Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Playing with fire - Kate Meader

As the only female firefighter at Engine Co. 6, Alexandra Dempsey gets it from all sides: the male Mr. Mayor has other ideas... coworkers who think she can't do the job, the wives and girlfriends who see her as a threat to their firefighter men, and her overprotective foster brothers who want to shelter their baby sister at all costs. So when she single-handedly saves the life of Eli Cooper, Chicago's devastatingly handsome mayor, she assumes the respect she's longed for will finally come her way. But it seems

Eli Cooper's mayoral ratings are plummeting, his chances at reelection dead in the water. When a sexy, curvaceous firefighter gives him the kiss of life, she does more than bring him back to the land of the living--she also breathes vitality into his campaign. Riding the wave of their feel-good story might prop up Eli's flagging political fortunes, but the sizzling attraction between them can go nowhere; he's her boss, and there are rules that must be obeyed. But you know what they say about rules: they're made to be broken... 

My thoughts:
Oh this was a hot one! And I really felt the chemistry between these two, it sizzled off the pages.

Alexandra is a firefighter, she has lots of foster brothers, and she is a serial dater. She does want to find the one, but men suck. She also has a mouth on her and says what she thinks. When she meets Eli, sparks fly. She mouths off and riles him up.

Eli is the mayor if Chicago, and he does have a thing for her. But mostly he likes to argue with her and their arguing is the best. It really shows the chemistry. I was all just get down and dirty at once!

There will be some drama, that is obvious from, well you will see. But hey I also know it will blow over soon and they will live happily ever after. Until then it was fun to see them fall in love, when they both believed this would blow over.

I read it in one sitting.

Kindle Edition, 384 pages
Published September 29th 2015 by Pocket Books
Hot in Chicago #2
Contemporary romance

Monday, 24 October 2016

Review and Giveaway: Of flame and light - Cecy Robson

Taran Wird holds the unique ability to conjure fire and lightning. She is mated to Gemini, Second in Command to the Squaw Valley Pack of the Lake Tahoe Region, and the sole werewolf to possess the ability to split into two wolves. And although they are mates, Taran's insecurities have driven them apart.  

Devastated by an injury that left her with a zombie-like limb, Taran struggles to regain command over her magic. But when her arm and her power turn against her, lashing out on those she most loves, she knows she can no longer carry this burden alone. Not that she likes the alternative. 

The only way to regain control of her magic is to align and learn from the local coven of witches―the very ones who sought to banish her when she and her three unique sisters first moved to the mystical region. But although Taran is trying, the teachings don't come easy, and the tasks leave her weak and emotionally shattered. 

Yet Taran must learn and learn fast. Time is running out. The fire she once mastered so easily has become her greatest adversary and is now slowly burning her alive . . . 

My thoughts:
Oh Taran, she is such a mess. First, she has a new arm, an arm that wants to do magic of its own, and not always good magic. And in the last book she and Gemini split. She is still missing him, and honestly I forgot why they split, them being mates and all. Oh silly idiots!

The rest of the family is doing their thing while Taran tries to control her killer arm and gets sent to the witches. I do not like the witches, they are bitches. But she really is a danger to everyone.

This book was more ground level evil than many of the other ones. Not really, but Taran does spend a lot of time with the witches, there are battles to fight there too. And missing Gemini, and yes, there is something big and bad out there. But for once it felt more manageable.

We finally got a glimpse of that thing I have been waiting for..not saying what ;)

There is danger, more danger, action, and school. And bitchy witches of course. I guess the next one is about Taran too, and it will be fun to see what she has learned. And if it is not about her then I hope it's Emmie's booK

Kindle Edition, 350 pages
Published October 18th 2016 by Cecy Robson, LLC
Weird Girls #7
UF romance
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Sunday, 23 October 2016

Carole's Sunday review: The lost diaries of Elizabeth Cady Stanton - Sarah Bates

Author: Sarah Bates
Title: The Lost Diaries of Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Genre: Historical Fiction & YA
Pages: ebook
First Published: February 22nd 2016
Where I Got It: My Shelf (Given to me by the author/publisher for my honest and unbiased opinion)

Johnstown, New York, 1823: It is a time when a wife’s dowry, even children, automatically becomes her husband’s property. Slavery is an economic advantage entrenched in America but rumblings of abolition abound. 

For Elizabeth Cady to confront this culture is unheard of, yet that is exactly what she does. Before she can become a leader of the women's rights movement and prominent abolitionist, she faces challenges fraught with disappointment. Her father admires her intellect but says a woman cannot aspire to the goals of men. Her sister’s husband becomes her champion–but secretly wants more. Religious fervor threatens to consume her. As she faces depression and despair, she records these struggles and other dark confidences in diaries. When she learns the journals might fall into the wrong hands and discredit her, she panics and rips out pages of entries that might destroy her hard-fought reputation. Relieved, she believes they are lost to history forever.

I've always been a fan of Elizabeth Cady. Yes, yes, she helped women get the right to vote and helped slaves be free. Those things make her a force to be reckoned with. However, I really find her an interesting and intriguing. I've read and seen many videos/movies about Elizabeth as a suffragette, but there is pretty much nothing about her early life. 

This book covers the early life of this great woman. It was wonderful to read. Very entertaining. The beginning was a little slow, but it did get really interesting and even though I knew what was going to happen next, I was curious to see what was going to be happening next. 

Her husband annoyed me. Meh. He was okaaaaaaaaaaaay - but I always thought she could've done a hair better. The pickings back then were slim....so I guess that was the best in her area. 

There were some chronological oopsies and "stretches" from the historical facts that had killed my history-nerd soul a bit, but like any historical fiction has creative license. However, the author did an excellent job bringing the time period alive and didn't make it sound like a history book. So this is good for those who are not crazy about historical-type books. 

I do wish that it would've followed more of her later life, because I find that even more interesting. I can't imagine living a life like that! Fighting for a simple right like to vote? SMH. 


This was a fun story about an interesting story about an influential person. I want to read some more about her. Some historical inaccuracies and slow parts, but overall this was pretty good. I do recommend this for those that want to learn more about the brave women who helped change the history of the US and the world. In the end, I shall stamp this with 4 stars. 

Saturday, 22 October 2016

DNF time

Ugh. I tried! I then skimmed to page 200 and was so boooored. No one had a personality. People I had started to know where gone since 44 years had gone by. And nothing happened in those 200 pages.

I had to dnf, it was just too simple. The language not at all historical, they felt modern and the main character was not nice, the hero an ass. Just no. It felt ..self published ( I am so sorry selfpubbed books!) But, I guess like no one gave it a second look over.

This was so dull. One of the early chapters was about a woman getting up, bathing, getting her hair done, getting dressed, and I was all come on!

They were all dull


Meh meh meh


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