The Sunday Post #21-5

The Classics

When was the last time that you sat down and read a book that you consider a classic? I never cared for many of the books that are traditionally considered classic such as “Little Women” or “Great Expectations”. I did read others by way of Reader’s Digest. For me, nothing beats “Lord of the Rings”.

I own a box set of LOTR, but rarely get it out anymore. It’s physically heavy and a bit unwieldy. Then a few days ago, I found the box set on Kindle Unlimited! I’m in heaven! This is the first time I’ve started reading it in absolutely years.

Moral of the story? Take a search at your favorite retailer for a favorite classic book!

Weekly cup of Coco!

We love to have Coco sleep on the bed with us, but this was going a little bit too far! I stepped away from the bed to turn the lights off only to find that she stole my side of the bed!

Interstellar Brides 5: Mated to the Beast

After two of her brothers are killed in battle with the relentless alien menace that threatens the entire Interstellar Coalition, Sarah Mills volunteers to join the fight in an effort to bring home her last surviving brother. When she is mistakenly processed as a bride rather than a soldier, however, she rejects the match. But her mate has other ideas…

Dax is an Atlan warlord, and like all the men of his race, a primal beast lurks within him, ready to emerge in the fury of battle or the heat of the mating fever. When he learns that his bride has chosen to fight on the front lines rather than share his bed, he sets out to track her down and take what the beast demands.

Sarah is none too pleased when a massive brute claiming to be her mate arrives suddenly in the midst of a battle, and her displeasure turns to fury when Dax’s presence disrupts her mission and leads to the capture of her brother. But after her commanding officer refuses to authorize a rescue mission, Sarah’s best hope of saving the only family she has left is to accept Dax’s offer to help, even if that means giving herself to him in return.

Though he is thrilled to have located his wayward bride, Dax quickly discovers that Sarah is nothing like the meek, submissive women of his world. If he wants her, he will have to tame her, with a firm hand applied to her bare bottom if necessary. But Dax doesn’t just want Sarah, he needs her. Can she satisfy the fearsome beast within him before he loses control completely?


Heather
4.0 out of 5 stars Warrior Human bride takes on Atlan Warlord
Reviewed in the United States on October 16, 2020 Verified Purchase
A most unexpected but delightful mistake.
Raised by a father and 4 brothers Sarah is not wilting simpering female. She has strength, smart, sass and skills. Joining the collation to fight by her brother Seth's side she doesn't have time for a man.
Dax is so close to going berserker his commander demands he be tested for a bride. This Atlan has his work cut out for him. His bride is not some sweet bidable Atlan female raised to sooth the Beast but a warrior.
Look forward to some fighting action, mating cuffs, huge alien, spanking, plugs and so many orgasms im surprised she could still talk!
Book Snob Sue
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved Sarah & Dax
Reviewed in the United States on April 3, 2017 Verified Purchase
Damn I love this series. Sarah & Dax are my favorite couple in this series so far. Sarah was trying to get signed up for the front lines of the war and work side by side with her only remaining brother. They accidentally processed her as a bride instead of the war, which she refuses. Dax is starting his mating heat and they get him processed right away for a bride, but his bride was never taken out of the system and is not a part of the program.....so, he goes to get her. Her and her brothers team are in the middle of an op when he lands right in the middle. This causes her brother to be taken and her and her mate to go get him back.

This is one of my favorite sci-fi series, it always has some action, it's funny and so damn hot.....the trifecta in my opinion. It's a real addiction.

Ann Shannon
5.0 out of 5 stars Dax and Sarah's story is a great introduction to the Atlan warriors and their world.
Reviewed in the United States on March 5, 2018 Verified Purchase
Mated to the Beast- Sarah is a warrior in her own right and she's volunteering for the coalition because her brother's out there alone. Only the new warden at the Interstellar Bride program is mixed up and puts her through the bride testing instead of the warrior testing. And she's matched to an Atlan who's about to go into beserker mode if he doesn't get matched to his mate. Dax is at his limit, he needs a mate and now, or he will face being executed before he's too dangerous to be around. The problem is, his mate is off fighting the Hive instead of joining him.
This was my gateway into the Interstellar Bride series. I read it over a year ago and then found my way back recently, deciding to read them in order this time. I love the Atlan warriors and their devotion to their females.

GBoswell
4.0 out of 5 stars Goodwin did a good job here and the story line is very good. The sex is pretty extreme but the story is too.
Reviewed in the United States on April 20, 2017Verified Purchase
Sarah Mills had three brothers but has lost two of them to the Hive war. She wanted to save the last one. After 19 months of battling the Hive Sara is leading an attack on a Hive supply ship. Then right when they are about to attack an Atlan transports directly into the middle of the fight and starts ripping the Hive warriors apart. Because of his actions Sara lost several men and is furious at him. But the Atlan is suffering from Mating Fever and demands her. Now the Atlan has to tame this woman who has never been tamed before he is lost into beast mode forever. Sara is not tamed easily but she was never faced with a 8 ft hulk of a man with 1% body fate with an sex drive that most Porn stars wish they had.
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Warlord: Alpha Lords Book 1

He conquered her. Now he will claim her.

When Rowan inherited control of her pack upon her father’s death, she vowed never to marry, and many a suitor has since been sent home disappointed. But Alaric of Ravenscar is no suitor…

He is a warlord, never defeated in battle, and he has come to take what he wants. He means to conquer not just Rowan’s lands, but her beautiful virgin body as well, and her efforts to defy him merely result in her being mounted and claimed with her well-spanked bare bottom still burning.

Soon Alaric will mark her as his mate, but first she will be thoroughly and shamefully mastered
Marybeth
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow...the future of the wolves!
Reviewed in the United States on August 3, 2019Verified Purchase
In this new series that the author has started, we are with the werewolves from the Wayward Mates series. This is set in the future where a plague has gone through the world and has reverted to medieval times.

Rowan is the alpha of Calon Onest. As a female, her pack is happy with her, but the rest of the wolf packs are not. After she kills the envoys from the council, they send Alaric, the warlord. Alaric is more than happy to go as he is looking for a place to settle down with his troops. On the way, he discovers that Riwan is his fated mate and that changes his plans somewhat. Of course, he tames Rowan, but the fun is the way it happens.

I highly recommend this book. I loved it and am looking forward to at least two more books in the series with Arielle and Sloan

CWJ

5.0 out of 5 stars Meet Some New "Mates"
Reviewed in the United States on August 3, 2019Verified Purchase
I read an advanced copy of this book and as usual my opinion is reflected in the fact that I bought a copy as soon as it went "live". Meet a new, post-apolalyptic family of the Mates. We may have traveled to the future, to a new world but Calon Onest and Ravenscar along with their wolf shifters are going strong. Rowan is a alpha in her own right and rules the pack at Calon Onest - until she is "invaded" in a most unusual way by Alaric of Ravenscar. As usual Delta has created a wonderful, super kick-ass heroine, a strong, dominant male and mixed it with a great story, steamy encounters and romance. I loved it and can't wait for the next story

CChase

5.0 out of 5 stars Calon Onest Alpha
Reviewed in the United States on August 13, 2019Verified Purchase
Enjoyed shifters romance with spice added. Love how Rowan stood.up for her pack . Alaric how he tames Rowan a alpha in her own right. They had the chemistry, also she would hear his voice before they met . Didn't realize it love the dreams she had.
This amazing story took place in the apocalyptic future. Fell in love with the calon onest pack all over again . Y'all need to get this amazing book. Shifters romance at it's best

Golden Fire Clan (Dragon Guard Book 2): Her Dragon’s Fire

Her sharp wit and his fierce strength are all that’s standing between these Fated Mates and certain death.

Can Grace distract her captor by playing the witless damsel in distress? Will Aidan make it before the traitor discovers their deception? Can these Fated Mates defy all odds to find their happily ever after? 

This Guardsman must protect his Mate at all costs. Even if it means staining his hands with the blood of his kin


KimP

5.0 out of 5 stars Dragons...I love Dragons - Fantastic Series
Reviewed in the United States on March 23, 2014 Verified Purchase
I love Dragon Shifter books, they are amongst my favourite genres to read and there are never enough great books to read in this genre. This series was definitely a perfect find for me. The writing was very good and the story pulled you in from book one and continued in book two. I am so looking forward to the third book in this series.

The first Book followed the leader of the Dragon Guard Rayne and his Mate Kyndall's story and I thought that was a great book... but book two, "Her Dragon to Slay" was just that much better! "Her Dragon's Fire" was Aiden and Grace's Story and you could sense the Love between them and the connection they had.

Aiden was sexy hot and an oh so romantic alpha male, Grace was a very independent strong woman as well, she had a mind of her own and challenged Aiden every chance she could. There was so much more to these characters and the obstacles they faced and had to overcome made you feel just that much more for them, especially Aiden. There were definitely some very steamy scenes, which I love, very detailed and scorching hot. One can only wish they had a Man so devoted to a Woman"s every need like the men (Dragons) in these books!

The writing was fantastic and brought the characters to life and I had a hard time putting this book down (I got nothing done over the weekend I read both books in 2 days). The book was edited really well and the story flowed from one page to the next effortlessly. I can only hope that the rest books in this series get better. I loved that there is a little about all of the characters in the books and you get a glimpse at previous characters and what they are doing. I can't wait for Lance and Samantha's story, April can't come soon enough.

I would definitely recommend this series to those who like the Paranormal genre. It was an outstanding read and you won't be disappointed.
RedEnigma
4.0 out of 5 stars Her Dragon's Fire
Reviewed in the United States on June 28, 2018 Verified Purchase
This book was much better than Book One because the plot was a lot more interesting, and I enjoyed the action. However, the writing is still a bit repetitive, too detailed in parts, and there are too many things that were very similar to the first book.

I love Aiden as much in this book as I did in the story about Rayne and Kyndel. He has strength, passion, and is not afraid to show or feel emotions.

Grace, on the other hand, started out being a heroine I liked, but she soon became demanding, insensible, and even put their lives at risk with her foolishness...all because she had to see everything "with her own eyes!" Really?!

I liked the other characters, the brethren--Lance, Royce, Aaron, and Devon. I definitely want to read their stories. I'm also curious about what eventually happens to Aaron's and Aiden's traitorous brother, Andrew

Rhonda Hicks

VINE VOICE
4.0 out of 5 stars You won't be disappointed
Reviewed in the United States on February 11, 2019 Verified Purchase
Remember Grace from book one? You know, Kyndel's best friend who had borrowed her car and left Kyndel to walk home the night she met Rayne? Yep, that's her. Big city girl from affluent parents, dad an ambassador and mom a humanitarian, is now an attorney for the State Prosecutor. Unfortunately, she had her insecurities and one of those had been about the opposite sex and love. Her ex in college had cheated on her and Grace overheard him tell the other girl he was only with Grace to meet her father and advance his political career and then made disparaging remarks about her weight. Grace decided then and there, in her senior year, love was for suckers. She wouldn't go that route again. Aiden was a dragon of the Elite Dragon Guard. His twin brother Aaron was two minutes older than him and their baby brother Andrew was ten years younger. Not only was Andrew the baby of the family, but he had two different colored eyes and was considered to be the mark of a Special One. Aiden was the first person Andrew had opened his eyes to and made a connection with, so there was a special bond between them. Unfortunately that bond had been broken the night Aiden thought Andrew had been killed. Now, six months later, he's still looking for Andrew, who turned out to be alive and using black magic. He had turned traitor and Aiden was hunting him before more people were hurt. Julia Mills has an innate ability to tap into the realm of dragons and bring us a world consisting of an elite group of dragon guards who are duty bound to protect humans and the way fate plays a hand in bring them their mates. This is Aiden and Grace's story and what a story it is. With an underlying plot flowing through the book, strong characters who bring loyalty and chaos to each other's lives and the devotion and love of a dragon, you won't be disappointed
 Shirley Ngapo-Simpson
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally claiming his mate
Reviewed in the United States on September 21, 2020 Verified Purchase
Aiden has known that Grace is his mate, the one the Universe made for him, for at least six years but due to guilt has not claimed her. Grace is fascinated by the smell of the brother of her friend Kyndel's husband as he is staying at her friends house while in town. Tired from work she decides to go to her friends home as it is closer to work and sees Aiden there. Thus begins this epic continuation of the next Dragon Guard shifter finally claiming his mate. I would highly recommend this book and am sure that readers will include the intrigue and twists as well as love interweaved into this story
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The Sunday Post #21-4

This past week saw a great deal of change in the US. We actually swore in a female Vice President, never mind all the other firsts involved there! Then there was the somewhat hidden footnote for history, Joseph Biden is the first Catholic president since JFK. That’s worth taking note of. If it wasn’t for his using a family Bible for taking the oath, many people might not know that.

This year was the first time my husband and I watched an inauguration on TV. Previous years, we just didn’t have the time or perhaps the interest. In this year, facing a resurgence of the Coronovirus, we all need to pay better attention to what is going on around us.

Weekly Cup of Coco

Warm and cozy!

My husband and I love bringing Coco to bed with us. Neither one of us believes that she was ever spoiled before and we are trying to make up for that lack. On the nights when she doesn’t want to spend the entire night in the bed, I drop my extra pillow on the floor for her to use.

Interstellar Brides® Program Book 21: Surprise Mates

SURPRISE!

I’m on Prillon Prime for a surprise party. Me, the unmated Earth girl, a guest of the queen! I want to dress up and have fun. Not trip over my own two feet and fall into the arms of two of the hottest alien warriors I’ve ever seen. Ever.

What happens on Prillon Prime stays on Prillon Prime. Before they touch me I make it clear that I’m not looking for a mate. Or two. I have to go back to The Colony. My life is there.

But Prillon warriors are notorious for fighting for what they want. Apparently, what these two want… is me.


Polar Bear Fan
5.0 out of 5 stars What Happens On Prillon Prime...
Reviewed in the United States on December 1, 2020Verified Purchase
Lucy just want a fling. She picks two Prillons at a party and makes her wishes clear; two nights then she's going home. As if. Nik and Sam are not going to play that game. Although this is in the Interstellar Brides series Lucy is not a bride. She is mated without testing but it's definitely a true mating. Very enjoyable twist to the usual plot and Prillons are so hot.

Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Love conquers all !
Reviewed in the United States on December 5, 2020Verified Purchase
I , once again couldn't hardly put it down til I hit the end. I love this series. I read everything book I can in this saga, each time I enter this world it pulls me in and I feel like I know everyone and am once again visiting my friends to see what new adventure is going on. The love between everyone is palpable. They seem so real and come off the page. I am happy for Lucy, can't wait to hear how the Spa goes, dying to hear how Braun's love life is going. Don't ever stop...I even want to see DR. Helion get laid...lol! Please , please do Warden Edgar soon ...💋💓

The Bookwyrm
5.0 out of 5 stars FANTASTIC!
Reviewed in the United States on December 25, 2020Verified Purchase
Get ready to catch up with most of your favorite heroines at the Queen of Priors surprise birthday party. I don't want to spoil too much, but you'll never think of The Electric Slide the same way again. And of course, the lovely Lucy meets her perfect match-es in a sexy Prior ambassador and is personal guard. We also learn who the next Bachelor Beast is going to be. And he can SING! Yay! Also, the abrasive Dr. Helior gets schooled by the human female Cyborg siren, Gwen Fernandez and her Forsian cyborg mate. He is creeping ever closer to his own story, and I can't wait! Someday soon the good doctor is going to come up against the uncontrollable chaotic force that is his human mate.

Jackie
5.0 out of 5 stars Give me more...
Reviewed in the United States on December 8, 2020Verified Purchase
Just as good as the last. But I want more. I wish there was a better update on the Colony. I feel like they are still struggling to get brides. It would be great if one of the brides came up with a calendar idea. Also since there is no guarantee of a Bachelor Beast finding his mate, it would be cool to have three beasts on the show at once. So there would be a possibility of one successful match, but if there was more....it would be a hat trick. I liked Bachelor Beast, it was more out of the box than what has been done in the past. I like that she doesn't leave any questions left unanswered when the book is finished. Can't for the next installment.
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The “I Love My Instant Pot®” 5-Ingredient Recipe Book

Today, I’m doing something I’ve never done before. This cookbook hasn’t been released yet, so I’m urging you to pre-order it. I truly do love my Instant Pot. So much so, I ordered my youngest daughter one for Christmas, besides getting her some of the accessories. This book is really great. I’ve already made 2 of the recipes from it, making things I’ve never tried before. One of the many things I enjoyed about it is that they don’t just stick to recipes that you can make using the insert pot. They include recipes for the egg bites tray, the steamer, a glass baking bowl plus others. That extends the usefulness of this book. So try a few and enjoy!

 From Pot Roast, Potatoes, and Gravy to Simple Lemon Cheesecake, 175 Quick and Easy Recipes (“I Love My” Series)

175 must-have 5-ingredient recipes perfect for anyone looking to save time and effort—all while using your favorite appliance the Instant Pot.

Now using the Instant Pot is easier and more convenient than ever with these 175 delicious, simple, and straightforward recipes using just five ingredients or less. Perfect for people on the go, this cookbook will help you make mouthwatering dishes for every meal of the day that the whole family will love.

Using ingredients that you probably already have on hand, The “I Love My Instant Pot” 5-Ingredient Cookbook features fast and affordable recipes that don’t require a lot of prep or shopping. And best of all, they’re satisfying, flavorful recipes you will want to make over and over again!

Including an easy-to-understand overview of your Instant Pot, this cookbook has you covered for every occasion. From breakfast to dinner and desserts and snacks in between, you will save more time (and money) than ever while enjoying tasty food all day long.

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Golden Fire Clan (Dragon Guard Series 1): Her Dragon To Slay

Sassy and stubborn have gotten Kyndel through everything life had to throw at her. Will her moxie help when destiny falls at her feet?

Hundreds of years of loyalty to Dragon Guard have made Rayne a fearless leader. When the long foretold pull of his mate rocks the Commander’s world to its core will he be able to save her from his enemies in time?

The chemistry between this strong-willed curvy girl and fierce warrior makes all the difference in the world where nothing is as it seems. The existence of an ancient race of honor-clad, tradition-bound protectors might be hard to accept but now the dead are coming back to life and holding a knife to her neck.

Can these fated mates defeat their greatest enemies and get their happily ever after?

Fate Will Not Be Denied!!

Julia has recently updated her covers for this series. I love the new ones! I also love the grouping of the different clans. For me at least, that helps. I know this is a long series, but it can be touching, funny, and so much more. So please, give it a try!


Lia Hearn
5.0 out of 5 stars This Scorches more than just the Pages
Reviewed in the United States on August 22, 2018Verified Purchase
Her Dragon To Slay
By Julia Mills

Reviewed by Lia
5 Big Stars

I wish I could give this book a hundred stars but since it's a one to give reading, it's a solid five star read. Julia Mills is an outstanding author and I have loved every single book of hers I've been able to read. I can never wait until I can get the next one on my kindle.....

The night these two meet scorched more than just the pages of this book... Despite her fear of the dark making it difficult, Kyndel finds herself forced to walk home after dark one night. What she doesn't know is how that fateful walk was going to forever change her life because she meets Rayne. A loyal dragon guard duty bound to keep humans safe, he could no longer deny his dragon half what it so desperately desires; the one and only person the Universe had designed for both halves of his soul.

Watching them as they bonded and faced the fight of and for their lives was enthralling and held me glued to my screen from the first chapter to the last words. I needed a fan and a bottle of iced water for some parts of the book.

Julia writes dragons like she personally knows some and is getting their personal insight on these books.Though this book is part of an interlocking series, each book can just as easily be read as a stand alone.
pvg123
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it
Reviewed in the United States on July 30, 2017Verified Purchase
I had read the second in this series in a boxed set and it was good enough that I wanted to go back and read the first. Glad I did. The characters are introduced well. Some things that were alluded to in the second book were clearer after reading this first book and, having read the second book I see that the author set up a few things in this book that were more fully explored in the next book. She gave just the right amount of info here; enough for this story without trying to explain everything in one shot. Well done.

Loved the main characters. She's feisty and sassy without being s shrill. He's strong and fits his title of Commander without being a stick in the mud or overbearing. Well, gotta run.I've already purchased the third in the series and I can't wait to see which of the Dragon Guard is next.

Deb D
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun Paranormal Romance
Reviewed in the United States on June 26, 2020Verified Purchase
Her Dragon To Slay is an entertaining paranormal romance by Julia Mills. Ms. Mills has provided readers with a fun read. The characters in the book are loveable and my favorite thing about the book. Kyndel's sister didn't return her car and she's forced to walk home. When Rayne is injured protecting her Kyndel manages to get the dragon shifter to her home. Their story is loaded with drama, humor, sexy bits, action and suspense. I enjoyed reading Her Dragon To Slay and look forward to reading more from Julia Mills in the future. Her Dragon To Slay is book 1 of the Dragon Guards Series but can be read as a standalone. This is a complete book, not a cliff-hanger.
Mandy Parmenter
5.0 out of 5 stars A sassy woman and a hot dragon guard meet in this dramatic story
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 5, 2018Verified Purchase
Kyndel is sassy and has got through life up to now but on a long trip home from work her destiny falls at her feet. Rayne is a fearless dragon guard commander but when he meets his mate he risks losing his cool while trying to save her from his enemies. Can someone who has come back from the dead and is now holding a knife to her neck destroy the person that the Universe made for him?

Wow - a sassy woman and a strong man - what's not to like? Kyndel was curvy and sassy, and Rayne hot and impossible to resist. The story was dramatic and it had a lot of twists and turns in the story. It was well told and I could feel all the thoughts and emotions was they journeyed through this roller-coaster to find a way to enjoy their destined life together. Very enjoyable - can't wait to read the next one now.
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