Demeter’s Tablet Review

Good evening,

I am just about to go to bed but before I do, I couldn’t resist gushing about a book that I read today. My mind is still trying to understand some of the surprises and so glad I was able to read it  before the release date which is tomorrow.

Without further ado, my review on this amazing book which is number two in the Nia Rivers’ Adventures and will be released tomorrow:

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You can follow the link before and pre-order the Kindle version if you’d like!

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I love the cover which gives a hint into one of my favorite reading genres which is mythology!

Before I go much further, I wanted to say that I received a digital advanced reading copy in exchange for an honest review.

This book was amazing and I read it in one day because it was just that good and I couldn’t put it down. Nia is back with her new human bestie Loren who seem to be opposites and yet are so great together. I love reading about their banter and would love having a girl like her for a bestie. I adore Loren and how snarky she can be plus she’s unashamed about her love for a variety of men.

This unlikely duo is in search of a tablet known as Demeter’s Tablet which leads them on quite the adventure from a weird would be orgy in Istanbul all the way to Rome where the ancient Gods and Goddesses are still very much alive and more of Nia’s past will be revealed.

This book was full of adventure, humor, mystery, magic and at times frustration because I wanted to know how Nia was connected to the Gods and hoping to learn where Nia really came from. Well the first part was answered though the second is still quite the mystery. Not that I’m complaining because that just intrigues me more and I hope that eventually more will be revealed as the series continues.

I’d also love if there was eventually a story about Nia’s history with the Gods and maybe even one about Poseidon himself. I’ve always had a fascination for the mysterious God of the Seas and I really enjoyed how he was depicted in this book!

I highly recommend reading this book which reminds me of a fascinating mixture of Indiana Jones, Mythology and a reminder that you can always get through anything life throws at you with friends at your side. Plus there’s the Broody Billionaire to consider and a few other people that keep popping up to spice things up.

Can’t wait until the next book which I haven’t read but know already that I will love plus the title gives me a hint about more genres that I love to read about!

So I hope you’ve enjoyed my bookish ramblings and if the book sounds even close so something that you enjoy, go get a copy for yourself! Can’t remember the last time I finished a book in one day which shows just how addicted I was and read every chance I could. That raps things up for me though I will be back soon to ramble on more about my love of reading and general bookish things.

I hope you always have a book with you especially in case life gets boring and be proud of what you love to read!

Slainte

~Meg

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Hunted By Sin Review

Good evening,

I just finished a book and though I’m still processing, wanted to get my thoughts down while the story is still fresh in my mind. What book you ask? Well keep reading and all will be revealed, minus spoilers.

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I received this book in exchange for an honest review.

This book is second The Gatekeeper Chronicles and all of my favorite characters are back! Malina, Eamon, Ajitah, his kids, Drake, Carmella, Aaron and Garuda.
Malina and her friends are on the lookout for missing people and to hopefully balance the scales so she can be rid of some of the marks on her soul. When Carmella is kidnapped, Malina pulls out all the stops to find her and the truth is something that really rocks the Witch Coven world.
Eamon still seems to be suffering from something, won’t explain why he doesn’t want Malina together with Ajitah and holds back the possible key to saving her Mother from the Daughter of Chaos though all are eventually revealed near the end of the book.
When Malina learns what might save her mother, she travels to the Naga world known as Nagalok with Garuda at her side and becomes enmeshed in a world that her Mom left to be able to be with her Dad. Also Garuda is put under a trial for killing the Guardian though it was in self defense. There she meets her grandfather, great grandfather and most of the Naga. One person in particular she could have gladly gone without meeting… puts a whole different spin on being a snake in the grass….
Then eventually she returns to Earth, learns the truth about her Dad’s declining health and the real reason he’s tried to steer Malina away from Ajitah.

I can see why Malina has been struggling with her feelings for Ajitah as well as Garuda. Both have their own lure, hot and are protective. What girl wouldn’t struggle to decide!

This book blew my mind and talk about the feels especially the end…… you’re probably going to need some tissues! I can’t wait to see what next happens in this fascinating story and hopefully some things will become much more clear.

If you’re a fan of mythology, magic, the power of Love, adventure and alternate realities, you’ll love this book!

Now I’m off to wipe up my face after that unexpected ending and eagerly waiting to get my hands on the next book in this addicting series!

Thank you so much for dropping by and I hope you’ve enjoyed my review. Feel free to comment if you’d like or if this is your first time visiting, feel free to find me at these social media sites where I also talk about books, take pictures of books and generally enjoy every moment of being a bookworm:

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Slainte

~Meg

 

My Reading Update

Good evening fellow bookworms,

My paying job has been keeping me really busy and tonight I have to go in overnight to do some things but before that, I’d like to clue you in on my bookish adventures.

Last month, I hauled in over 40 paper books though I can’t remember how many digital (probably around 20 including buying and ARCs) which I rambled about on my Instagram account. If you’re curious, you can find it here:

Hi, my name is Megan and I'm a Book and Book Tuber Addict. So I told myself I would limit the number of books to buy until I get some of what I have read and cull what I don't want. I had good intentions…. and then I found out my local library was having a sale, also found a book at a place I was training at for work, two local bookshops, a couple of won books, a couple from @bookoutlet , two from @owlcrate, two from @barnesandnoble and now I have the biggest haul of books that I've had in years which is 40 Books, most of which I wanted to read for a while or I just couldn't say no to. So that makes my current books owned at the whopping number (for me anyways) of 435 print books with less than 100. That's not even half of what I own digitally but that's a story for another day. I won't run out of reading material anytime soon and I know I'll buy more books but I'm determined to limit the amount per month. My bookworm side is laughing at me and sarcastically wishing me good luck. #bookaddict #bookstagram #happybookworm #librariesarecool #bookoutlet #owlcrate #bibliophile #needmoretime #belleismytwin #usedbooks #booksknowmyname #booksaremykryptonite

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Thus month I’m determined to limit myself at least in the paper form and try hard to read the books I have. Exceptions will be ARCs I may receive (digital and paper).

In other news, currently these are the books I’m reading. Normally I don’t read more than three books at a time but exceptions are possible as a bookworm. They are as follows:

 


1. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (reread) by J.K. Rowling
2. Drakon’s Plunder by N.J. Walters
3. The Jane Austen Project by Kathleen A Flynn
4. Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare
5. Hunted By Sin by Jasmine Walt
All of these are such great books and I’m planning to do a review on all of them soon. My name is Megan and I’m a Book Addict! Also numbers 2, 3, & 5 have been generously given to me in exchange for a review.

 

So that’s a brief update on what’s been going on in my bookish world. Also, I am still addicted to booktube and find myself listening even while driving to and from work instead of the radio.

Thank you so much for dropping by and I hope you’ll return soon to find out what I am up to. If you’d like to connect with me, you can find me at these social media sites:

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I shall see you soon and never forget to take a book along just in case you might have a moment to read 😜

 

Slainte,

~Meg

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You’re Invited To A Book Release Party

Good afternoon,

I don’t know about you but I can’t say no to reading about the Scots and being invited to a book release party on Facebook .

Today is the release of Say Yes To The Scot Anthology by Sabrina York, Lecia Cornwall, May McGoldrick, and Anna Harrington who are all very talented authors and put their own unique spin on the sexy Scots and their happily ever afters.

Curious to find out what’s going on? Keep reading!

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SAY YES TO THE SCOT

by Lecia Cornwall, Anna Harrington, May McGoldrick, and Sabrina York

E-Original published by Swerve

Publication Date: June 20, 2017

ISBN: 9781250158383

Price: $3.99

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Description

You are formally invited to the Highland wedding event of the year. These four lasses are about to meet their matches in an original digital anthology featuring stories from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Sabrina York, Lecia Cornwall, Anna Harrington, and May McGoldrick.

HOW A LASS WED A HIGHLANDER by Lecia Cornwall
In this retelling of The Princess and The Pea, Laird Alex Munro of Culmore has just five weeks to find a bride and marry her…or else the clan will be cursed with ill luck. Cait MacLeod finds herself caught in a clan feud, and when she tries to stop a deadly raid, she ends up as Alex Munro’s prisoner. With timing running out, is this couple meant to be? 

A MATCH MADE IN HEATHER by Anna Harrington
She was the laird’s daughter. He was nothing more than a penniless, nameless Scot with nothing to offer but his heart. Fate tore them apart, but now he’s back in her life with status, money and a title. Can they let go of past hurts and find love?

A MIDSUMMER WEDDING by May McGoldrick
Their marriage was two decades in the making. The young, educated woman and her highland, pirate husband, betrothed when they were still children. But on the day of their wedding, Elizabeth Hay and Alexander Macpherson are in for a surprise.

THE SCOT SAYS I DO by Sabrina York
Catherine Ross’s world is turned upside down when her brother gambles away every penny they own. But to make matters worse? He’s lost everything to none other than Duncan Mackay, the rugged Scot who Catherine loved for years–but he never noticed her, and now she positively loathes him. But her brother’s in danger of going to Newgate, and the despicable Duncan has a plan– she can claim back the money and save her brother. If she marries him…

 

Author Bios

Lecia Cornwall is the author of steamy Regency romances set in England and Scotland including the Highland Fairytale series for SMP Swerve, starting with Beauty and the Highland Beast. Her books are known for their layered plots and intriguing characters. Lecia lives in Calgary, Canada with four cats, two teenagers, a crazy chocolate lab and one very patient husband.
Lecia Cornwall author picAnna Harrington is the author of The Secret Life of Scandals series with Forever romance. When she isn’t writing, she spends her time trying not to kill the innocent rose bushes in her garden. She is the author of The Secret Life of Scoundrels series, including Along Came a Rogue
Anna Harrington author pic.jpgUSA Today bestselling authors Nikoo and Jim McGoldrick (writing as May McGoldrick) weave emotionally satisfying tales of love and danger. Publishing under the names of May McGoldrick and Jan Coffey, these authors have written more than thirty novels and works of nonfiction. Nikoo, an engineer, also conducts frequent workshops on writing. Jim holds a Ph.D. in Medieval and Renaissance literature and teaches English in northwestern Connecticut. They are the authors of Much Ado About HighlandersTaming the Highlander, and Tempest in the Highlands in the Scottish Relic Trilogy with SMP Swerve.

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Sabrina York is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author of more than twenty hot, humorous written works. Her stories range from sweet and sexy to scorching romance. She’s the author of Hannah and the Highlander with St. Martin’s Press.

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Authors’ Links

Lecia Cornwall

Website: www.leciacornwall.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Lecia-Cornwall-147981455226519

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Leciacornwall

 

Anna Harrington

Website: www.annaharringtonbooks.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/annaharrington.regencywriter

Twitter: https://twitter.com/aharrington2875

 

May McGoldrick

Website: www.maymcgoldrick.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/MayMcGoldrick

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MayMcGoldrick

 

Sabrina York

Website: http://sabrinayork.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/SabrinaYorkBooks

Twitter: https://twitter.com/sabrina_york

 

Buy Links

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XFTN88N

B&N: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/say-yes-to-the-scot-may-mcgoldrick/1125898259

iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/isbn9781250158383

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/say-yes-to-the-scot

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=sXNFDgAAQBAJ

So I hope you’ll join in as it’s going to be lots of fun and there’s prizes to be had. So find a comfortable spot and come join the excitement! Also stay tuned for my review of this anthology soon!

Slainte

~Meg

A Review of Deadmen Walking

Good evening fellow bookworms,

It has been a great day to stay inside and read a book in a cool house while the temperatures rise outside during the day. Recently I was lucky enough to read a recent new series by Sherrilyn Kenyon and having finished it this afternoon, couldn’t wait to gush over it.

I’ve enjoyed reading Sherrilyn’s books for a little over ten years now and she’s always full of surprises. My first taste of her awesome writing was first reading about Arik and Geary’s story in Dream Hunter which I happened to spot at an on base library while living near Camp Lejeune in North Carolina with a friend. It was the cover that initially got my attention and then once diving into the book. I became hooked and unable to resist of a book of hers since.

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When I heard that she was creating a new series, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on the book especially when learning there would be pirates, mythical creatures and the real reason behind Mara’s and Devyl’s rocky relationship. All of this information and so much more was contained in the book that by the time I reached about one hundred sixty pages this afternoon, I couldn’t pull myself away until reaching the end. It really was that good and Sherrilyn really knows how to toss in the surprises.

This is the story about Devyl Bane who was once known as Don-Dueli the fierce Dumnonii warlord who has been brought back from the dead along with  by a man known as Thorn to combat evil that is brewing in the early 1700’s when pirates were hugely popular on the seas and America was still fairly new though most of the story takes place near the Caribbean . He has become the Captain of a ship to Bart Meers, William Death, Armand De la Roche aka Roach, Absalon aka Sallie, Zumari, Kalder Dupree, Sancha, Rosenkranz aka Rosie, Valynda and Belle who all died terrible deaths and given the chance at a mortal life if they can redeem themselves by working to send terrible creatures back to the places they belong. Cameron finds herself on the ship with all of these interesting people though she’s the only one that’s still living and just wants to find her brother Paden who is currently missing but there’s so much more that just a simple case of being lost at sea. Then there’s Marcelina aka Mara who is a Deruvian which means that she can take on the form of a living tree or human at will and whose people were nearly wiped out after Du hunted them near the extinction. She is the actual ship they are on that guards them and is also binded to Devyl from a spell back when they both were still living, also she is the older sister to Vine who was married to Du and also was the reason Du died. So to say there’s some animosity between the two is putting it mildly. Despite the many differences and backgrounds, they are in a sense a dysfunctional family who care about each other and are fiercely loyal.

Cameron finds herself among a crazy bunch of people who have their own secrets but soon learns to get along with them all and the real reason behind her brother’s disappearance. She will soon see that some creatures really aren’t made up and that sometimes the best people to depend on don’t always have to be related by blood. All of the crew are there to hopefully redeem themselves but most don’t realize just how hard of a job that will be or that they will be up against some seriously powerful creatures. When the chips were down and things seemed to be going from terrible to no hope of coming back, allies in unexpected places and people with more powers than they let on show up to literally and figuratively blow things out of the water.

I have often said that there’s no such thing as too many stories about the Norse that combines the modern with the mythical. There are lots of stories told about the history of the Gods and some modern stories that have involved time traveling such as with Sandra Hill’s Viking Series and then there’s Rick Riordan’s Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard series as well as Marvel’s Thor which showed beautiful Asgard and so many countless others but those three are what stick out most in my mind. Now I can add Sherrilyn’s Deadmen Walking to that list and information about people who really did exist hundreds of years ago such as the Dumnonni who once lived in the modern day Cornwall/Devon area of England and were thought to have descended from Norse Gods at some point.

I love how Sherrilyn gives some background into how most of the people on the ship came to be there and how they took responsibility for their actions. It was sad though at the demise particularly of Kalder, William and Belle who all were given the crap end so to speak of fate as a human. It was also really interesting to learn about Du whose lineage is much more powerful than it seems, who does have some back character flaws but also has a very redeemable side too. He did not have an easy life growing up though was fiercely protective of his little sister and eventually his older sister and never preyed on women or children including sparing Mara’s life even while in the middle of battle. Something terrible happened to his little sister that caused him to go on the rampage and though I don’t agree with all of the chaos that he caused, I can see why he became so angry. He’s for sure the kind of guy that I would want to be on his good side and he will fiercely protect anyone that he cares for. It was also interesting to learn about Mara’s background and her reasons for hating Du for hundreds of years. Also it was a terribly dirty thing that Vine did to her husband and eventually Fate caught up to that treacherous witch.

 

Towards the end of the book Kalder’s decision was very surprising though I don’t want to say what it is because of spoilers but let’s just say that I was surprised at the friendship that he developed with Cameron but also very glad and I hope there’s good things in store for the future with them. I think once Cameron grows up, they could potentially be a really cute couple some day.

Sallie was also surprising who claims to carry his soul around in a bottle of rum and is teased about it quite a bit by his fellow ship mates who believe the man is just crazy until Devyl demands they leave him be. I loved how he surprised everyone towards the end of the book apart from Devyl and found myself laughing at the reactions of his fellow ship mates.

So overall, I loved this book and was sad to see it end. I’m so glad that there will be more in this series and I can’t wait to read the next book whenever it is published. Good thing Sherrilyn has plenty  of other books for me to enjoy in the meantime and gives me a chance to catch up on some of the Dark Hunter stories that I’ve missed lately. Speaking of Dark Hunters, there was also some mention of the them which I was really excited about and in fact one of the crew members is a Dark Huntress that Thorn was able to borrow from Acheron. There’s mention of other people from that world though I won’t give more information away because it’s much more fun to read about it. If you enjoy mystery, humor, adventure, mythology, a bit of steaminess and surprises, you’ll really enjoy this book.

Thank you so much for tuning into my bookish ramblings and I hope it’s been enjoyable to read. I would love to keep going on about this book but alas I have to get up early for work tomorrow and there are many other books on my list to read and rave about. Just remember to always have a good book with you in case there’s a chance to get lost in another world and those times when you just need a mini vacation from the world or just have the sudden urge to want to read. Please tune in soon for more of my ramblings.

Slainte

~Meg

Revisiting Evergreen Grove

Good Sunday evening fellow bookworms,

Today has been a cold rainy day here in Minnesota and the perfect excuse to curl up with  a good book. I recently finished a great book and I’m so excited to talk about it! Not to mention, look at that front cover!

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I received a digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Every time I read a book by Elisabeth, I know that I’m in for a treat and that the characters who live in Evergreen Grove will pull on my heartstrings. I love who Elisabeth shows their flaws and yet how redeemable each can be no matter their background. I do agree with Dante though, that Arlo Spencer is a cancer and needs to pay for all pain he’s done to so many people throughout the years. So other than that sorry excuse for a mentor, each person in this series has had struggles to overcome and find love in unexpected ways while also finding their niche in life, and I’m so glad that dude doesn’t live in Evergreen Grove.

Kate and Tyler are a bit different than previous characters though as they knew each other before Evergreen Grove and were driven apart due to a terrible accident which claimed Tyler’s twin brother Terrence and left Kate permanently physically as well as emotionally scarred. They met when Kate was just barely sixteen and Tyler eighteen while he was in a street fight. Kate happened to  be walking home late from the library and Tyler felt himself drawn to this tiny girl with a big personality. What starts out as a friendship starts to morph into something more until the night of the accident. They go their separate ways for two years, both nursing hurts and attempting to deal with life on their own terms. Then one night their mutual friend Alonzo drags Tyler with him and just barely manages to keep Kate from being arrested at a party that got out of hand and after getting Kate to sober up by having some pancakes, convinces Kate to come with them to Evergreen Grove before her slow downward spiral with being addicted to pain pills and partying gets the best of her.

Kate and Tyler were unofficially dating before the accident and lost touch due to the trauma and misunderstandings that neither of them could work through at the time. Things seem to be slowly mending together until Tyler gets the chance to follow one of his dreams of being a professional fighter and Kate worries that she might get in the way of that. She tries to gently break it off because she thinks that’s what’s best for him though it back fires and causes the two of them go their separate ways for a bit though both are suffering and being rather stubborn.

When a fire breaks out near where Kate is staying, all bets are off and Tyler rushes to be with her, putting a lot of things into perspective. Tyler realizes that life is too short to stay mad for long especially at someone whom you love and no matter the obstacles, it is sometimes possible to have your cake and eat it too. They say with age comes wisdom and these two soon realize that it’s never too late to fight for what you want, come clean no matter what might have happened in the past and believe in the impossible.

I loved getting to know these two and my heart went out to them for the pain they suffered due to circumstances out of their hands and yet found a way back to each other. I have high hopes for these two and I’m looking forward to visiting with them again in future books.

Full of a fascinating mix of humor, triumph over tragedy, the power of love, and characters to relate to, it was a pleasure to get my hands on a copy of this book. I hope you too will enjoy it as much as I did.

The book was just released today so you can go download your own digital copy and be reading this story in a matter of minutes!

Well that wraps up my bookish ramblings for the evening. Much as I’d love to stay up later to talk more about books, my day job starts early tomorrow morning and there’s lots to do. So be sure to tune in again soon to read more about my love of books and my inner nerd comes out to say hello. Thank you so much for stopping by!

Slainte

~M

A Legacy of Blackwoods!

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Happy Tuesday fellow bookworms! I’ve been busy with work, reading and enjoying Spring since it’s arrived here in Minnesota. Speaking of arrived, a book is out today which I was lucky to get a digital copy of and it was such a great book!
It was such a pleasure to read this book and get to see seven generations of Blackwoods living in the same area over the course of their lives. The men and women they love are equally strong while also dealing with the effects of a different war each generation.
I love the concept of getting to know a family and their descendants over the course of years as the times change but love prevails, there’s always a sense of coming home and buildings may fall apart or be destroyed but good ultimately triumphs.

If asked to pick a favorite of the people I was introduced, it would be a hard choice because each of them were wonderful people, just needing patience, a safe haven and support to not only survive but thrive.

I also loved that there was a luckenbooth passed down to be worn on the brides’ wedding day and each Christening of children. It was a brooch that Finlan ( the founding Father of a wonderful legacy) had made for his bride that was created in memory of his mother who had given him a similar brooch before he left his homeland of Scotland.
The various stories by different authors were hard to turn away from and I was eager to see fate had next for the Blackwoods and all of the stories smoothly ran together.
It was refreshing to read short stories that while I would have loved to keep going, were rich with details and wanting to read so much more. It was a perfect mix of adventure, love, family ties and the feel that no matter where life may take the Blackwoods, they are always welcomed home to their legacy in Pennsylvania.
I really hope there will be more stories to read about this fascinating family and I highly recommend it!

Right now the digital version of this book is on sale for only $0.99 and available at most retailers including Amazon Barnes and Noble!

Well that completes my bookish ramblings for the time being because I have a lot of catch up reading to do and only so much time. Oh the troubles of being a bookworm!

Slainte

~Meg