Sunshine Award


I was sitting here sifting through my comments, most of which are spam, when I see that the lovely destinimia has been wonderful enough to gift to me The Sunshine Award!!!!

I have never won an award for my blog and it makes my heart swell to think that anyone actually takes the time to read my reviews, let alone likes them and wants to give me an award for it.  All I can say is THANK YOU!!!!! 

The Rules of the Sunshine Award: 

~Display the Award on your Blog.

~Announce your win with a post and thank the Blogger who awarded you.

~Present 10 deserving Bloggers with the Award – “who positively and creatively inspire the blogosphere.”

~Link awardees in the post and let them know of their being awarded.

~Write 10 interesting things about you.

::My Awardees::

Two Crazy Girls with a passion for Books

Ana’s Attic Book Blog 

Jessy’s Book Club

Snarky Bloggers

My Sticky Pages Book Blog

Read More Sleep Less Blog 

The Geekery Book Review 


Chicks Controlled By Books

Read This Hear That

Congratulations, you can choose to accept this award or not.

::10 Interesting Facts About Me:: 

1) I love gifs!!! Especially if they have kitties in them!!!!! Like this one… 

2) I have a bachelors in Psychology, a M.Ed. in Counseling & Development CAC, and am currently getting a MA in Human Services: Marriage & Family

3) I absolutely LOVE Audrey Hepburn and have various memorabilia all around my house and car

4) I read 230 books last year!!!

5) I love mexican food, especially green chile chicken enchiladas!!!

6) I’m seriously addicted to coffee!!!

7) My ultimate dream would be to one day open up several homeless shelters that also provide paying work for those residing in them and other philanthropic things (that require money that I’m not sure I’ll ever have!)

8) I pride myself on writing honest reviews! Even if I love the author to death… I’m going to call it how I see it!

9) My Zodiac sign is Virgo – and I am very much an earth sign. I don’t have all of the qualities of Virgo I think I’m far more flexible, open minded, and positive than most of us… but that could just be my personal opinion!

10) I have 5 tattoos and 6 piercings!!! I want two more tattoos.

I’ll leave you with some positivity because I love quotes and affirmations…

Go forth with patience, passion, and purpose!


Richmond Author Signing December 2013

I was able to go to my first author signing at the end of 2013. It was pretty darn awesome. I was excited that I didn’t have to travel forever and a day to get there and there were so many authors that I was truly excited to meet and get books signed by. I brought a rolling duffle bag with me to lug all of the books that I bought prior to. It was a really awesome experience and I cannot wait to go to my next one in March.

Anyway, here is a sample of all of the awesome in a picture…

Signed books collage


Favorite Reads of 2013

I really wish that I could sit here and come up with a top ten list or a top twenty but I don’t think when you’ve read so many books in one year that it is possible to narrow it down like that. Not unless you have read a great deal of clunkers. I’m happy to say that I have not read too many clunkers this year! I have read some freaking amazing books though. Some books that made me look at one topic or another from a different perspective. Some books touched me deeply. Others I connected with on a level that helped me to recognize pieces of myself that were previously hidden. Some gave me great ideas while others made me cry big ugly crying tears. In short it has been an absolutely wonderful year for me in books. I’ll try not to make too large of a list but if I told someone they had to read a book or a series these would be the ones at the top of my list. I broke it down a little as to give it some sort of structure. The Virgo in me enjoys being organized, even with my thoughts…

Overall favorite reads this year (not necessarily released this year):


Kincade’s Rose –

Crescent Chronicles –

Carry Your Heart –

Creed –

Knight –

This Man Series –

Metamorphosis –

Up In the Air Trilogy –

Epilogue –

Original Sinners Series –

Songs of Submission Series –

Night Owl –

Love Show –

Hacker Series –


Whiskey and A Gun –

All The Pretty Lies –

Fighting for Flight –

Fighting to Forgive –

Try –

Edible –

Blind Obsession –

The Reed Brothers Series –

Fifty Shades of Jungle Fever –

Taken By Moonlight –

My Masters Nightmare –

Being Delightful –

When You Were Pixels –

Unteachable –

Kaleb –

The Tied Man –

Tangled –

Safe Word –

Undeniable –

Sweet Peril –

Edge of Never –

Incendiary –

She Likes It Irish –

Beautiful Stranger –

Willing Victim –

Twisted Perfection –

Release Me –

Dark Light Series –

Backstage Pass –

Falling Into You –

Made Me Tear Up And/Or Ugly Cry  and I LOVED IT This Year:


Rock Bottom by RK Lilley

Metamorphosis by Erin Noelle

Falling Into You by Jasinda Wilder

Whiskey and A Gun by Jade Eby

The Little Prince by  Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Fighting to Forgive by J.B. Salsbury

Incendiary by Amy Bartol

Edge of Never by J.A. Redmerski

The Tied Man by Tabitha McGowan

Carry Your Heart by Audrey Bell

Undeniable by Madeline Sheehan

All the Pretty Lies by M. Leighton

Wait For You by J. Lynn

My Favorite Authors This Year: (In no particular order)


J.B. Salsbury –

Ella Frank –

Meredith Wild –

Audrey Bell –

Leah Raeder –

M. Pierce –

Tiffany Reisz –

CD Reiss –

RK Lilley –

CJ Roberts –

Erin Noelle –

Marita A Hansen –

J.A. Redmerski –

SL Jennings –

Emma Chase –

Jodi Ellen Malpas –

Addison Moore –

Amy Bartol –

Tammy Falkner –

LV Lewis –

Book Boyfriends I wish were not fictional:


Cole Madison – Edible – Ella Frank

Remy – REAL – Katy Evans

Søren/Kingsley/Griffin/Daniel – Original Sinners – Tiffany Reisz

Zsadist – Lover Awakened – J. R. Ward

Creed – Creed – Kristen Ashley

Blake – Hacker Series – Meredith Wild

Jonathan – Songs of Submission – CD Reiss

Greg Cage – Cage – Harper Sloan

Flynn – Willing Victim – Cara McKenna

Jonah – Fighting for Flight – JB Salsbury

Blake – Fighting to Forgive – JB Salsbury

Max Stella – Beautiful Stranger – Christina Lauren

Tristan – Bad Things – RK Lilley

Dorian – Dark Light Series – SL Jennings

Jack Henry – Beauty From Pain – Georgia Cates

The Reed Brothers (Logan, Matt, Pete, Sam, Paul) – Reed Brothers Series – Tammy Falkner

Tristan – Fifty Shades of Jungle Fever – LV Lewis

Jack Diamond – Love Show – Audrey Bell

Matt – Night Owl – M. Pierce

Colton – Safe Word – Teresa Mummert

Conall – Taken By Moonlight – Violette Dubrinsky

Jesse Ward – This Man Series – Jodi Ellen Malpas

Honorable Mention:


Black Dagger Brotherhood Series – J. R. Ward  – I am only on book 6 but this series is hands down epic!!!

Remy Goes to Therapy – Shara Azod – If for no other reason than this line: “It was her curse; she always attracted men that needed her far more as a therapist than a girlfriend.” Also Remy was all kinds of alpha hot!

The Alpha Group Series – Maya Cross – Hot, quick, steamy, very well written!

The Druid Series – Marata Eros – On fire HOT!!! Hot isn’t even the word for it. I couldn’t read it without blushing profusely!!!

This Love’s Not For Sale – Ella Dominguez – Her writing style throws me a bit but once I get used to it her books are so good and hot!

Worst Reads This Year & Why:


Overwhelm Me – A. C. Marchman –

Consequences – Aleatha Romig –

Simple Perfection – Abbi Glines –

Beck – Harper Sloan –

Disastrous – E.L. Montes – – Hmm, this one doesn’t explain, so I’ll just tell you that it started out wonderfully then the plot just fell apart as the book went on.