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Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Book Blitz: Myths & Legends Box Set

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Today I'm taking part in the book blitz for the Myths & Legends Boxed Set. 

I’m introducing a few of the participating authors and showcasing some of their books/back catalogue.

Myths & Legends is a compilation of 20 Full-Length Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy reads currently available to pre-order for only 99c, including works from New York Times, USA Today, Bestselling, and various Award-Winning authors! Details of how you can pre-order this special box set are included at the bottom of this post. First off, let’s meet some of these amazing authors!

Meet Genevieve Jack
Genevieve Jack

Genevieve Jack is the international bestselling author of weird, witty, and wicked-hot paranormal romance. Coffee and wine are her biofuel, the love lives of vampires, shifters, and witches her favorite topic of conversation. She harbors a passion for old cemeteries and ghost tours thanks to her years at a high school rumored to be haunted. Although she calls the Midwest home, her heart belongs to the beaches of the southeast, where she spends her days with her laptop and one lazy dog.
You can learn more about Genevieve Jack on her website.

Check out her book Vice!

Some cravings can't be denied.

Werewolf Laina Flynn longs to break from the patriarchal expectations of Fireborn pack. But when a wolf is found murdered on Fireborn shifting grounds, Laina will do anything to protect her pack, even if it means posing as a waitress at a club that flies in the face of her feminist ideals. Unfortunately, her inner wolf marks the club’s owner, Kyle “The King” Kingsley, as her vice—her metaphysical addiction. He becomes a hunger she can’t ignore…one that could threaten her life, her family, and her pack.

Meet Siobhan Davis
Siobhan Davis

Siobhan Davis writes emotionally intense young adult fiction with swoon-worthy romance, complex characters, and tons of unexpected plot twists and turns that will have you flipping the pages beyond bedtime! She is the author of the Amazon bestselling True Calling and Saven series.
You can learn more about Siobhan Davis on her website.

Check out her book Saven Deception!
Saven Deception


I've fallen hard for an alien, but he's harboring secrets.
Massive secrets that threaten the very essence of humanity.
How can I give him my heart when his race plans on taking my future?

Meet S.L. Morgan
S.L. Morgan

International award winning author S.L. Morgan was born and raised in California. After 29 years of living in the Sierra Nevada Mountains there, she and her husband began their journeys of moving throughout the United States. Recently, S.L. Morgan and her family have returned back to their hometown of Oakhurst, Ca.
You can learn more about S.L. Morgan on her website.

Check out her book The Legacy of the Key!
The Legacy of the Key

Your journey to a whimsical dimension is one click away!

Reece Bryant is an average college student on Earth, or so she thought.

After setting out to finish settling the last of her father's estate, she is not only faced with the grief of the horrific loss of her father again, but bizarre paranormal events that eventually lead her into a thrilling, yet terrifying situation.

Meet J.L. Hendricks
J.L. Hendricks

J.L. Hendricks is an independent author who enjoys many genres, as evidenced by her catalog of available books. She is currently focused on Scifi and Urban Fantasy, but has also written Paranormal and Christmas books.

Her latest series is a combination of litRPG and Military Scifi with a few space pirates for fun! Let her know what you think!
You can learn more about J.L. Hendricks on her website.

Check out her book Magic’s Not Real!
Magic’s Not Real

Do magic, vampires, and shifters really exist in the seedy underbelly of New Orleans?

Jenna is many things, Lead singer in the all-girls band Voodoo Dolls, shopkeeper extraordinaire, and sister to three awesome orphans, but what she isn't is a wizard. Because magic isn't real and people who think it's real are posers, drunks, and the best customers at the Voodoo Doll House.

Until, you know, someone hits her with a death curse.

Pre-order Myths & Legends for 0.99$!
Myths & Legends
The MYTHS & LEGENDS Boxed Set is a compilation of 20 Full-Length Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy reads, including works from USA Today bestsellers, Bestselling Harlequin authors, and various Award-Winning authors!

You can pre-order Myths & Legends for only 0.99$ here:
- Amazon
- Barnes & Noble
- Kobo
- iBooks


During the book blitz for Myths & Legends there’s a tour wide giveaway! These are the prizes you can win:
- 5 Myths & Legends Boxsets
- 3 $10 Amazon Gift Cards
- Various signed paperbacks by the participating authors

For a chance to win, enter the rafflecopter below:
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Friday, 24 March 2017

Hi there

Hiya folks,

Just a short and hopefully sweet note to say hi. I've missed blogging, but my brain has also turned into mush. Writing/not writing thesis stuff. Also thinking of things to post or not post on has been tough lately.

How are you doing?

Also hit me up with some post ideas please :D

Friday, 10 March 2017

Thoughts from the ether

Folks, this year is kicking my ass. I'm just not feeling settled with anything. It's unsettling to feel this way. *sigh*

I'm not sure as to how best articulate this, but I'm becoming more and more frustrated with how having a child is regarded as the crowing achievement of a woman's life. Seriously?! Give me kudos for it when my kid is older and a decent person, but to tell me that when I'm feeling ugh about my lack of achievement is not good. Do we tell men who talk about their lack of achievement that it's okay because they have a child? No! So why is it okay to tell women this?

Monday, 20 February 2017

Book Review: Saven Deliverance by Siobhan Davis

Today is release day for the final book in a wonderful series by Siobhan Davis. I've really enjoyed the series, and have reviewed the other books here. I figured sharing my review today would be a good things. And as an added bonus, the first book in the series Saven Deception is free till Friday. I thoroughly enjoyed the series, so do give it a try.


Saven Deliverance (Saven #4)

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This book is on the boarder of 3 and 3.5, which is disheartening for me; I love Siobhan Davis' work. As I finished the book I felt sated, not satisfied. It's probably due to their just being so much ground to cover. I had forgotten just how much was happening in this series...and therein lies some of the "it doesn't feel quite right" feelings I have about the book.

The end of a series is always a bittersweet moment - you've grown attached to the characters, they're your friends now, but you have to say goodbye. But when there is a lot, and I mean a lot, of ground to cover things tend to feel a bit rushed. It felt just as one thing got resolved, there was another moment...so the pacing of the tale didn't work for me. There needed to be just one moment where the characters could be, without the next thing happening.

Sadie and Logan's relationship added some sweet moments, but there were times where I just wanted some peace from all of the emotions going around. Again, there needed to be a moment where the characters could be.

All in all I enjoyed this read. As yet, there hasn't been anything of Siobhan Davis' that I've read and not enjoyed. The series as a whole is a 4.5 read. I can highly recommend this to anyone and everyone - but do try to have all the books, because you dive into the world and don't want to leave it.

*I'm a lucky fish and on the author's ARC team.*

Sunday, 19 February 2017


Topping the list this week:
  • excellent people
  • no, seriously excellent people who are happy to share what they know
  • chocolate
  • part of my funding being paid out
  • new books
  • sorting out clothes for K for the cooler weather to come
  • being able to try a new restaurant
  • K enjoying his first movie
  • being able to take K to see a movie
  • winning tickets to something I've never been to before, and having it happen when it's possible for just J and I to go
  • aircon
  • fans
  • learning new things
  • good food
  • pink headphones
  • hugs
  • not buying all the things just because I could - this is a big one for me
What's topping your list?

Sunday, 12 February 2017


Topping the list this week:

  • coffee
  • opening specials at hair salons making getting my hair done possible
  • good chats
  • therapy
  • hugs
  • seeing J in the middle of the day for lunch
  • kid birthday parties, they equal seeing folks I haven't seen in awhile
  • baby cuddles
  • student specials
  • books
  • K walking through a shop and not touching everything
  • the money lessons we're teaching K working out - he bought a treat for himself, and paid for it without complaint
  • ice cold water
  • watching comedies
What's topping your list this week?

Friday, 10 February 2017

Five for Friday:Odd thoughts floating around in my mind

I've been pondering just when people decided it's okay to be mean all the time about all the things. It's not hard at all to tell someone that it's cool that something is for them, but it's not for them. Why the urge to yuck on someone's yum? [a cool phrase I saw on twitter]

What do you do to temper your negative voice? It's been really hard for me again lately...so tips are most welcome.

Is it better to be hard or soft as you go through life? Where do you draw the line between not caring and caring just enough? How are we supposed to prep our kids to deal with that, when we can't quite get it right for ourselves?

One of the Honours kiddies is very opinionated, and said that one of the other kiddies has assimilated (both are PoC) and that was just an odd statement. We've all done that, it's a survival tactic. So it got me wondering what do people do, and how is it wrong to be going with a route that can lead to less emotional harm to yourself?

I both want to and don't want to do something new with my hair. But maintenance and my laziness 0_o Suggestions?

Sunday, 5 February 2017


Topping the list this week:

  • Keiden having a great birthday
  • a good visit with my mil
  • coffee
  • a busy week
  • thesis inspiration
  • good conversations about my work
  • learning new things
  • realisations about friendship
  • taking steps about making sure I'm doing all I can to be in a good mental space
  • being trusted on making work calls
  • bright pink headphones
  • removal of some digital clutter
  • sushi
  • good food
  • exploring
  • good, real conversations
What's topping your list this week?

Friday, 3 February 2017

Five for Friday: Things Keiden Says

  • "I really tired" while preparing to fight bedtime.
  • "Wait a moment" - one he picked up from me, and he loves saying it to us.
  • "Listen!" with a finger wag...no surprise it's something he picked up from me.
  • "R2 says beeb beeb boob poob" - a fan of the droid is he.
  • "Anyway" usually added onto the end of a sentence where he says he doesn't want to do something, i.e. "I not pack away, anyway."

Monday, 30 January 2017

Now you are 3

Dear Keiden,

Today you are three. Wow, three where did the time go? Like you keep on telling us, you are a big boy now. And what a big boy you are.

More and more you want to do things by yourself. But then there are things/moments that you still want daddy or me to be there with you or do with you. You love cooking and baking with daddy, and building with your blocks. Sometimes you tell me that I can't go make supper because you and daddy are going to cook.

You enjoy making breakfast with daddy, especially when it's pancakes :) And let's not forget baking. Baking is one of your favourite things to do, especially when you two baked a cake for my birthday. You started swimming lessons, so that's going to be your big thing for this year.

Your big thing for the year you were two was school. It took awhile for you to settle in, but you have. And now school is a place you like to go to, because you see your friends. Speaking of friends, E and M are still your favourite friends. You also like mommy and daddy's friends, and like seeing them too. You often want to go visit F, H and I...and they like seeing you too.

There are still moments when you are shy around people, but more and more you like saying hi to folks. We'll be walking around and you'll say hello to people or wave. It's very cute when you do that. And something else that is just as cute is your laugh. Which you do a lot of.

You giggle and laugh a lot when playing hide-and-go-seek, or running or really just doing anything you think needs a laugh :) You laugh is all kinds of awesome feeling inducing, just like your hugs, kisses and loves. You are so easily affectionate with daddy and I, I hope it stays that way. You always hug and kiss us bye when you're going to school - please don't stop.

Our weekend exploring is something you've taken to in a big way. I hope it's started you off on the track to find adventures fun. And with the exploring we're doing now, I'm sure it'll help you remember that adventures can be found just around the corner from you.

You still love books, and bedtime stories are still the way we end our day. Currently you're having us read/sing the 12 days of Christmas to you often...I'm hoping we move onto a new book soon. It's been your pattern lately - the same story over and over for a few weeks or so.

Yes, there have been moments where you've been a silly goose, but you know monkey everyone has those. Just try not to have too many of them ;)

Love you much.  Love you always,

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