For The Love Of Her Dragon (Dragon Guard Series Book 4)

The Universe, the Goddess and Fate have their work cut out for them if Kyra is to know the love of her dragon.

One dragon haunted by the past…

One powerful witch struggling to forgive a bitter betrayal…

One ultimate evil so powerful it threatens all they know…

Can they beat their personal demons and band together to save those they hold most dear?

What I Thought:

This was definitely a great story. There were times when I wanted to laugh. There were also times when I wanted to smack both of them upside the head! Royce was so stuck in the past and couldn’t see what was right in front of his face. Keep reading folks, you’re in for a great ride!

Hey, Y’all! Julia Mills, the Sassy Southern Storyteller here. Thanks so much for stopping by.

Just a little bit about me – I’m Southern to the bone, love my children more than life itself, and adopt animals like most people collect dust bunnies. (Oh come on, we’ve all got them under one bed or another.) I came by the tagline Sassy, Southern Storyteller honestly and many years before I ever started writing. (My dad thought it was a hilarious nickname for his kindergarten teaching daughter.)

I live by three simple rules – (1) Treat people how you want to be treated. (2) Smile lots. (3) Try everything, ’cause hearses don’t have luggage racks.

Now, go out there and create your own story!!! Dare to Dream! Have the Strength to Try EVERYTHING! Never Look Back!

I ABSOLUTELY adore talking to readers!
Send me a message ANYTIME at http://www.JuliaMillsAuthor.com or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/JLakeMills/

XOXO Julia

Ascension Saga: 8 (Interstellar Brides® Program: Ascension Saga)

Nix is about to find out Destiny’s dirty little secret…she’s even more stubborn than he is.

Destiny has a problem—a six-foot-three, stubborn, gorgeous, deadly, sex-on-a-stick—kind of problem. While her brain might want to kick his ass across the galaxy, the rest of her wants to jump him like a bouncy house.

Ardor or not, she’s hunting a killer. Nix is going all protective, alpha male, claiming she’s his mate just because she had a few mind-blowing moments in his bed. And she’s trapped deep undercover in the most dangerous place on the planet. If anyone discovers the truth, she’ll be dead. But if she gives up now, her mother will be lost forever.

And Nix is about to find out Destiny’s dirty little secret…she’s even more stubborn than he is.

What I Liked:

This one, like all the others, is well-written. The world-building is full of all the little details that make a place come alive in your imagination. The characters are complex and well rounded. The situations they find themselves in are believable and flow well.

What I Didn’t Like:

I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again. The cliff-hangers leave a lot to be desired. I get that the author wanted wrap everything up in the final book, but we didn’t even get a HFN in each installment. This ends just as abruptly as all the others. I dislike serials and this felt very much like one.

Grace Goodwin is a USA Today and international bestselling author of Sci-Fi and Paranormal romance with nearly one million books sold. Grace’s titles are available worldwide in multiple languages in ebook, print and audio formats. Two best friends, one left-brained, the other right-brained, make up the award-winning writing duo that is Grace Goodwin. They are both mothers, escape room enthusiasts, avid readers and intrepid defenders of their preferred beverages. (There may or may not be an ongoing tea vs. coffee war occurring during their daily communications.) Grace loves to hear from readers.

Keeping Busy #Coronavirus #COVID-19

What are you doing to keep from going stir-crazy?

So, now that we are settling in for what looks like a long period of “Social Distancing”, what are you doing to keep from going stir-crazy? Hubby and I got outside this morning and washed the car 🚙. By hand!

Now, of course, Odie just had to join us outside. While we worked, he dug a hole and got comfortable. So, that led to the expected, a bath. As you can see, bath time is not his favorite thing. 🤦‍♀️

So, what did you do today?

Haunted By Her Dragon (Dragon Guard Series Book 3)

Haunted and hunted and holding tight to their happy ending, the Universe’s got Her work cut out for Her, but then again…Fate Will Not Be Denied, right?

Saved from a deadly explosion by six-foot-two-inches of walkin’ muscle in ripped jeans and well-worn cowboy boots, Sam’s had to rethink the whole idea of happily ever after and decided it sounds like a damned good plan.

For the Guardsman who’s hot-dogged his way through a hundred-and-twelve years, one brown-eyed, curly-headed doctor’s made him rethink everything he thought he knew. Happily ever after’s damned sure not just in fairy tales anymore and Lance wants his.

Of course, nothing this good could come easy, right?

The traitor is closing in. Everything they hold dear is hanging in the balance. There is no flight, only fight and absolutely no one better get in the way. The stakes have never been higher, This couple’s fighting for forever.

There’s just something about this series that keeps me coming back for more. Yes, you can read them in any order and be satisfied. But to my way of thinking, the action became clearer by reading them in order. Not only the action, but the relationship between the characters.

~Melanie James, NYT and USA Today Bestseller –
Julia Mills brings the heat with her swoon-worthy and sexy as hell drag on shifters. Her steamy paranormal romances keep me reading well past my bedtime!

– A K Michaels, New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author –
Julia Mills is an outstanding storyteller! Her books grab you from the first page and keep you until the end. She is a queen of paranormal romance! A must-read author!

~USA Today Bestselling Author, Elle Boon – Julia Mills writes the best Dragon Shifters stories I have ever read. Edge of the seat thrills that always leave you wanting more.

~International Bestselling Author, Victoria Zak – Great action, edge of your seat thrills, and a happily ever after that had me swooning. Julia Mills’ books are a great read.

~Tammy Payne, Owner of Book Nook Nuts Book Blog – Sparks fly, love blooms, and the action is non-stop in every single story. I’ve read them all again and again.

~All Things Book – Review – Packed with action, adventure, and happily ever after, Julia pulls you in and gives a front row seat in all her stories.

Hey, Y’all! Julia Mills, the Sassy Southern Storyteller here. Thanks so much for stopping by. 

Just a little bit about me – I’m Southern to the bone, love my children more than life itself, and adopt animals like most people collect dust bunnies. (Oh come on, we’ve all got them under one bed or another.) I came by the tagline Sassy, Southern Storyteller honestly and many years before I ever started writing. (My dad thought it was a hilarious nickname for his kindergarten teaching daughter.)

I live by three simple rules – (1) Treat people how you want to be treated. (2) Smile lots. (3) Try everything, ’cause hearses don’t have luggage racks. 

Now, go out there and create your own story!!! Dare to Dream! Have the Strength to Try EVERYTHING! Never Look Back!

I ABSOLUTELY adore talking to readers!

Send me a message ANYTIME right here on my website or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/JLakeMills/

Skillet-Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Lemon and Pecorino Romano | America’s Test Kitchen

Got 10 minutes? Try this simple recipe!

Anyone who knows me, knows how much I love the folks at Cook Illustrated and America’s Test Kitchen. The testing that they do on recipes is unbelievable. They elected to share a number of these with everyone during the current crisis. So, enjoy!

Have 10 minutes? You can make the best Brussels sprouts that you’ve ever tasted.
— Read on www.americastestkitchen.com/recipes/10260-skillet-roasted-brussels-sprouts-with-lemon-and-pecorino-romano

Preparing for the Coronavirus #Coronavirus #COVID-19

I know, it’s nothing to laugh about, but seeing this little graphic on a news story on my local ABC station had me giggling. Now, I’m in FL, but I’m sure you can think of similar weather problems for your area.

The Florida Division of Emergency Management is reminding Floridians that COVID-19 and hurricane preparedness are two different situations.

ABC Action News, Tampa FL

When I think of what happens around here the minute the local stations even hint at a storm, I get it! Read the story, enjoy the giggle

Ascension Saga: 7 (Interstellar Brides® Program: Ascension Saga)

Because Destiny is his. His body awakened for her. And if his new mate thinks Nix will stand idly by as she suffers without his skillful lover’s touch, she is very, very mistaken…

Destiny Jones is a princess with a bad attitude. She doesn’t play nice with others, she doesn’t dress up in pretty clothes, and she has absolutely zero interest in behaving like a lady. Especially when she’s so close to catching the people who tried to have her killed. Oh, and kidnapped her mother, queen of the planet Alera. Destiny’s sex-starved body, and it’s annoying Aleran Ardor, might kill her if her enemies don’t find her first. But she’s not afraid to suffer, or risk her life to protect those she loves, but she’s terrified of risking her heart.

Vennix was trained to hunt and to kill from the shadows. After years of serving in the Hive wars as an elite member of the Coalition’s Shadow Unit, he returned home to fight for the one thing he believes in, honor. Dedicating his life to the queen’s guard was an easy decision—but watching the most beautiful woman he’s ever met repeatedly risk her life is about to drive him mad.

Because Destiny is his. His body awakened for her. And if his new mate thinks Nix will stand idly by as she suffers without his skillful lover’s touch, she is very, very mistaken…


The last of the sisters begins her story. Destiny is such a strong character, she needs a man who is just as strong. Luckily Nix seems to be exactly what she needs. Looking forward to seeing how this plays out.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

Grace Goodwin is a USA Today and international bestselling author of Sci-Fi and Paranormal romance with nearly one million books sold. Grace’s titles are available worldwide in multiple languages in ebook, print and audio formats. Two best friends, one left-brained, the other right-brained, make up the award-winning writing duo that is Grace Goodwin. They are both mothers, escape room enthusiasts, avid readers and intrepid defenders of their preferred beverages. (There may or may not be an ongoing tea vs. coffee war occurring during their daily communications.) Grace loves to hear from readers.

You know that old saying? #Coronavirus #COVID-19

You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink?

It’s apparently still alive and kicking in the USA. A week ago, I posted parts of a news article from my local news, (You Think?) that had a link in it to a list of items readily available in stores, that the EPA stated would kill the Coronavirus. Easy, peasy, right? Clorox – Check. Lysol – Check. Purell – Check.

Monday, while enjoying the hospitality of my local VA, I caught sight of a news story on a different channel pointing out that certain cleaners were not appropriate for this need. So let me use some old-fashion terms, maybe that will help.

No one is saying you don’t clean your home. Nope, haven’t heard that at all. The question is, “Are you disinfecting or sanitizing it?” Totally different things there.

When you spray the disinfectant and wipe it up right away, that’s sanitizing it. When you wait for 5 – 6 minutes, that’s disinfecting it. Make sure to do both. Start by disinfecting every thing, then you can sanitize it more easily.

Instant Pot Rack o’ Ribs Sandwich

A touch of chipotle adds smokiness to these ribs, like what you’d get on the grill. A quick broil at the end creates extra char and concentrates the flavors of the barbecue sauce.

Do you have an Instant Pot? For our most recent anniversary, my husband bought me one. Initially I thought it would be good for soup and stew. Then this recipe was featured on my Alexa Show. Now I had a good recipe for ribs that Cook’s Illustrated publishes. This one has rapidly replaced that one as a favorite.

Okay, I’m going to refer you to Food Network for the full recipe, but I thought you would enjoy seeing the video and a partial ingredient list.

  • Two 1 1/2-pound racks meaty baby back ribs
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 2 tablespoons chipotle chile powder
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon Hungarian paprika
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons packed dark brown sugar

Now, I don’t know about you, but I had almost all of the ingredients in my pantry.

Food Network

Her Dragon’s Fire (Dragon Guard Series Book 2)

Aidan has a plan…keep his mate safe, claim her for his own, live happily ever after.

Grace wants to save the world one downtrodden criminal at a time…but then he shows up and all bets are off.

With forces both natural and magical sworn to keep them apart can this couple find their happily ever after?


Hey! Rayne’s brother, whatever your name is, I’m Grace, Kyndel’s friend. Everything ok in there?”

“Yea, everything is fine. Name’s Aidan,” he tried to sound as normal as possible while putting his now limp dick back in his pants. “I was just napping. You caught me by surprise. It’s been a long couple of days since I slept,” he lied. “I’ll be right out.”

Hey, Y’all! Julia Mills, the Sassy Southern Storyteller here. Thanks so much for stopping by. 

Just a little bit about me – I’m Southern to the bone, love my children more than life itself, and adopt animals like most people collect dust bunnies. (Oh come on, we’ve all got them under one bed or another.) I came by the tagline Sassy, Southern Storyteller honestly and many years before I ever started writing. (My dad thought it was a hilarious nickname for his kindergarten teaching daughter.)

I live by three simple rules – (1) Treat people how you want to be treated. (2) Smile lots. (3) Try everything, ’cause hearses don’t have luggage racks. 

Now, go out there and create your own story!!! Dare to Dream! Have the Strength to Try EVERYTHING! Never Look Back!

I ABSOLUTELY adore talking to readers!

Send me a message ANYTIME right here on my website or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/JLakeMills/

XOXO Julia

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