Sunday, April 26, 2015
I loved the way the author ensured the reader could truly appreciate how much Trinity was unsure. All too often the words say the woman is unsure, and on the next page she gives in. Cowgirl Up is truly a journey through the past and the pains of life to arrive at a possible ending which makes it all worth it. The writing of Ms. Meadows is truly awe inspiring and ensures the reader will continue to read the outstanding writing of a talented author. -
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Wow. I'm so stoked! Definitely made my day!
Thanks Tamara for sharing this with me!
Friday, April 24, 2015
Monday, April 20, 2015
Here's what Amy said:
5 out of 5 (exceptional)
Independent Reviewer for Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books!
* Disclaimer * - I received this book from Totally Bound Publishing in return for a fair and honest review.
Josie lives a quiet life and keeps to herself. She works as an assistant librarian and decides to do something different with her day off and goes to an estate sale and purchases a box of old books. She discovers there are more than just books in this box. She tries to do the right thing with these treasures and finds herself in a whirlwind of trouble, danger, and people who will stop at nothing to get those treasures.
Ghost is an assassin with a tragic past he doesn’t want anyone to know about. His goal in life is to take down the bad guys no matter what, even if it means death for him. Ryan from the FBI, needs a favor and needs Ghost to use his incredible skills to protect Josie from the killers that are coming after her. Little does Ghost know, she will be the one to break down his walls and warm his heart and make him feel again. Can Ghost allow himself to open up for Josie during the time they are together? Is this really just a job?
This book was amazing. The story line kept me reading and reeling over what was going to happen next. Between the action going on with the killers on the loose and the feelings developing between Josie and Ghost, I couldn’t stop reading. His past is tragic and my heart was breaking for him, for his past and his present. These scenes broke my heart. Josie’s character was a fun, witty, feisty, and loving woman. She made this story much more fun. She brought the laughter in and was a breath of fresh air when the sadness was overtaking my emotions.
This was my first time reading any book to this series by Cheyenne and boy am I glad I read it! I can definitely recommend it to you. Once I realized that it was #7 in the series, I was worried I was going to be missing a lot to the story, but this definitely wasn’t the case. I will be adding 1-6 to my “to be read” list immediately. I don’t think you will be disappointed by this authors work!
Thursday, April 16, 2015
I'd like to welcome Remmy Duchene today.
Remmy has a new, wonderful book out and is here today to tell us about it and a little personal information as well!
SAMURAI: An Unhealthy Love Affair
By: Remmy Duchene
When I was a little girl in Jamaica, we had two television stations—JBC and CVM. So we didn’t have much to watch but old Westerns and Martial arts movies. From a young age I had this thing for the Samurai. Let’s be honest, when I was young watching ones like G.I Samurai from 1979 or Samurai Rebellion from about 1967 I didn’t know the real history behind these formidable fighters. All I knew was that they were bad-ass and when I grew up I wanted to be one. No one told me I couldn’t because I was a girl because of course I never voiced this out loud. I would merely run around the front yard screaming “Hiiiii-yah!” while karate chopping the air or my sister to emphasize just how Samurai I was.
Even at the young age of eight or nine, I knew the Samurai were something special. From the way they dressed, to the way they wore their hair I developed an unhealthy love and a keen interest. I would read every book I could get my hands on (which wasn’t easy since I lived in the country side in Jamaica at the time and these books weren’t conducive to my education so not a top priority for the libraries there).
Then I was introduced to Bruce Lee – sure he wasn’t a Samurai but he might as well have been. Since I couldn’t be a Samurai or meet a real-honest-to-goodness Samurai, Bruce Lee would have to do!
The years ticked by—and soon I moved to Canada. The first book I ever borrowed from the library was The Book of Five Rings by the greatest Samurai Ever Miyamoto Musashi. And my adoration of the Samurai continues in my story Osaki that’s book two in my SHIVERS series. It took tons of research—oh the agony! (winks). The search was mostly to brush up on what I already know then delve into my knowledge, books and movies to gather tidbit of information on the culture and these great men. Sure, there were female Samurai (like the Onna Musha). Sure they weren’t an everyday thing but they existed. But I digress.
I brought a warrior from the past in to the present, and gave him free roam to have a life and enjoy.
When I spoke to Austin Clarke at a function in Toronto in 2014, he told me the old saying “write what you love” is no joke. I love the Samurai and with that in mind, writing OSAKI gave me great pleasure (not THAT kind of pleasure you dirty lol).
Zeus’ eyes flashed as the sky darkened and lightening streaked across it. Osaki glanced at Kofi for a split second to ensure he was still by his side then eyed Zeus.
“I am not a fool, Zeus. Tell me true. Why are you really here?”
“I do not know why Ciro saw it fit to give you more than you already had. You did not deserve these abilities.”
“That is what you came here to do? To say the same thing the rogues have been saying since Aerios tried to wipe us out? Save your...”
“Now wait a minute!” Kofi spoke up, shoving roughly against Osaki’s arm.
“Kofi...” Osaki warned.
“No!” Kofi said, stepping forward. “No. He has no right talking to you like that. One of his dumbass sons tossed a fucking lightning bolt at me, and almost killed you and now he has the nerve to say you don’t deserve to be a Shiver? To hell with that.”
Osaki couldn’t tell the last time he was so proud. Here was a man who wasn’t afraid to stand up for what he believed in and this man—if he could find some way to make it happened—was all his.
“I could crush you with a thought,” Zeus threatened.
“But we both know you’re not going to because Koi and Ciro would burn your pathetic world to the ground.”
Zeus took a step back. Osaki was shocked for it seemed Kofi’s words genuinely scared Zeus. What was going on?
“You sit on mount Olympus only venturing down here when you’re horny and then leave your poor, unsuspecting victims to handle the messes you’ve created!” Kofi continued. “Forget king of the Gods, you’re a coward!”
“How dare you! I am Zeus!”
Kofi lifted his hand like he was holding a sock puppet. “Blah, blah-fucking-blah! Who gives a flying fuck? There is a battle happening here. And all you can do is come down here and try to throw your power around? We’re not impressed.” Kofi took a step toward Zeus which made Osaki very uncomfortable. “You are either on our side or you’re part of the problem.”
“Is he yours?” Zeus asked Osaki.
“Stick around, Zeus and you will learn, Kofi belongs to no one,” Osaki spoke. “But I am his.”
Thank you for telling us about yourself and giving us a peek into your latest book. Many happy sales to you!
Friday, April 3, 2015
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Alex is desperate. Her cupboards are bare, her bank account empty, and she’s days away from homelessness. Then, her luck changes in the form of a position as a personal assistant to the baddest, scariest Enforcer around—Cannibal. The man cloaked in mystery, who carries a huge sword, and has scowling down to an art.
Not ready to give up her first job opportunity in months, Alex sucks it up, determined to earn Cannibal’s respect in the process. Hard to do when he threatens to cut off her toes for a snack and she breaks one of his cardinal rules her first day. Yet, she senses something special in Cannibal.
She can’t ignore the powerful attraction as she finds herself playing the part of his girlfriend for his dragon brethren and standing with him as the only ones capable of destroying an evil wizard determined to end the world.
Deep feelings forged in crisis tend to be fleeting. Alex understands the odds, but knows one thing—Cannibal and her heart are both worth fighting for.
My daffodils are blooming, the tulips are up, and the hyacinth are blooming as well. That's a sure sign of spring in my book. Day lilies are tall and pretty green while my peonies have definitely started growing again.
It's been warm the last few days, so I've been outside whenever possible. The flower beds are cleaner, the winter stuff put away. I'm even ready to mow the yard for the first time. Well, almost. LOL.
Have you all started with outdoor projects yet?