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Saturday, November 30, 2019

Second Sentence Saturday: Fairytale Shifters | @_AlexaRiley #BookTeaser #PNR #EroticReads


SECOND SENTENCE SATURDAY is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Jess of From Me to You ... Video, Photography, & Book Reviews. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab the novel/novella your currently reading or previously read
  • Open to the first page of Chapter 1 or its Prologue
  • Share the SECOND sentence from that page
  • Share the novel/novella's title & its author, so that other participants can add that novel to their TBR Lists if they want

** This site is a participant in various affiliate advertising programs through Amazon.com, Rakuten Marketing, Commission Junction, IndieBound, Smashwords, Book Depository, and more that are designed to provide a means for Jess to earn minimal advertising fees by showcasing the areas you can purchase the corresponding products that Jess discusses within her blog posts. Basically Jess earns from qualifying purchases. **




Thursday, November 28, 2019

The Books I'm Thankful For (so far) in 2019


It is Thanksgiving Day (the USA version of it at least) today! The tradition on my blog is to post a list of ALL the books I've read thus far this year that I've given my highest ratings to (5 out of 5 stars) today, which means I'm VERY Thankful for finding/reading them! Be forewarned though ... like the past two years' lists ALL of the novels listed below do not have their official book reviews from me posted and promoted yet because life has been very busy. πŸ™‚ But as I post more of my book reviews this list will be updated so stay tuned!

➡️ So what are you getting out of this blog post you say? Well ... you are getting a glimpse of what my 5 star reads have been in 2019 thus far (as even though their book reviews haven't been posted the first drafts of their reviews HAVE been written), some of my book reviews of these novels/novellas (if the FULL book reviews have officially been posted than they'll be linked), links for you to check out these novels/novellas for yourself on Amazon, AND for the SECOND year running I have a We Are Thankful For Books collab video (at the bottom of this post) for you. In the video you'll see 9 Booktubers (including myself) talk about the books they are thankful for reading this year. Enjoy! πŸ“šπŸ₯§

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Second Sentence Saturday: A Scottish Lord for Christmas | @LSmithAuthor @readforeverpub #BookTeaser #RomanceBooks #HolidayRomance


SECOND SENTENCE SATURDAY is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Jess of From Me to You ... Video, Photography, & Book Reviews. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab the novel/novella your currently reading or previously read
  • Open to the first page of Chapter 1 or its Prologue
  • Share the SECOND sentence from that page
  • Share the novel/novella's title & its author, so that other participants can add that novel to their TBR Lists if they want

** This site is a participant in various affiliate advertising programs through Amazon.com, Rakuten Marketing, Commission Junction, IndieBound, Smashwords, Book Depository, and more that are designed to provide a means for Jess to earn minimal advertising fees by showcasing the areas you can purchase the corresponding products that Jess discusses within her blog posts. Basically Jess earns from qualifying purchases. **




MY Second Sentence Saturday :

"A Scottish Lord for Christmas" [Sins and Scandals Series, Book 3] by Lauren Smith - [Amazon Book Link]

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Autumn Craft Time | #DIY #DIYcrafts #crafting

I hope you enjoy these Autumn crafts that my kids and I put together ... tell me your thoughts! πŸ‚



If you can't see/watch the above video then click here to watch it.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Made the Grade: Fairytale Shifters by Alexa Riley | #BookReview @_AlexaRiley

At Time of Posting, This Anthology is NOT Available for Purchase through any outlet.
Format Jess Read This Novella In: Kindle Edition
Novella Length Per Goodreads: 407 Pages | Publication Date: September 23, 2017
Publisher: Self-Published | ASIN: B075WDMKNV | Language: English
Main Genre(s): Erotic Romance, Paranormal Romance, Shifter Romance, Fairytale Retelling
Jess Obtained This Book Through: Amazon


"Fairytale Shifters" [Gray Ridge Pack] by Alexa Riley

Author's Book Description : Welcome to the Fairytale Shifter series ... where growly alphas find their mates and heroines have babies galore! This bundle includes all of our shifter books with a BRAND NEW STORY in the back! Revisit your old favorites and discover our newest addition to the family.

My Book Review : For this full book I give it 3.6 out of 5 stars! I had heard a LOT about Alexa Riley, both good and bad, so when I read this anthology I picked it up because I wanted to read their work while knowing that I was getting everything that I wanted to read without the extras. Therefore, I was so happy that I enjoyed each novella as much as I did. Though not all of the novellas were complete winners I liked all the characters and enjoyed seeing the evolution this little town had in terms of everyone finding relationships. In addition, having all the novellas be fairytale retellings is what I was here for the most and kept me reading them all. If these novellas ever get released again I will say that I do recommend this series anthology and its novellas to those who are wanting paranormal erotic romance quick reads.

Feasted On: Fairytale Shifters Series, Book 5 | #BookReview @_AlexaRiley

- Jess read this novella within the author's anthology novel for the series called "Fairytale Shifters." -
At Time of Posting, This Novella is NOT Available for Purchase through any outlet.
Format Jess Read This Novella In: Kindle Edition
Novella Length Per Goodreads: 100 Pages
Publication Date: December 24, 2018
Publisher: Self-Published | ASIN: ??? | Language: English
Main Genre(s): Erotic Romance, Paranormal Romance, Shifter Romance, Fairytale Retelling
Jess Obtained This Book Through: Amazon


"The Three Bad Wolves" [Fairytale Shifters Series, Book 5] by Alexa Riley

Author's Book Description : Finn, Flint, and Forest have spent their lives looking for their mate. The three brothers have been through everything together, and seeing the rest of their family pair off has been hard to watch. But one day, deep in the woods, a small bunny crosses their path when the three of them are in wolf form. To their surprise, they finally find what they’ve been looking for, but it just so happens they all find it at once.

Luna Hare lost her family long ago, and she’s been traveling to different shifter villages, trying to find one that is the right fit. Secretly she’s been hoping to meet another bunny family and possibly find her mate. She never expected that when she’d come to Gray Ridge, she’d not only find a mate, she would find three. Three enormous wolves that look hungry, and not for food.

Warning: Bunnies like to make babies, so it’s a good thing she’s got three wolves lined up and waiting to take a turn.

My Book Review : 4.5 out of 5 stars! In the middle of a snowstorm, Luna finds that she's mated to not one, not two, but THREE wolf shifters. So, what a cute little bunny shifter to do but lead them on a merry chase. πŸ˜‰

Feasted On: Fairytale Shifters Series, Book 4 | #BookReview @_AlexaRiley

- Jess read this novella within the author's anthology novel for the series called "Fairytale Shifters." -
At Time of Posting, This Novella is NOT Available for Purchase through any outlet.
Format Jess Read This Novella In: Kindle Edition
Novella Length Per Goodreads: 86 Pages
Publication Date: May 23, 2016
Publisher: Self-Published | ASIN: B01G3YGEWY | Language: English
Main Genre(s): Erotic Romance, Paranormal Romance, Shifter Romance, Fairytale Retelling
Jess Obtained This Book Through: Amazon


"Finding Snow" [Fairytale Shifters Series, Book 4] by Alexa Riley

Author's Book Description : Koda's found his sister, Winnie, and now he's made a life for himself in Gray Ridge, Colorado. As a bear shifter, he's naturally a loner, and with so few females around, he's resigned to never finding his mate. But when he stumbles upon a woman in the woods, his whole world changes.

Snow's been on the run and has made a makeshift family with a band of seven wanderers. While resting in the woods and waiting for them to come back, something big finds her.

When Koda and Snow collide, they realize their stories are woven together more tightly than they could have imagined. Will the truth break their mates bond? Or will it bind them closer together?

Warning: This fairy-tale shifter story is full of alpha sweetness with a side of growly bear. What's not to love?! If you love a classic story with a dirty twist, then get your click on!

My Book Review : 4 out of 5 stars! A sweet take on the Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs novel. Snow (Angie) is a human who has been living in the shifter world for as long as she can remember in one form or another, but most recently with her "adopted" wolf shifter brothers. Wanting some time away, she goes out to play in the snow and meets her mate, Koda. But Snow is keeping secrets and once they come out it could ruin the budding relationship that is growing between them. Will they be able to work it out?

Made the Grade: Fairytale Shifters Series, Book 3 | #BookReview @_AlexaRiley

- Jess read this novella within the author's anthology novel for the series called "Fairytale Shifters." -
At Time of Posting, This Novella is NOT Available for Purchase through any outlet.
Format Jess Read This Novella In: Kindle Edition
Novella Length Per Goodreads: 100 Pages
Publication Date: January 1, 2016
Publisher: Self-Published | ASIN: B01A3BH8V4 | Language: English
Main Genre(s): Erotic Romance, Paranormal Romance, Shifter Romance, Fairytale Retelling
Jess Obtained This Book Through: Amazon


"The Lost Slipper" [Fairytale Shifters Series, Book 3] by Alexa Riley

Author's Book Description : When the alpha falls... He falls hardest of all.

The first time Stone saw Winnie, she was alone in the woods with no memory of where she came from.

With one look, he knew something was different. When she finally came of age and her mating heat kicked in, he realized that she had always been the one.

Sent to live with a strange family, Winnie was forced to deal with the hateful treatment of her stepmother and stepsisters.

Mating the alpha changed that.

But when her past comes back to find her, will the heat last after the clock strikes midnight?

Warning: This shifter fairy tale is meant to be enjoyed by only those who love this kind of adorable stuff. Think you've got what it takes? Then come on in!

My Book Review : 3 out of 5 stars! For the past four years, Winnie has been living with the Gray Ridge pack without her memory. The only thing she knows is that she's a bear shifter and the pack's Alpha, Stone, is who she feels the safest with but he has kept her at arm’s length. Yet once Winnie comes of age, that all changes. But will Stone be too late to win Winnie's heart?

Made the Grade: Fairytale Shifters Series, Book 2 | #BookReview @_AlexaRiley

- Jess read this novella within the author's anthology novel for the series called "Fairytale Shifters." -
At Time of Posting, This Novella is NOT Available for Purchase through any outlet.
Format Jess Read This Novella In: Kindle Edition
Novella Length Per Goodreads: 119 Pages | Publication Date: November 23, 2015
Publisher: Self-Published | ASIN: B018GN3HU2 | Language: English
Main Genre(s): Erotic Romance, Paranormal Romance, Shifter Romance, Fairytale Retelling
Jess Obtained This Book Through: Amazon


"Beauty Sleeps" [Fairytale Shifters Series, Book 2] by Alexa Riley

Author's Book Description : Xavier has watched Gwen for years, sneaking outside her window just to watch her sleep. She calls to him in a way he doesn't understand.

After he loses his mom and his sister in a tragic accident, he disappears into the woods and lets his wolf take over.

Gwen has been waiting around for her knight in shining armor to show up, but years have passed since she reached her mating age, and he still hasn't come.

When Xavier makes his way back to Gray Ridge, one scent captivates him like no other...

He's on a mission. Claiming Gwen as his mate is all that matters, even if she doesn't remember him.

What he isn't prepared for is Alpha Stone keeping them apart.

:Warning: This fairy tale contains a hero in desperate need of his sleeping beauty, a heroine who wants to mate with her beast, and an alpha trying to keep it from happening. This is meant to be over-the-top, extra sweet, and lots of fun. Come roll around in it.

My Book Review : 3 out of 5 stars. When Gwen was a teenager, she had a crush on her "protector," Xavier (X). They were both fated mates but just didn't know it yet. However, when tragedy strikes it keeps them apart for many years. Will they be able to overcome everything that gets between them in hopes of creating a life together?

Made the Grade: Fairytale Shifters Series, Book 1 | #BookReview @_AlexaRiley

- Jess read this novella within the author's anthology novel for the series called "Fairytale Shifters." -
At Time of Posting, This Novella is NOT Available for Purchase through any outlet.
Format Jess Read This Novella In: Kindle Edition
File Size: 4615 KB | Novella Length Per Goodreads: 83 Pages
Publication Date: October 10, 2015
Publisher: Self-Published | ASIN: B016G5T1CA | Language: English
Main Genre(s): Erotic Romance, Paranormal Romance, Shifter Romance, Fairytale Retelling
Jess Obtained This Book Through: Amazon


"Riding Red" [Fairytale Shifters Series, Book 1] by Alexa Riley

Author's Book Description : Gray Ridge, Colorado is a quiet town, but this Halloween there's a mating moon, and the shifters' need to breed their fated mates runs strong.

Ruby is the proud owner of Red's Goodie Basket, and as the new girl in town, she's looking for business. But when the local sexy sheriff, Dominic Wolfe, keeps the customers away, she finds it's hard to stay mad when burning with desire.

Dominic is a shifter, and his wolf wants Ruby. Since the second he laid eyes on her, he's been fighting the need to mark her as his. But when the mating moon is full, he won't be able to control his wolf any longer.

Tricks and treats are the last things on his mind when the mating heat takes over, and his obsession is put to the test.

Warning: This story is a sexy twist on a classic fairy tale, complete with a red cape, a basket of goodies, and a hungry wolf. It's written to make you smile, turn you on, and help you celebrate Halloween!

My Book Review : 3.5 out of 5 stars! Ruby's trying to make a new start for herself so she buys a bakery in hopes to settle into her new town. The only problem is Dominic, the local sheriff, who keeps most of her customers away from the shop. If only she could find out why. But once the truth is out it'll change both their lives for good.

Alright. Let's just lay it all out there.

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Second Sentence Saturday: A Hummingbird Christmas | @karenefoley @TulePublishing #readztule #BookTeaser #HolidayRomance


SECOND SENTENCE SATURDAY is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Jess of From Me to You ... Video, Photography, & Book Reviews. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab the novel/novella your currently reading or previously read
  • Open to the first page of Chapter 1 or its Prologue
  • Share the SECOND sentence from that page
  • Share the novel/novella's title & its author, so that other participants can add that novel to their TBR Lists if they want

** This site is a participant in various affiliate advertising programs through Amazon.com, Rakuten Marketing, Commission Junction, IndieBound, Smashwords, Book Depository, and more that are designed to provide a means for Jess to earn minimal advertising fees by showcasing the areas you can purchase the corresponding products that Jess discusses within her blog posts. Basically Jess earns from qualifying purchases. **




MY Second Sentence Saturday :

"A Hummingbird Christmas" [Glacier Creek Series, Prequel / A Glacier Creek Novel] by Karen Foley - [Amazon Book Link]

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Week #34 of When & Where am I Wednesday | #BookTuber #BookBlog @salv_creations @MargoBondCollin

WHEN & WHERE AM I WEDNESDAYS are a weekly bookish memes, hosted by Jess of From Me to You ... Video, Photography, & Book Reviews. Anyone can play along! To participate here's what you need to do:
  • Based on the book your currently reading -- tell us when and where you are in your book, and possibly what "you're" (meaning the characters) doing or who "you" (meaning the characters) are with.
  • Try NOT to include spoilers!!!
  • Make sure to share the book information [title, author and/or book cover] so if someone likes what you write they can add that book to their TBR list.
  • Please mention From Me to You ... Video, Photograph, & Book Reviews as to where you heard about this collaboration meme.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Contemporary-A-Thon Round 5 Week Long #Vlog & Wrap Up | #ContemporaryAThon #BookHangoverBC @BookHangover_


This was my second attempt at participating in the Contemporary-A-Thon and I had a blast. Yes, I wish I was able to read more. Yes, I am VERY LATE in sharing with you my video as this had taken place between September 23rd 2019 to October 4th 2019. BUT OH WELLS! I had fun and I got to take you along through my complete random book choosings while seeing if these contemporary novels (ranging from Christian fiction to Steamy Reads) where enjoyable or not. I hope you'll enjoy it all and let me know your thoughts about everything I discuss!


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Saturday, November 9, 2019

Second Sentence Saturday: Wolf in her Soul | @njwaltersauthor @entangledpub #BookTeaser #RomanceBooks #PNR


SECOND SENTENCE SATURDAY is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Jess of From Me to You ... Video, Photography, & Book Reviews. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab the novel/novella your currently reading or previously read
  • Open to the first page of Chapter 1 or its Prologue
  • Share the SECOND sentence from that page
  • Share the novel/novella's title & its author, so that other participants can add that novel to their TBR Lists if they want

** This site is a participant in various affiliate advertising programs through Amazon.com, Rakuten Marketing, Commission Junction, IndieBound, Smashwords, Book Depository, and more that are designed to provide a means for Jess to earn minimal advertising fees by showcasing the areas you can purchase the corresponding products that Jess discusses within her blog posts. Basically Jess earns from qualifying purchases. **




MY Second Sentence Saturday :

"Wolf in her Soul" [Salvation Pack Series, Book 8] by N. J. Walters - [Amazon Book Link]

Friday, November 8, 2019

Cover Reveal - The Cat Who Ate His Tail by Jacqueline Simon Gunn / @DrJSimonGunn | #GIVEAWAY, Spreading the Word & #99Cents #BookSale


Today I'm showing off Jacqueline Simon Gunn's upcoming book release called "The Cat Who Ate His Tail!" Be sure to grab a copy with the Preorder Book Sale for this novel happening until the novel's release day on November 15th 2019! The links to get a copy for yourself are down below!

ALSO -- Be sure to check out the Gleam contest at the bottom of this post to be able to sign up for this blog tour's GIVEAWAY!! [Promotion for this post and its Giveaway will run from November 8 - 13, 2019]

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"The Cat Who Ate His Tail"
by Jacqueline Simon Gunn

Author's Book Description :
    Have you ever wondered what your pets are thinking?

    Inspired by true events, this heartwarming story is told from the perspective of Sneakers, a curious cat with serious emotional baggage. Neglected and ultimately abandoned by his original owner, he compensates for the trauma by overeating and making droll observations about the crazy love life of his new owner… who also happens to be a psychologist.

    Through paying attention to her work, the loving home she provides and watching her own trials and tribulations, Sneakers learns so much more about life, love and the ways of the world. Both their lives take unexpected turns, both suffer for their own inability to see their inherent worth. But just maybe they can help each other learn the most important lesson of all before it’s too late: If you let it, love can heal even the deepest wounds.

    Sometimes you must be willing to take that second chance.

Monday, November 4, 2019

Feasted On: Sins and Scandals Series, Book 3 | #BookReview @LSmithAuthor @readforeverpub @grandcentralpub @hachetteus

- This was an ARC Read -
Available Formats through Amazon: Kindle Edition, Audible Audiobook, & Audio CD | File Size: 6990 KB
Audible Audiobook & Audio CD (Unabridged) Listening Length: 5 hours and 11 minutes
Publication Date: December 5, 2017 | Language: English
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing : Forever Yours
ASIN: B06XZLDRR3 & B077TGNPM3 | ISBN-10: 154911400X
ISBN-13: 978-1549114007
Main Genre(s): Holiday Romance, Historical Romance
Format Jess Read This Novel In: eBook - MOBI File
Jess Obtained This Book Through: NetGalley


"A Scottish Lord for Christmas" [Sins and Scandals Series, Book 3] by Lauren Smith

Author's Book Description : The best gifts come wrapped in a kilt . . .

Beautiful Lady Rowena Pepperwirth can have any man her heart desires. Unfortunately no gentleman has elicited even the slightest flutter---until she meets the brooding Lord Forres at a holiday house party. With just one look at the dashing Scottish lord, Rowena suddenly knows what she wants for Christmas.

Quinn MacCauley, Lord Forres, is in need of a wife. When he meets the lovely Lady Rowena, he knows she'll be a good mother to his daughter and a capable household manager. But Quinn doesn't count on Rowena being the most tempting woman he's ever met. He's determined not to risk his heart, but Rowena's just as determined to give him the greatest holiday gift of all---a chance at true love.

My Book Review : 4 out of 5 stars! For the past year, Quinn has suffered the loss of his wife who died unexpectedly, but now for his young daughter's sake he plans to find a suitable woman to marry. Rowena is an idealistic young lady who is a romantic at heart and loves children. These two meet at a house party and soon their lives quickly change for the better .... or so Rowena believes, Quinn may come around once she helps him "see the light."

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Second Sentence Saturday: A Baby for Christmas | @JoanKilby #BookTeaser #HolidayRomance


SECOND SENTENCE SATURDAY is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Jess of From Me to You ... Video, Photography, & Book Reviews. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab the novel/novella your currently reading or previously read
  • Open to the first page of Chapter 1 or its Prologue
  • Share the SECOND sentence from that page
  • Share the novel/novella's title & its author, so that other participants can add that novel to their TBR Lists if they want

** This site is a participant in various affiliate advertising programs through Amazon.com, Rakuten Marketing, Commission Junction, IndieBound, Smashwords, Book Depository, and more that are designed to provide a means for Jess to earn minimal advertising fees by showcasing the areas you can purchase the corresponding products that Jess discusses within her blog posts. Basically Jess earns from qualifying purchases. **




MY Second Sentence Saturday :

"A Baby for Christmas" [The Starr Brothers of Montana Series, Book 2] by Joan Kilby - [Amazon Book Link]

This site is a participant in various affiliate advertising programs through Amazon.com, Rakuten Marketing, Commission Junction, IndieBound, Smashwords, Book Depository, and more that are designed to provide a means for Jess to earn minimal advertising fees by showcasing the areas you can purchase the corresponding products that Jess discusses within her blog posts. Basically Jess earns from qualifying purchases.
More specifically Jess partners those websites' programs and you should be aware that they may collect personal information when you interact with their sites. The collection and use of this information is subject to their own privacy policies.
You can check out Rakuten Marketing's privacy policy here: https://rakutenmarketing.com/legal-notices/services-privacy-policy/