Monday, 23 October 2017

Would you Rather feat Jeffe Kennedy and Giveaway

Welcome! I was inspired  by this game that the characters played in the book reviewed yesterday (edit: I messed up, oops, so that would be the review I posted today ;) so I asked Jeffe Kennedy to play along.

Would you rather be a reverse centaur or a reverse mermaid/merman?

A reverse centaur, because horses are smarter than fish.

Would you rather have a clown only you can see that follows you everywhere and just stands silently in a corner watching you without doing or saying anything or have a real life stalker who dresses like the Easter bunny that everyone can see?

This is a seriously creepy question! If forced into an either/or, I’d take the clown since it’s harmless. Besides, I don’t have the clown-squick and since no one else would be able to see it, then no one else would be bothered.

Would you rather Fight 100 duck sized horses or 1 horse sized duck?

I’d take the 100 duck-sized horses, because horses are actually quite timid in nature. They’re essentially prey animals and all their might is in their size. Duck-sized horses would be easy to frighten and scatter. Ducks, however, are vicious with their beaks. A horse-sized duck would be a difficult creature to beat. 

LOL, thank you Jeffe for playing along :D This was fun to read.

And now to the giveaway. You have the chance to win this awesome bundle of books.

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Audio Review: Irresistible you - Kate Meader

Harper Chase has just become the most powerful woman in the NHL after the death of her father Clifford Chase, maverick owner of the Chicago Rebels. But the team is a hot mess—underfunded, overweight, and close to tapping out of the league. Hell-bent on turning the luckless franchise around, Harper won’t let anything stand in her way. Not her gender, not her sisters, and especially not a veteran player with an attitude problem, a chip on his shoulder, and a smoldering gaze designed to melt her ice-compacted defenses.

Veteran center Remy “Jinx” DuPre is on the downside of a career that’s seen him win big sponsorships, fans’ hearts, and more than a few notches on his stick. Only one goal has eluded him: the Stanley Cup. Sure, he’s been labeled as the unluckiest guy in the league, but with his recent streak of good play, he knows this is his year. So why the hell is he being shunted off to a failing hockey franchise run by a ball-buster in heels? And is she seriously expecting him to lead her band of misfit losers to a coveted spot in the playoffs?

He’d have a better chance of leading Harper on a merry skate to his bed… 

Audio CD, 10 pages
Published October 17th 2017 (first published August 14th 2017) by Tantor Audio
Chicago Rebels #1
Contemporary romance
I received this title for free in exchange for an unbiased review.

My thoughts:
Oh I really enjoyed listening to this one on audio. Like really liked it. At the end I had this goofy grin on my face. Before that shocked, giggly,oh you know it, I am glad I did not meet anyone, I must have looked so silly through out this entire book.

It is just something about sports romance, and hey hockey is always good. So I dove straight into this one.

Harper has a lot to prove, to herself, to her dead father, to the world. A woman CAN run a sports franchise.  A woman is not controlled by her emotions. She was strong, yet vulnerable. Way too stubborn when it comes to love and I just liked her.

In comes Remy. The one who will save this crap team from going under. And the one that can break her reputation since he is OH so fine and those sparks will put the world on fire.

I did like the do not go there thing, it was bad news in so many ways. But they were SO good together. He was so sweet, and I melted. I must say, Pippa sure made his voice sound fine too. I totally forgot it was a woman narrating that voice.

I would love to listen to more in this series. Awesome.

Narrator Pippa Jayne
Well the credit in s many ways must certainly go to her. For me personally she brought it to another level. I needed more from these two. I needed to know how it ended. I liked her voices for both and they fitted so perfectly. I am pretty sure this one worked so much better in audio for me. Sports romance in audio rocks.

Listen to a sample

Sunday, 22 October 2017

Carole's Sunday Review: Of flame and fate - Cecy Robson

Author: Cecy Robson
Title: Of Flame and Fate (Weird Girls #8)
Genre: UF and Romance
Pages: ebook
Published: September 26th 2017
I Got It: My shelf (Amazon)

Taran Wird, who commands the power to wield fire and lightning, is an oddity in the supernatural world. But neither Taran nor her unique sisters compare to the bizarre entity known as Destiny. And Taran is assigned to protect her.

Born of two witches, Destiny is revered among the supernatural elite for her acute ability to predict the future. Her biggest prophecy involves Taran’s sister, Celia, whom Destiny decreed will bear children strong enough to take on the evil that’s rising. Yet Destiny is not alone in her predictions, or individuality.

When Johnny Fate, a rock star among humans and a male version of Destiny is discovered, his powers and Destiny’s clash, triggering the start of Destiny’s demise and altering the fate of Celia’s unborn children.

Taran, her werewolf lover Gemini, and their allies must determine if it’s Fate who will decide what will become of Celia’s children, or if their lives and the world will perish with Destiny

I was so excited when I realized I had pre-ordered this book. I totally forgot! When I opened my kindle and this started loading I squealed with joy and the moment it was done I dove in. 

Oooooooooooooooooooooooh this was good! 

And look at that cover? BEAUTIFULLLLL!

The beginning started right where the short story left off and I had to try and remember what happened previously. Once I got my footing, I couldn’t put it down. 

There really is no break for Taran and her sisters. Evil never sleeps I guess. So yes. Like normal the baddies are after the sisters, but now the baddies have their sights on some big players for the good guys. This includes Destiny who I simply adore! 

Gemini is still my favorite wolf I think, but he was annoying. Yes, yes, I get he wants to protect Taran, but I feel like he was being a little over-protective in this one. But I guess I get it after their break-up and getting back together. He is scared to lose her again. I get it…but a girl’s gotta do her part in protecting the world and her family. Taran is a tough cookie. 

Yes. This was so good. I loved Fate and his whole story. I want to learn more about the whole Destiny/Fate thing for sure. 

There were a few SLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW moments that had me bored. Which happens. 

The ending was something else. I cried in happiness and laughed like a loon. Dang it for feels!

In the end, this was really good. The beginning was a little jarring because it started RIGHT after the short story and it had been a while since I read the last story. Gem needs to calm down. He did get better near the end. I highly encourage reading the past novels before diving into this one. There is a lot of backstory going on and has a HUGE part to play in the story. 

I shall stamp this with.....4 stars. 

Saturday, 21 October 2017

Saturday Movie Review: The Flowers of War

In 1937 China, during the second Sino-Japanese war, a mortician, John (Christian Bale) arrives at a Catholic church in Nanjing to prepare a priest for burial. Upon arrival he finds himself the lone adult among a group of convent girl students and prostitutes from a nearby brothel. When he finds himself in the unwanted position of protector of both groups from the horrors of the invading Japanese army, he discovers the meaning of sacrifice and honor.

Writers: Heng Liu (screenplay), Geling Yan (novel)
Stars: Christian Bale, Ni Ni, Xinyi Zhang 

Jin ling shi san chai (original title)
R | 2h 26min | Drama, History, Romance 

My thoughts:
I watched this movie and then never wrote a review, and then I wanted to write a review, so here I am, way too long afterwards.

I seem to watch Bale play drunken people a lot, oh well, he does it well. He is just there in the background because the real stars are the girls and the prostitutes. The enmity between them at first, the friendship and the respect. 

This is a hard one to review. The brutality of the Japanese soldiers and the destruction of the town is staggering. All while Bale as the priest tries to protect those within his walls and claim sanctuary since he is a Westerner. But we all know that can not last....

There is also another story woven into this, a group of Chinese soldiers trying their best to fight the Japanese. But they are not many, they do not have a lot, but they fight.

A good movie that made me cry. But then I watched it when I was pregnant and all movies made me cry then. But then I also chose sad ones.


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