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BAM! Like That | November wrap up

Its been a while since I've done a monthly book wrap up post. There were so many great books that I've read that I'm excited to share with you.
For a few months now, I've not really been into reading. I would pick up a book and get about 20% or sometimes less into it, and my mind wasn't willing to go any farther. It was like I had hit a brick reading wall. 
Most days I picked music over reading which is out of the ordinary. Finally, about a week ago and several books later, I was found a book that sucked me in and got me back on track.
I'm just going to lay all the books out there, like BAM!

So, all but five of these books were review copies from Netgalley or Edelwise. I think I might have a problem. There are 471 books on my TBR shelf, but yet I keep adding new books everyday and not reading the ones I said I would. Next month, I've made a commitment to read more books from my TBR pile then ARC copies. Cross your fingers.
What Books have you read in Novemb…

8 Things I Learned About Instagram

Instagram, the second most popular social media app, only out shined by the god of all social media apps, Facebook. Its also extremely popular with book bloggers and book photographers. I think I heard somewhere that it is the number one place for these book connoisseurs, but I have no studies to back up this statement.

As I myself try to grow my own Instagram, for my reviews and for my of books, I've tried many things and some of them don't work at all. Some of them do.

I'm going to share with you what I have found to work successfully at growing my Instagram account. Hold onto your shorts, because here we go.

1. Quality Photos
We've all been told this many times. The quality of the photos you produce can make or break you. No I am not one for pulling out my Cannon 7D and shooting a million photos just to pick three or four that I like to grace my Instagram page, although, I do have a super cool camera that I can do that with. I find this process extremely time consum…

Who Will Pay The Price | Tarnished City by Vic James

Title: Tarnished City By: Vic James Genre: Dystopian / Urban Fantasy Pages: 352 Release Date: February 5th, 2018 Publisher: Del Rey
Summary from Goodreads: A corrupted city. A dark dream of power.
Luke is a prisoner, condemned for a murder he didn’t commit. Abi is a fugitive, desperate to free him before magic breaks his mind. But as the Jardines tighten their grip on a turbulent Britain, brother and sister face a fight greater than their own.

New alliances and old feuds will remake the nation, leaving Abi and Luke questioning everything – and everyone – they know. And as Silyen Jardine hungers for the forgotten Skill of the legendary Wonder King, the country’s darkest hour approaches. Freedom and knowledge both come at a cost. So who will pay the price?
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Review: Well, lets start off with the fact that I loved the first book and I was super excited to be approved to review this book. Too bad the feeling didn't last. 
I felt like there was little world building, and I know th…

Burrito, Bacon, Schnitzel | #WeeklyMenu Week #225

Hello Monday! What a wonderful week. There has been so much food and family this week. Some from close by and others from far away. I couldn't have asked for more. Well, maybe a larger stomach. 

Made some good headway on my new book. Its going to be great once I actually get it done. There has also been some questions as to when I will be writing the third book in my Hunter Saga. I really have no idea when I will start it. There is kind of a story line, but I'm not sure where I want it to go yet. So, that one is on the back burner for now. I'm sorry, you will have to be patient.

Lets get to the yummy stuff. Enjoy this weeks menu!

Monday - Chicken Burrito Bowls
Tuesday - Turkey Bacon Ranch Sliders
Wednesday - Chicken and Stuffing Bake
Thursday - Pork Schnitzel Sandwiches
Friday - Oven Baked BBQ Chicken
Saturday - Chicken Rice Soup
Sunday - Tuna Sandwiches

A Bear, A Witch and A Raven | My Favorite Covers

This year has been filled with wonderful books and beautiful covers, 2018 promises to be even better. I've picked three books from three different categories, Read and loved, Read and didn't love and haven't read yet. Without further due, here are my three picks.
A book that I've read and loved.  Bear and the Nightingale. I loved this book and the cover is amazing. The whole series has amazing covers and I can't wait to read the third book, but for now, I will have to do with gazing at these beautiful covers. 
A book that I've read and didn't love. The Bone Witch. I tried to get into this one, but it just didn't read right for me. It's hard to explain since its been so long. The cover is gorgeous thought, and that's what turned me on to this book.
A book that I haven't read yet. This cover is amazing and it drew me towards it. I can't wait to get my hands on a copy of this bad boy and dive into its covers. 
These are my three favorite c…

Not the Only One With Secrets | My Husband's Wife by Jane Corry

Title: My Husband's Wife By: Jane Corry Genre: Fiction Pages: 373 Release Date: January 31st, 2017 Publisher: Pamela Dorman Books
Summary from Goodreads: It won't be so bad when you're there, says my new husband before kissing me on the mouth. He tastes of Rice Krispies and that strong toothpaste of his which I still haven't gotten used to. I know, I say before he peels off to the bus stop on the other side of the road. Two lies. Small white ones. Designed to make the other feel better. But that's how some lies start. Small. Well meaning. Until they get too big to handle.

When young lawyer Lily marries Ed, she's determined to make a fresh start. To leave the secrets of the past behind. But then she takes on her first murder case and meets Joe. A convicted murderer whom Lily is strangely drawn to. For whom she will soon be willing to risk almost anything. 

But Lily is not the only one with secrets. Her next-door neighbor Carla may be only nine, but she has already lear…

To Boldly Go | Star Trek: Treknology by Ethan Siegel

Title: Star Trek: Treknology By: Ethan Siegel  Genre: Non-fiction Scifi Pages: 216 Release Date: October 15th, 2017 Publisher: Voyageur Press
Summary from Goodreads: The name Star Trek conjures images of faster-than-light spacecraft, holographic crew members, and phasers set to stun. Some of these incredible devices may still be far from our reach, but others have made the leap from science fiction to science fact—and now you can learn the science and engineering of what makes them tick.

Treknology looks at over twenty-five iconic inventions from the complete history of the Star Trek television and film universe. Author Ethan Siegel explores and profiles these dazzling technologies and their role Star Trek, the science behind how they work, and how close we are to achieving them in the real world today.

This stunning collection is packed with 150 superb film and television stills, prop photography, and scientific diagrams to pull you into another world. Brace yourself for a detailed look at t…

Happy Thanksgiving!

Put your books down today and spend some time with your family and friends. Happy Thanksgiving!

Book's I'm Thankful For | Top 5 Wednesday

It's top 5 Wednesday! I love this series. It really makes me dig deep into why I love a book or hate a book. There is really no limit to what you can come up with.

Today's topic is Book's I'm thankful for. This one was hard for me to come up with 5 picks. If you really think about it. What would you be thankful for with fantasy books. They give us a great story, but its not that my life would have changed much by reading it. I really had to dig deep and come up with some awesome picks for you.

Let's get to it!

1. Jade Green - I'm thankful for this book because it was the first book I've ever read from front to back in one sitting. It started me on my journey through the paranormal and helped me fall in love with reading. It was one of the first books I've ever owned, although that copy was eaten by a rabbit, I now have a new copy sitting on my shelf.

2. Hunter - This one holds a special place in my heart because it was the first
book that I ever had p…

Magic Would Make Life Easier | Warning Call by Danny Bell

Warning Call
Danny Bell
(The Black Pages, #2)
Publication date: December 21st 2017
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
Elana Black. Saving the day even if she has to tear a hole in the universe to do it.
An unbeatable mythological horror has its sights set on Elana, and that’s not the worst of her problems. Gods want to use her, shadowy agents want to eliminate her, and a powerful sorcerer wants to kill her; all as she rushes to stop an event which portends the death of her best friend, Olivia. It’s all catching up with her, and just in time for Christmas. Elana is going to have to figure out how all of it is connected but she’s in over her head, outnumbered, and running out of time.
And she always thought magic would make her life easier.Add to Goodreads There is also a limited release cover:

Author Bio:
My name is Danny Bell. I want to tell stories and avoid writing author profiles. I read—when I should be interacting with people, I named my cat after a cat I liked in a book, I’m pretty sure …