April 18, 2014


Published by Avon Impulse, an imprint of HarperCollins, HARD TO HOLD ON TO is a thrilling Romantic Suspense novella in Laura’s Hard Ink Series and is due to be released on August 19th.

Edward "Easy" Cantrell knows better than most the pain of not being able to save those he loves--which is why he is not going to let Jenna Dean out of his sight. He may have just met her, but Jenna's the first person to make him feel alive since that devastating day in the desert more than a year ago.

Jenna has never met anyone like Easy. She can't describe how he makes her feel--and not just because he saved her life. No, the stirrings inside her reach far beyond gratitude.
As the pair are thrust together while chaos reigns around them, they both know one thing: the things in life most worth having are the hardest to hold on to.

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And don’t miss the other Hard Ink books, now available:

Hard as It Gets (Hard Ink, #1) Hard as You Can (Hard Ink, #2)


Laura is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over a dozen books in contemporary and paranormal romance. Growing up, Laura’s large extended family believed in the supernatural, and family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses cemented in Laura a life-long fascination with storytelling and all things paranormal. She lives in Maryland with her husband, two daughters, and cute-but-bad dog, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.


April 17, 2014

Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #1)

Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #1)Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
Narrated by Jenna Lamia & David Ledoux
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

In Shiver, Sam is a werewolf who changes when the temperature drops. Grace is the human who loves him. Together, they kindle up a romance that they hope will keep them both warm, and keep Sam human and alive. Shmoop Editorial Team. "Shiver." Shmoop Editorial Team. (2008, November 11). Shiver. Retrieved April 16, 2014 from http://www.shmoop.com/shiver/

I hated Jack Culpeper and his sister Isabel for being mean and rude , only Jack was angrier as a werewolf.

I'm happy for Olivia for wanting to be a wolf and I liked Shiver for giving us a unique impression about wolves.

About the Author

Professional novelist by day and artist by night. I live an eccentric life in the middle of nowhere, Virginia with my charmingly straight-laced husband, two kids, and neurotic dogs. I’m the author of the Books of Faerie (LAMENT and BALLAD); the bestselling SHIVER trilogy (SHIVER, LINGER, FOREVER), and THE SCORPIO RACES.
Shiver Series Website

Life of A Blogger: Favorite Actors/Actresses

Life of a Blogger is a weekly feature, created by Novel Heartbeat. A new topic is posted each week, typically on Thursdays but you can post any day. For more info and future post topics check it out here.

This weeks topic: Favorite Actors/Actresses

Most of the movies I watch depend on the stars it features. For example if a movie is starring any of these actors/actresses I will watch it , and there would be no doubt as to if it is worth watching .

  • Angelina Jolie
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • Patricia Arquette
  • Johnny Depp
  • Nicolas Cage
  • John Travolta
  • Jodie Foster
  • Christoph Waltz
  • Clint Eastwood
  • Hilary Swank
  • Jack Nicholson
  • Nicole Kidman
  • Goldie Hawn
  • Michelle Pfeiffer
Those are a few names I can remember but I'm sure to have forgotten some.

April 16, 2014

Stacking The Shelves & Waiting On Wednesday

Tynga's Reviews

I added Sentinel (Covenant #5) by Jennifer Armentrout to my kindle hoping to get around to reading it soon.

Sentinel (Covenant, #5)

I also was persuaded into writing three reviews in exchange for free ecopies for ........
  • Bound to Remember by Lola James
  • A Risk Worth Taking by Heather Hildenbrand
  • Grishma by Kelly Blount

Bound to Remember (Spellbound, #1)A Risk Worth TakingGrishma

I also promised to review Poison and Wine by C.H.Valentino

Poison and Wine

I recently purchased 

  • The King (Black Dagger Brotherhood #12) by J.R.Ward 
  • Dreams of Gods & Monsters (Daughter of Smoke and Bone #3) by Laini Taylor
  • Infinity (Chronicles of Nick#1) by Sherrilyn Kenyon
  • The Spider (Elemental Assassin #10) by Jennifer Estep
  • Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin #1) by Robin LaFevers
  • Slave to Sensation(Psy-Changeling #1) by Nalini Singh
  • Child of Darkness (Lightworld/Darkworld #2) by Jennifer Armintrout
  • Queene of Light(Lightworld/Darkworld #1) by Jennifer Armintrout
  • Veil of Shadows(Lightworld/Darkworld #3) by Jennifer Armintrout
  • Sea of Shadows: Age of Legends (Age of Legends #1) by Kelly Armstrong

The King (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #12)Dreams of Gods and Monsters (Daughter of Smoke and Bone, #3)Infinity (Chronicles of Nick, #1)The Spider (Elemental Assassin, #10)Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin, #1)Slave to Sensation (Psy-Changeling, #1)Queene of Light (Lightworld/Darkworld, #1)Child of Darkness (Lightworld/Darkworld, #2)Veil of Shadows (Lightworld/Darkworld, #3)Sea of Shadows: Age of Legends

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The most anticipated book for me this week is......

Talon by Julie Kagawa

I normally don't have to research upcoming new releases when it comes to WoW's  because I know which ones I want badly . This week I entered Julie Kagawa's  'guess the cover' giveaway and the new cover of Talon was released today and good heaven's is it a beauty . Check it out. ....

Talon (Talon, #1)
Expected publication: October 28th 2014
Long ago, dragons were hunted to near extinction by the Order of St. George, a legendary society of dragon slayers. Hiding in human form and growing their numbers in secret, the dragons of Talon have become strong and cunning, and they're positioned to take over the world with humans none the wiser. Ember and Dante Hill are the only sister and brother known to dragonkind. Trained to infiltrate society, Ember wants to live the teen experience and enjoy a summer of freedom before taking her destined place in Talon. But destiny is a matter of perspective, and a rogue dragon will soon challenge everything Ember has been taught. As Ember struggles to accept her future, she and her brother are hunted by the Order of St. George. Soldier Garret Xavier Sebastian has a mission to seek and destroy all dragons, and Talon's newest recruits in particular. But he cannot kill unless he is certain he has found his prey: and nothing is certain about Ember Hill. Faced with Ember's bravery, confidence and all-too-human desires, Garret begins to question everything that the Order has ingrained in him: and what he might be willing to give up to find the truth about dragons.

April 15, 2014

Bound to Remember by Lola James

Bound to Remember (Spellbound, #1)Bound to Remember by Lola James
Free on Amazon 
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Toni Hollander is a doctor who has the job of introducing their new head surgical nurse around the hospital. His name is Benjamin Slaton and is also a vampire. Toni doesn't remember things she should've known because her memories were taken by a witch.

I thought there were too many spelling errors and major editing mistakes

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April 13, 2014

My Review : The King (The Black Dagger Brotherhood # 12)

The King (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #12)The King by J.R. Ward
Narrated by : Jim Frangione
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

This is how the Epilogue and first chapter felt like... In the words of J.R Ward: "...she tried to pull something worth hearing out of her ass." Ugh! what nonsense and Wrath's treatment of Beth was horrible! On top of it all I can't stand the narrator, Jim Frangione. He keeps pronouncing Xcor like Score when the X should be silent and Xhex like Zhex when it should be pronounced Hex. Not to mention Trez ugh! I always pronounced it like tray. Who the hell says Tr├Ęz? Jeez louise.

What a terrible start to book #12. There was a time when I chewed these books up one after another cause I couldn't get enough but I guess that's what happens when you have to wait so long. You fall out of love. I love the black dagger brotherhood but who the hell is Abalone? and why should the glymera want him as King? I thought Xcor wanted to usurp the throne? wtf man? I am one who happened to like the Band of Bastards. I didn't see them as bad, only Old School. The Lessers however are just annoying and stupid just like the Omega. I can recall only one incident in The King where a lesser gets wiped out.

Relationships between Xcor and Layla, Assail and Sola aka Marisol, Trez and Selena left us hanging cause honestly, there just isn't enough space to write about them in a book that is supposed to be about Beth and Wrath!*eyeroll* In fact what I dislike most about J.R. Wards writings, particularly of the BDB, is that she crams too many stories into one. I also had no interest in reading about Wrath's parents. I found it grueling and to think I waited a year for this?!! Never again. I'm going to wait until the next one is in paperback and more affordable.

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April 10, 2014

Life of a Blogger: Food

Life of a Blogger is a weekly feature, created by Novel Heartbeat. A new topic is posted each week, typically on Thursdays but you can post any day. For more info and future post topics check it out here.

This weeks topic: FOOD


I love food and because of that I struggle with my weight. I can eat more than anybody but lately I've been trying to lose weight by eating more raw food - incorporating more fresh fruit and vegetables and nuts and seeds. 


I also enjoy sprouting seeds and I basically listen to the raw food gurus when it comes to soaking your nuts before you eat them. My favorite nuts are almonds and cashews. They come in handy when you need a low fat salad dressing. 


Although I've found beans as a good healthy alternative to meat, meat is still my number one choice for protein. The type of meat I eat consists of...: chicken, beef, hamburger, tuna, and sardines. That's it. Sardines are high in Omega-3's. Anyway I still eat rice and pasta cause that's how I roll . I prefer egg noodles and chow mein. 


I stay away from all packaged food except the frozen vegetables and fruit obviously. As long as the product is strictly corn, or green beans, or strawberries for example , than I'm good. Anything processed or that contain scientifical ingredients I avoid like the plague . Most GMO and artificial flavors are written in the  product and all these things can make you fat and/or cause cancer or some other health problem one way or another. 


I use a blender and a juicer and a spiral slicer or mandolin when I prepare food. I have a lemon squeezer that I love and a tea pot that I recently purchased because adding herbal tea to my diet can't be a bad thing. My tea of choice is Zhena's Gypsy Tea. I love making spaghetti noodles from zucchinis and eating spaghetti squash sometimes. 


NatureBox.com has a promotion deal going on right now where you can order a box of healthy snacks and get 50% off your order .  I'm a Shaytards fan and according to  them the snacks are really good so don't hesitate. It may be what you are looking for idk.

Ok well that's all for now folks! Thanks for listening.