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January Reads

I have a lot of good books to share with you this month. To see my reviews, make sure you check out my Goodreads page and click on my read list, or search the side bar to find the review on my blog. You can also see what I'm currently reading and have upcoming on the TBR list.

Some of these books I received from the authors on Netgalley, some I borrowed from the library and some I purchased from Amazon. Yes, I did read all of them in the month of January. Enjoy!

Life as we knew it - 4 Stars On the Prowl - 4 Stars
The Archived - 3 Stars A Court of Thorns and Roses - 5 Stars 
The Winter People - 4 Stars I am Malala - DNF
The Queen - 3 Stars Wintersong - 3 Stars 
The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett - 3 Stars The Rewind Files - 5 Stars 
Catalyst - 4 Stars Obsidian Sky - 5 Stars
Silence Fallen - 3 Stars Frost -  4 Stars
A Stolen Crown - 3 Stars Zero G Green Space - 3 Stars

The Daughters of Maine by Tish Thawer #BlogTour @TishThawer @Xpressoreads

The Daughters of Maine
Tish Thawer
(Witches of BlackBrook #2)
Publication date: March 7th 2017
Genres: New Adult, Paranormal, Romance
“With vivid scenes and likable characters, Thawer’s series is a definite winner! Come for the adventure – and stay for the awesome witchery.”~ #1 New York Times Bestselling Author, PC CAST
Through space and time, sisters entwined. Lost then found, souls remain bound.
After being reunited in the present day, three sister witches are forced to separate once more in an effort to save their newly formed coven and themselves.
Foes from their past now threaten their future, and a trip that spans centuries is their only hope of survival. Chasing their enemy back through time seems like the right choice, but will walking in the footsteps of their previous lives provide the answers they seek?
Only time will tell.
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Author Bio:
Award Winning Author, Tish Thawer,…

#Review - Zero G Green Space by William Shatner

Title: Zero G Green Space By: William Shatner Genre: Scifi Release Date: September 19th, 2017 Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Summary from Goodreads: In the second installment of William Shatner s Zero-G series, Director Samuel Lord must identify a mole sabotaging the top-secret NASA project aboard the US space station Empyrean, while also fighting a fast-replicating virus that threatens humanity.  In the year 2050, the United States sends the FBI to govern its space station, The Empyrean. Under the command of suave, eighty-year-old director Samuel Lord, the Zero-G men are in charge of investigating terrorism, crime, corruption, and espionage, keeping an eye on the rival Chinese and Russian stations as well. 
Lord and his team are assisting NASA in conducting a top-secret project in the agricultural center of the Empyrean. Using microscopic robots called nanites, they plan to construct a vine that can survive in space. The vine will grow structural material for an elevator that will reach fr…

Course of Stars by Donna Compositor #BlogTour @dcompbooks @Xpressoreads

Curse of Stars
Donna Compositor
(Diamond Crier #1)
Publication date: February 19th 2017
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
Sabi Perez is the last Diamond Crier, only she doesn’t know it. Not until a crazed ruler from another world comes to collect her priceless tears and won’t take no for an answer.
Living in New York, Sabi’s seen some nasty things, but the lengths to which her captor will go to keep his crown are things found only in the darkest nightmares. Afraid and alone, Sabi finds solace in her cellmate, Anya, and Cabal, a fellow Crier who also has powers, a rare combination that buys his favor from the ruler. Only it’s a favor he doesn’t want.
In a fit of rage, power erupts out of Sabi, the same power Cabal has, and a spark of hope ignites. Together they may have a chance at escape, something no other Crier has done. Except a ruler hellbent on draining them of every last diamond tear isn’t their only hurdle. If they escape they’ll be hunted to the ends of the earth, if they survive the tr…

#WeeklyMenu Week 182

Welcome back to Monday. Another week and more chances for the unimaginable to happen. I can't wait to see what it brings.
I was looking back on the books I read this month and there have been a lot of good ones. Fifteen in all. I never imagined that I would be able to read fifteen in a year, let alone fifteen in a month. Thank goodness for audio books. There are a few already on February's TBR list, like the new Zero-G by William Shatner and A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas to name a few. TO check out the rest of my January reads list, come back tomorrow or stop by my Goodreads page.
Enjoy this weeks menu!
Monday - Chicken Stuffed with Mozzarella
Tuesday - Ground Beef Burritos
Wednesday - Beef and Broccoli Ramen
Thursday - Creamy Parmesan Chicken
Friday - Beef Stroganoff
Saturday - Cuban Pork
- Tuna Sandwiches

Court of Vampire by Megan Linski #BlogTour @GryfynPub @Xpressoreads

Court of Vampires
Megan Linski
(The Shifter Prophecy #1)
Publication date: January 31st 2017
Genres: Mythology, Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult
Vampires and werewolves shouldn’t fall in love.
Lysandra was born for one reason; to kill shifters. Princess of vampires, the heir to Vlad Dracula’s throne and the last descendant of Princess Anastasia, Lysandra lives in a castle of witches and human slaves,engaged to a dark vampire prince and prophesied as the one who will end the war between vampires and werewolves forever.
Everything changes when Lysandra finds a dying werewolf. She takes him into her care and quickly falls in love, unable to explain the magical connection between them. If she’s discovered, she will be put to death. But how can she stop the war when her worst enemy is her true love?
A heart-stopping love story filled with shocking twists, Court of Vampires is a thrilling young adult fantasy that readers will devour over and over again. The legend of what really happened to the…

#Review - The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett by Chelsea Sedoti @Sourcebooks

Title: The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett By: Chelsea Sedoti Genre: Contemporary Release Date: January 3rd,2017 Publisher: Sourcebooks
Summary from Goodreads: A teenage misfit named Hawthorn Creely inserts herself in the investigation of missing person Lizzie Lovett, who disappeared mysteriously while camping with her boyfriend. Hawthorn doesn't mean to interfere, but she has a pretty crazy theory about what happened to Lizzie. In order to prove it, she decides to immerse herself in Lizzie's life. That includes taking her job... and her boyfriend. It's a huge risk — but it's just what Hawthorn needs to find her own place in the world.
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Review: I was really interested about getting into this book after reading the description. Murder Mystery in a sleepy town, that's always interesting. I found myself disappointed though. The main character, Hawthorn becomes obsessed with the disappearance of Lizzie Lovett, a girl who was popular in highschool, and decides to…

Author #Interview with Betsy Schow @BetsySchow @SourcebooksFire @JabberwockyKids

Recently I was blessed to be able to review Wanted by Betsy Schow. You can find my review here. I've also been blessed with the opportunity to have some questions answered by Ms. Schow and I'm excited to share them with you.

When did you decide to become a writer? 

I’d toyed with the idea off an on since I was in Jr High. I enjoyed telling stories, but music was my passion. Unfortunately, that didn’t work out so well. After that I got really depressed and lost myself. Eventually, I found my voice and finally had something to say. And that’s when I wrote my first book. 

Do you write full-time or part-time? 

Part-Time. I’m a mom first and foremost. I’ve got a special needs kiddo so she and the well- being of my family comes first.

Do you work to an outline or plot or do you prefer just see where an idea takes you? 

I used to rigorously detail everything in an outline, but that took out a lot of the joy and wonder for me. So now I plot out the major events. Beginning, turn, middle, plo…

#WeeklyMenu Week 181

Happy Monday! Finally, the boys went back to school. Its been a long week with the snow melting and bus routs being changed and delayed, but super glad to back to normal.
I also got my car back today. It broke a few weeks ago and its been so cold that my husband hasn't been able to work on it. Finally today he changed the alternator. I'm back in my comfy car.
Enjoy this weeks menu! 
Monday - Sloppy Joes
Tuesday - Arby's Beef and Cheddar
Wednesday - Dijon Parmesan Pork Chops
Thursday - Cilantro Lime Grilled Chicken
Friday - Grilled Chicken Tacos
Saturday - Chicken and Avocado Caesar
Sunday - Tuna Sandwiches

#Review - Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones

Title: Wintersong By: S. Jae-Jones Genre: Fantasy Release Date: February 7th, 2017 Publisher: Thomas Dunne
Summary from Goodreads: Beware the goblin men and the wares they sell.
All her life, nineteen-year-old Liesl has heard tales of the beautiful, mysterious Goblin King. He is the Lord of Mischief, the Ruler Underground, and the muse around which her music is composed. Yet, as Liesl helps shoulder the burden of running her family’s inn, her dreams of composition and childish fancies about the Goblin King must be set aside in favor of more practical concerns.

But when her sister Käthe is taken by the goblins, Liesl journeys to their realm to rescue her sister and return her to the world above. The Goblin King agrees to let Käthe go—for a price. The life of a maiden must be given to the land, in accordance with the old laws. A life for a life, he says. Without sacrifice, nothing good can grow. Without death, there can be no rebirth. In exchange for her sister’s freedom, Liesl offers her hand…