seeing as I’m 38) […]

Discussion Post | Magic Strikes by Ilona Andrews

Welcome to our next Kate Daniels discussion, Magic Strikes, Kate Daniels #3.  Magic Strikes is my favorite book of the series, and I had so much fun revisiting it in preparation for the release of the Kate Daniels conclusion.  I know Angie Elle and I are both enjoying our reread, and I hope you guys are enjoying […]

Bookish M.A.S.H. Tag

So far I wasn’t actually tagged for the M.A.S.H tag.  In fact, I didn’t even give myself a chance to be tagged.  I saw Kyera had created this tag, this amazingly brilliant tag, and I knew I had to do it immediately!  So, thank you Kyera for being so creative!  I honestly think this is the […]

New Release Review Tour | Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton

Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton Women’s Fiction/Historical Fiction Penguin/Berkley | February 6, 2018 About the Book: After the death of her beloved grandmother, a Cuban-American woman travels to Havana, where she discovers the roots of her identity–and unearths a family secret hidden since the revolution… Havana, 1958. The daughter of a sugar baron, […]

Waiting on Wednesday | Murder Takes the High Road by Josh Lanyon

Murder Takes the High Road by Josh Lanyon M/M Cozy Mystery Carina Press | April 23, 2018 About the Book:  Librarian Carter Matheson is determined to enjoy himself on a Scottish bus tour for fans of mystery author Dame Vanessa Rayburn. Sure, his ex, Trevor, will also be on the trip with his new boyfriend, […]

Top 5 Tuesday | Rewarding Cover Buys!

This was SO hard!  I realized how rarely I actually buy a book on cover alone.  I usually base my selections off my friends reviews, authors I already like, or just my gut feeling.  With the five books below, my gut feeling wasn’t so sure, but there was no way I could pass up those […]

The Brotherhood of the World Award

I was nominated for The Brotherhood of the World Award by Sophie, from Beware of the Reader.  Sophie, thank you for being my blogging friend! Rules: Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog. Answer the questions sent to you. Nominate around ten bloggers. -I’m not going to nominate that many.  I’m […]

New Release Review | Agent Bayne by Jordan Castillo Price

Agent Bayne by Jordan Castillo Price PsyCop #9 M/M Urban Fantasy JCP Books LLC | January 16, 2018 About the Book: Victor Bayne is through with the Chicago PD. Can he handle the FPMP? After years of frustration as a PsyCop, Victor Bayne reports for duty at the Federal Psychic Monitoring Program. As a fledgeling agent, […]

Blog Posts I Loved in January

This is one of my favorite memes.  I love that it’s only once a month, and I love that it’s all about showing love for our blogging friends. Thanks so much, Kristin at Kristin Kraves Books, for creating it! Confessions of a Tea Sippin Blogger: I Live in a Home of Non-Readers I think a lot […]