Friday, January 19, 2018

Bookshelves Project

So as many of you know I decided to go through all my books and get rid of the ones I will never read!  What was I thinking?  My God it took forever......of course I came down with the flu and that slowed me a lot.  Anyways I had 2004 books to start with!  I got rid of 435, here they are pictured below!

That left me with 1569 books in my house!  Or what my husband calls my mini library! Here are the pictures of my 9 bookshelves after I finished!

So there you have it! A look at my bookshelves and all I have to say after that big ass job is #BookHoarder4life

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Hi Everyone

Hi Guys it's Jessica.  I just wanted to stop by and drop a few lines since I haven't posted anything on my blog in a while.  I have been sick with the flu and it kicked my ass.  Before I was sick my kids were sick, then my husband, then my mom and so on and so onnnnnn....

Now that I am feeling slightly human again I wanted to make this post and let you guys know some of the  things I am going to be doing with my blog and reading this year.  

1st off I am sorry but I'm no long taking review request.  I hate to do that because I have found some great books through request, but the truth is I have been so overwhelmed by the number of request. Between that, my Netgalley arcs, and my own reading list it's starting to stress me out.  I don't want reading to become a chore. Reading is my passion and I don't want to make it not fun by forcing myself.  

2nd I am going to be making a post on my blog at least every Friday.  I may do more than one post a week but I will for sure do at least one!

3rd  I am going to start doing a freebie post once a month.

On another note right before I got the flu I got a wild hair up my butt and decided that I have too many books in my house and that I should go through them and get rid of the ones I will never read.  

Whaattt?? Too many books??? There is no such thing!  I know, but when I first started reading I would go binge buy at yard sales, used books stores or anywhere I could find super cheap books.  I didn't even read the synopsis I just bought any and all romance books.  So I am not going to get rid of any that sound good just the ones I know I won't read.  

The fact that I have over 2000 books in one house is also playing a small part in it.  I mean my God my book hoarding has gotten outta control.  I have 9 bookshelves and a closet with two totes full of books.  And the bookshelves are double stacked.  

So yea I may have a bit of a problem. I will be posting a blog post with pics when I'm all done so you all can see the hot mess.  

So that is what's going on with me.  I hope everyone is safe, healthy, and reading some amazing books!

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

A Highland Moon Enchantment

Book Review A Highland Moon Enchantment  (Order of the Dragon Knights Series)

Title: A Highland Moon Enchantment

Series: Order of the Dragon Knights Series

Author: Mary Morgan

Date Published: November 17th 2017

Date Read:  December 28, 2017

The Blurb:

Irish warrior, Desmond O’Quinlan has never surrendered his heart to any woman. He has no wish to have his soul tortured by love. Yet, the moment he locks gazes with Ailsa, his fate is destined for an adventure he never fathomed. He may have battled alongside a Dragon Knight, but his greatest challenge will come from within his own heart.

Ailsa MacDuff, a warrior among her clan, has no desire to have a man chain her to a life of obedience. However, that is before she meets Desmond. The temptation to allow this warrior inside her heart is a risk she dares to take, but one that could lead to a future of emptiness and sorrow.

When betrayal looms from within, the battleground of love is no match for these two warriors. Can the power of a Highland full moon be strong enough to unite or destroy them?

My Review

4.5 My Warrior, My Husband Stars

I just love the Order of the Dragon Knight series so much. I loved Fiona's brothers from book 3 and was so excited to not only get to dive back into the magical world of the Dragon Knights but to see Desmond get his story. I loved both Desmond and Ailsa. Both were warriors and protectors. Both respected each other for who they truly were. They had a great connection and lots of steamy passion. I also loved getting to catch up with some of the past Dragon Knight couples. I will say that I still hope that Mary Morgan gives Brigid and Duncan a miracle baby. I know Brigid can't have babies and they adopted Nell and Finn but I really would love to see them have a little baby. That being said I really enjoyed this book and I can't wait to read Fiona's other two brothers books and maybe Finn will get a book too. 

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

My Top 5's of 2017

2017 is coming to an end.  With the New Year just a few days away it's time to look back on my year in books and to do my Yearly top 5's.   This year I have read over 260 books.   Some I loved.  Some I didn't.  Some where good but just didn't wow me.  When making these list it's so hard to narrow it down to just 5 for each of my categories.  Not all my picks were published in 2017 (only the New releases top 5) just read  for the first time in 2017.  I will link my Goodreads reviews(if I wrote one for that book) for my picks to the cover pics.  So just click on the cover to read my thoughts on each book.    Let's get this party started! 

This is actually my Top 6 books that came out in 2017 because I just couldn't get it down to 5 lol

6. Grappling for Position (Against the Cage #4)

5. Journey to the Unknown (Meet the Shepards, #3)

4. Wicked Bite (Realm Enforcers #5)

3. Dark Legacy (Dark #27)

2. Falling Hard (Colorado High Country #3)

1. Damnable Grace (Hades Hangmen #5)

They may not have been released in 2017.  Just that I read for the first time in 2017!

5. The Highwayman (Victorian Rebels #1)

4. Heaven's Sinners (The MC Sinners #2)

3. Devil in Winter (Wallflowers #3)

2.  A Perfect Ten (Forbidden Men #5)

1. Radiance (Wraith Kings #1)

5.  Possession (Fallen Angels #5)

4. Seduced by the Tide (Dragon Soul #2)

3. Until Fountain Bridge (On Dublin Street #1.5)

2.  Tucker's Claim (Hell's Eight #3)

1.  Precarious (Jokers' Wrath MC #1)

5. Victorian Rebels Series by Kerrigan Byrne

4. Knights Rebels MC Series by River Savage

3. Wallflowers Series by Lisa Kleypas

2. Forbidden Men Series By Linda Kage

1.  Wraith Kings Series By Grace Draven

5. Wyatt Haney from Whatever you need by Barbara Longley

4. Xcor from The Chosen by J.R. Ward

3.Dorian Blackwell from The highwayman by Kerrigan Byrne

2. Oren Tenning from A Perfect Ten By Linda Kage

1. Brishen Khaskem from Radiance by Grace Draven

5. Brenna Shane Kincaid from Caressed by Ice by Nalini Singh

4. Cynthia Leighton from Relentless by D.B. Reynolds 

3. Ildiko from Radiance by Grace Draven

2.  Samantha Kennedy from Deadly Lies by Cynthia Eden 

1. The Chosen Layla from The Chosen by J.R. Ward

These are Authors I just found in 2017 not Authors that just started writing!

5.  Rachel L. Demeter Fairy Tale Retellings series

4. Kerrigan Byrne Victorian Rebels series

3.  Ruth Ann Nordin Chance at love series

2. Linda Kage Forbidden Men Series

1.  Grace Draven Wraith King Series

5. Wicked Bite by Rebecca Zanetti

4.  A Perfect Ten by Linda Kage

3. Close to Heaven by Pamela Clare

2.  Falling Hard by Pamela Clare

1.  Affliction by River Savage

Well there are my top 5's.  I did a lot of rereads this year, had a few book funks, and found some amazing new books.  It was hard to narrow it down.  I can't wait to see what amazing books I discover in 2018!  Happy Reading Everyone :)