A MelanieM Review: Hockey Holidays Anthology – Various Authors

Rating: 4.25 stars out of 5 This is a delightful Christmas anthology to indulge in if you love romances in every combination.  While the stories here are mostly het, there are three great M/M romances to lose yourself in for the holidays.  All of them focus on hockey, hockey teams and their  players in their… Continue reading A MelanieM Review: Hockey Holidays Anthology – Various Authors

A Lucy Review: Love For All Seasons Charity Anthology – Various Authors

Rating:  3.5 stars out of 5 This anthology has stories that share the theme of the seasons.  In some, the season is front and center, such as Winter’s Chill and Sweeter Than Honey, while in others it is not integral to the story.  As in every anthology there were stories I liked more than others. … Continue reading A Lucy Review: Love For All Seasons Charity Anthology – Various Authors

Review: Texas Christmas (Texas #5) by R.J. Scott

Rating: 4.75 stars out of 5 With the holidays upon them, Jack and Riley Campbell-Hayes are stressed out. Jack and Riley are anxiously waiting for the courts to decide if they will be able to adopt Max, the twins are growing rapidly and they still haven’t found a nanny. Meanwhile Jack’s sister Beth is about to… Continue reading Review: Texas Christmas (Texas #5) by R.J. Scott

Review: Texas Family (Texas #4) by R.J. Scott

Rating 4.5 stars out of 5 Jack and Riley Campbell-Hayes have been through so many things together, and overcome it all to get to the place where they are today, a happy couple with an adorable daughter and a wonderful extended family. Each hurdle in their path, whether it was their disastrous start to their… Continue reading Review: Texas Family (Texas #4) by R.J. Scott

Not What I Expected and This Week’s Reviews

So, there I was lying on the hospital table waiting for the fluoroscope to start up and the doctor to appear to give me an injection. With a very long needle.  One the size of the Empire State Building. And of course, the first words out of his mouth are “well, this shouldn’t hurt very… Continue reading Not What I Expected and This Week’s Reviews

Scattered Thoughts July 2013 Book Review Summary

Scattered Thoughts July 2013 Book Review Summary It was an outstanding month with regard to books I read.  So many great books and authors that it made this month a joy to be a reader and reviewer. And even more remarkable is that every one of the 5 star rated books were all part of… Continue reading Scattered Thoughts July 2013 Book Review Summary

Review: Worlds Collide (Sanctuary #7) by R.J. Scott

Rating: 4.75 stars out of 5 Dale MacIntyre, Sanctuary agent, is in charge of protecting Emily Bullen, wife of Senator Thomas Bullen, from her husband and the rest of the criminally inclined Bullen family. After turning states evidence, Emily is headed back to Albany on a jet.  Accompanied only by Dale, the pilot of the plane,… Continue reading Review: Worlds Collide (Sanctuary #7) by R.J. Scott

Mired in the Miasma and the Week Ahead in Reviews

Miasma, such a wonderfully descriptive word.  Miasma: from the dictionary, literary the miasma from the stagnant swamp made us choke and gag: stink, reek, stench,fetor, smell, fume, odor, whiff; gas, cloud, smog, vapor. Yep, that is exactly what it feels like in the Metropolitan DC area these days.  Most people forget that Washington, DC was built on a swamp and the regions around it are riddled with water.… Continue reading Mired in the Miasma and the Week Ahead in Reviews

Scattered Thoughts May 2013 Book Reviews

It was a great month in book reviews.  While most of the book fell into the contemporary fiction category, there was a book in just about every genre.  One of my favorites this month was Fragile Bond by Rhi Etzweiler, a science fiction gem of a story from Riptide Publishing. I have also found new… Continue reading Scattered Thoughts May 2013 Book Reviews

A Time for Remembering, Memorial Weekend and the Week Ahead in Reviews

The month of May has always been a month of celebrations, from Mother’s Day to birthdays to important anniversaries. For me and mine, May is a time for family, either by choice or blood, and of any configuration.  For me, it is a time to celebrate those that I love, whether it is their birth,… Continue reading A Time for Remembering, Memorial Weekend and the Week Ahead in Reviews