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!

Keys and Kisses (Untouchable Book 3)

When the year started, I had one goal—make my AP classes count and keep my grades up. Both my focus and my grades started wobbling. Dating my best friends came with perks like hugs, kisses, and invitations to dances, but it also came with cons in the form of vindictive posts, hate mail, and vandalism of my car.
I asked if it could get any worse, and I guess I got my answer.
My college essays suck.
My mother and I are racing toward a collision.
My secret admirer might turn out to be a real friend.
My dance partner wants to walk away to preserve our friendship.
My best friend demanded I keep no more secrets.
My first offered to move in with me.
My second… he’s got my back.
They all do.
But what brought us together seems to be tearing us apart and I can’t jeopardize those friendships.
I won’t.
I thought losing them was the worst thing, but losing even one… it might be the change we can’t survive.
The real key here isn’t what do I want… it’s am I willing to fight for it?

Rating: 5 out of 5.

This is such a great example of how a reverse harem might evolve naturally. The situation is treated with respect as are the individuals. Again, Heather has taken on a sensitive subject and done right by it. And Heather, if you need it, I’ve got a Master at Arms Chief (E-7) and a Special Ops Colonel (O-6) I can bring with me to help out!

USA Today bestselling author, Heather Long, likes long walks in the park, science fiction, superheroes, Marines, and men who aren’t douche bags. Her books are filled with heroes and heroines tangled in romance as hot as Texas summertime. 

From paranormal historical westerns to contemporary military romance, Heather might switch genres, but one thing is true in all of her stories—her characters drive the books. When she’s not wrangling her menagerie of animals, she devotes her time to family and friends she considers family.

She believes if you like your heroes so real you could lick the grit off their chest, and your heroines so likable, you’re sure you’ve been friends with women just like them, you’ll enjoy her worlds as much as she does.

Heather is best known for her 20-book paranormal romance series Wolves of Willow Bend, which begins:

Between Ice and Frost: Paranormal Dragon Romance (Paranormal Dating Agency Book 17)

Raven Casino loves solving mysteries. So it was only natural that she take to the Alaskan wild to find her missing friend, Juliet. She is ready to take on the world to figure out where Juliet could be. But she wasn’t expecting to meet not one, but two hunks in the icy small town of Antler, Alaska. These two were so sexy they radiated enough heat to melt the polar ice caps. Hot damn!

Frost and Ice were hired to make sure Raven was safe, but the minute they saw her, they knew she was the missing piece to their triad. Now to explain to her that she was meant to be with them both. Shared by both. And not freak her out. That was going to be harder than stopping her from getting herself killed in their little town.

There’s something going on in Antler and Raven’s out to find out what they’re hiding. With a missing friend and clues at every corner she turns, she’s taking this bull by the horns. The fantasies with Frost and Ice are a side effect of being so close to them, but she’d get over it. Right? Uh… When she solves a puzzle that’s bigger than she realized, it’s going to take two very alpha dragons to keep her alive long enough to get her freak on.

Excerpt:

“Just answer the question. Your lack of response leads me to believe there is a sexy man helping you out.”

She groaned and dropped on a chair, leaning her body back. “Try two. Both these guys are hot enough to raise the water levels of Alaska by melting the polar ice caps.”

“Good god. Really?” her mother asked, excitement and curiosity plain in her voice.

Taiden, Milly. Between Ice and Frost: Paranormal Dragon Romance (Paranormal Dating Agency Book 17) . Latin Goddess Press, Inc.. Kindle Edition.

About the Author:

Hi! I’m Milly Taiden. I love to write sexy stories featuring fun, sassy heroines with curves and growly alpha males with fur. My books are a great way to satisfy your craving for paranormal romance with action, humor, suspense and happily ever afters.

I live in Florida with my hubby, our kids, and our fur children Speedy, Stormy, and Teddy. Yes, I am aware I’m bossy, and I am addicted to chocolate and cake.
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Contact Info:

  • Website: millytaiden.com
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What I Thought:

OMG! Talk about listening to your mother or else! This trio was wonderful. I’m looking forward to reading more in this series.

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WInged Solution: Paranormal Dating Agency (Heads N’ Tails Series Book 1)

Burn me once, shame on you. Burn me twice…shame on me

Her car never slowed as she came closer to the intersection. Headlights were coming from the left and right. There was nowhere for her to go. Pumping the brakes, she honked her horn hoping to alert other drivers. She braced herself for the impact that was no doubt coming. Tires squealed. The first car clipped her back end sending her spinning. Before her car could come to a stop, another impact slammed her against the window. Gripping the steering wheel as tight as she could, she planned to ride it out. It was all she could do other than scream. Seconds seemed to take minutes as she was whipped from side to side. Finally, her car stopped. She was alive; she couldn’t believe it. Opening her eyes, she was scared to see the shape of her car. Her car had spun her away from the crash site and down the road 20 feet. As she reached for the door handle, a set of lights appeared in her window. It wasn’t slowing down. Did it not see her? Panicking, she tried to open her door so she could get out. It was jammed, and her leg felt strange. She didn’t have time to register what was happening as the vehicle slammed into her car sending it rolling across the street.

Witherell, Roxanne. Winged Solution: Paranormal Dating Agency (Heads N’ Tails Series Book 1) (pp. 15-16). MTW Press. Kindle Edition.

Braelynn Summers had one experience with a shifter and it left her in a coma for three weeks, waking up a sex crazed freak. After three years of living in pain she does the one thing she never expected to do, give in and look to a shifter to satisfy her intense sexual urges.

Time is running out for Ronan Styles. As a Pegasus shifter, he has until his 38th birthday to find his mate or he will lose his wings and become nothing more than a stallion. He turns to Gerri Wilder and the PDA. Ronan expected to find his mate and continue on with life. He didn’t expect his mate to have a prejudice against shifters.

Can Braelynn move beyond her prejudice and embrace life with Ronan? Or will her past and his secret be their downfall?

What Others Thought:

  • This book is a true treasure, the author has uniquely crafted her words into a gem that is the perfect balance of emotional sweetness and hawt shenanigans that keep interested from the first page to the last. I hope we get more, lots and lots more, books based around this supporting characters and the Heads & Tails club. – Debra B.
  • I love the way the story changed. I would have never have thought of the twist that in the story. I love the story and can not wait until the next one. – Tema Barnes.

What I Thought:

Such a wonderful story! This couple is definitely a contender for the most interesting ones! I’m looking forward to reading more books by this author.

Temptation (Blue Moon Saloon #2)

Cole leaned against the barn door, watching Rosalind breeze outside like a whirling dervish honing in on a new target. He wanted to protest because he hadn’t done anything to piss Janna off.

Haven’t done anything to earn her, either, a grouchy voice said.

He considered that. Wondered what to do. Wondered if he trusted himself to do it. His eyes drifted over the pine-dotted hills, then stopped at the crest of the ridge. The pale moon was just starting to slide behind it, setting in the morning light. Wouldn’t be long until the moon would be full, rising and setting opposite the sun.

Need her, the voice inside him turned grave. Need her to survive the Change…

He fought off a shiver that had no right shaking anyone’s shoulders on a warm Arizona day and headed back into the barn.

Lowe, Anna. Temptation (Blue Moon Saloon Book 2) (Kindle Locations 445-451). Twin Moon Press. Kindle Edition.

His darkest fears…her deepest desires.
She-wolf Janna Macks knows trouble when she sees it, especially when it comes in the form of an irresistibly broody cowboy like Cole Harper. Her fledgling pack is already in the cross hairs of a ruthless group of rogues, and falling head over heels in lust with a human will only endanger her loved ones more. The problem is, her wolf knows her destined mate when she sees him — and Cole is it.

Rodeo pro Cole Harper has never felt this off-kilter before. One minute, he’s lusting after Janna, the spunky waitress he can’t get off his mind, and the next, he’s growling at a dark inner voice demanding all kinds of crazy things — like howling at the moon and claiming Janna as his own. There’s only one thing stronger than the overwhelming need for Janna, and that’s the fear that without her, he’ll succumb to the strange inner beast wrestling for control of his haunted soul.

Behind the doors of the Blue Moon Saloon, alpha shifters confront their darkest fears and their deepest desires. This book is a complete standalone story that ends with a strong hook to the main character in the next book of the series.

This has been such a wonderful continuation of this series. If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it twice, I love series with strong continuations into the next book. The characters portrayed are ones that I can easily identify with, and isn’t that what we are all looking for?

Temptation: Reckless Desires on Goodreads