A Paul B Review: Makepeace (Taking Shield #3) by Anna Butler

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars A year has passed since Shield Captain Bennet was rescued from Telnos.  Having spent the past year doing his research at the Strategy Unit and teaching at the Thebaid Institute, Bennet is anxious to get back out into space.  However, he must rotate out of Shield for three years… Continue reading A Paul B Review: Makepeace (Taking Shield #3) by Anna Butler

A New Addition to the Garden, the Week Ahead in Reviews and the Sazerac, an American classic cocktail

So, here we are again.  It’s a rainy Sunday in Maryland, perfect day for reading and snoozing with the pooches.  I was out earlier in the week, gallivanting around and made a quick stop into one of our local nurseries to check out their perennial sale (50 percent off woo hoo!) and what did I… Continue reading A New Addition to the Garden, the Week Ahead in Reviews and the Sazerac, an American classic cocktail

Review of Inertia (Impulse #1) by Amelia C. Gormley

Rating: 4 stars Detroit handyman, Derrick Chance, has life just the way he wants it after recovering from period of excruciating loss and emotional turmoil brought on by the deaths of his grandparents and brother.  Safe, unexciting, normal. some would say routine even and they would be right.  Everything in its place, everything in order.… Continue reading Review of Inertia (Impulse #1) by Amelia C. Gormley

Olympic Games, the Week Ahead in Reviews and The Michelada Cocktail

So many things going on to talk about today.  First let’s get right to the Olympics.  Closing ceremony is tonight, bringing to an end one of the best Olympics I can remember.  I have been glued to the television watching this incredible spectacle unfold from the beginning, from the high drama of the swimming pools… Continue reading Olympic Games, the Week Ahead in Reviews and The Michelada Cocktail

Review of A Sky Full of Wings (Notice #3) by M. Raiya

Rating: 5 stars Varian and Josh are getting married and all their friends are in attendance, Dragons, Knights, and lots of Humans unaware of their magical presence, all have come to see two of their best friends forever bonded.  Varian’s normal nerves of steel are rattled as never before when facing the prospect of a… Continue reading Review of A Sky Full of Wings (Notice #3) by M. Raiya

It’s Series Week at Scattered Thoughts and Our First Book Giveaway!

This week is series week here at Scattered Thoughts… and Joyfully Jay.  JJ and hubby were hurrying off to Scotland to celebrate their 40th birthdays (yep, won’t see that one again) and 15 years of marriage (not this one either) and wanted to know if Sammy and I had anything we wanted to write about.… Continue reading It’s Series Week at Scattered Thoughts and Our First Book Giveaway!

Review of Almost Paradise (Pine Hollow Wolves #1) by Caitlin Ricci

Rating: 4 stars Liam Glass is on a errand for the Alpha of his pack, Sampson.  His mission?  To buy gifts for  Evangeline, Sampson’s twin sister and equally powerful wolf.  With him are his two young Neapolitan Mastiffs, Lucy and Ethel.  As he is finishing his business at the jewelry shop they frequent, a frazzled… Continue reading Review of Almost Paradise (Pine Hollow Wolves #1) by Caitlin Ricci

Review of Full Circle (Sanctuary #5) by RJ Scott

Rating: 4.75 stars Manny Sullivan has always been the “ops” in Operations, the person at the center of all of Sanctuary’s communications and intelligence.  As he is running a systems check of all Sanctuary computers and surveillance cameras currently in use on the Bullen case, he spots Josh Headley, son of an important witness, away… Continue reading Review of Full Circle (Sanctuary #5) by RJ Scott

Dance in the Dark (Dance with the Devil #2) by Megan Derr

Rating: 5 stars All Johnny’s parents had ever wanted for him was to live life as a normal child.  And with the life he has been given, all he has ever wanted was to fit in and be anything but normal. After his parents were killed by a vampire in the throes of a blood… Continue reading Dance in the Dark (Dance with the Devil #2) by Megan Derr

Review of The Wizard and the Werewolf (Mixed Mate Series#1) by Amber Kell

Rating: 3.5 stars Peter Moore, Alpha of his pack, doesn’t expect to start his day with a request from his sister Anna’s new Mate, Cyrus Kane.  Always shy in his presence, Cyrus seems especially nervous now.  Cyrus has a request to make of Peter and their pack.  Cyrus’ half brother Justin needs a place to… Continue reading Review of The Wizard and the Werewolf (Mixed Mate Series#1) by Amber Kell