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Review: Souljacker by Yasmine Galenorn

So I gave this author another try and have come to the conclusion that she might not be for me.

Souljacker by Yasmine Galenorn (Book #1 in Lily Bound Series)
Paranormal Fiction
Released March 2017
Lily O'Connell, a succubus, has put her unique talents to work. She owns Lily Bound, an elite sex salon in the Blood Night District of Seattle. When a client turns up dead in her club, and she hears the news that the Souljacker-an old tattoo-artist friend-turned-vampire, who was institutionalized years before-has escaped to reclaim his "artwork," Lily knows she's next on his list. With one of his tattoos on her thigh and nowhere else to turn, Lily hires Archer Desmond, a chaos demon and PI, to track the vampire down before he tracks her. But she didn't expect to fall for Archer-and they say a succubus who falls in love will destroy the heart of the one she seeks to claim... 
My Thoughts
Lily is a succubus who staves off the hunger and makes her liv…

Retro Review: Strain by Amelia C. Gormley

An apocalypse story that probably isn't for everyone but I mostly loved it.

Strain by Amelia C. Gormley
Dark M/M Romance Fiction
In a world with little hope and no rules, the only thing they have to lose is themselves.

Rhys Cooper is a dead man. Cut off from the world since childhood, he’s finally exposed to the lethal virus that wiped out most of the human race. Now his only hope for survival is infection by another strain that might confer immunity. But it’s sexually transmitted, and the degradation he feels at submitting to the entire squad of soldiers that rescued him eclipses any potential for pleasure—except with Darius, the squadron’s respected, capable leader.

Sergeant Darius Murrell has seen too much death and too little humanity. He’s spent a decade putting plague victims out of their misery and escorting survivors to a safe haven he can never enjoy. He’d rather help Rhys live than put him down, so when Rhys can’t reconcile himself to doing what’s necessary …

So, I Tried Shutting Off the TV and Reading

I even went outside with a "real" book to escape the lure of the Ipad apps and other things lured me away instead. Namely, this big coonhound named PainInTheButt Bailey.

Seriously, you're going to sit there and ignore ME?!

Ah well, at least the book that I was supposed to finish for book group last Monday (ugh!) is getting some love from Patrick.

Thanks for sticking by me with my flighty blogging ways and for always visiting me when I remember to post! Have a great reading week. 

Horror Fiction Review: The Halloween Children by Brian James Freeman & Norman Prentiss

Make sure you're not that house. You know the one. The lights are out and there is not even a bowl of teeth rotting candy left out for the little beggars . . .

The Halloween Children by Brian James Freeman & Norman Prentiss
Horror Fiction
Released June 2017
The Halloween Children are watching—they’re always watching in this chilling novel of suburban horror from Bram Stoker Award winner Norman Prentiss and Brian James Freeman of Cemetery Dance Publications.

The accommodations at Stillbrook Apartments aren’t exactly glamorous, but they’re quiet, affordable, and well maintained. The handyman is usually available to help with a leak or a broken bulb, his wife and two adorable kids often tagging along. When occasion dictates, the neighbors gather to wish each other well and spread the requisite holiday cheer. Everything’s very nice. Very normal.

But as Halloween approaches, strange occurrences are happening all around Stillbrook. The children tell disturbing stories, b…

Retro Romance Review: The MacKinnon's Bride by Tanya Anne Crosby

A saucy wench and a randy scot  reside within these fun-filled pages.

Mackinnon's Bride by Tanya Anne Crosby
Historical Romance
Descended of the legendary sons of MacAlpin, Iain MacKinnon refuses to bow to the English. When his young son is captured by a minion of the English king, the fierce Scottish chieftain vows to stop at nothing to secure the lad's return. Retaliating in kind, he captures the daughter of his enemy, planning to bargain with the devil.

FitzSimon's daughter has lived her entire life in the shadow of the man she called father--yet never would she have imagined he would forsake his only daughter. Even as Page blames her captor for welching on a contract with her father, she suspects the truth. But the shadows hold secrets ... now only the love of her reluctant champion can save the MacKinnon's Bride. 
My Thoughts

My local reading group selected this book for our chat (they all loved it). We got it free on Bookbub and as of right now, it&#…

TTT: Books Featuring Yummy & Horrific Foodstuffs

Hey bookish friends, as usual I am taking the TTT and messing with it. Today's prompt is: Top Ten Yummy Foods Mentioned In Books (Does a character eat something you'd love? Or maybe the book takes place in a bakery/restaurant that makes yummy things? You could also talk about 10 of your favorite cookbooks if you don't read foody books.) 

I'm throwing in a few choices that actually fit the theme and a few that, well, let's just say I'm throwing them in for another reason . . . 

Click on any cover to be whisked away to my review either here or at Goodreads.

Books That May Make You Hungry 

I'm not even a big fan of the Oreo (unless they're filled with peanut butter or covered in dark chocolate) but this story made me desperately crave them because the characters gobbled them up so gleefully! Plus there's a cute dog. Go read it :)  

Doggies need healthy snacks too and some of these smelled so good I was tempted to give them a taste.

Yum, this book is fille…

Dark Fiction Review: Gwendy's Button Box by Stephen King & Richard Chizmar

A menacing little story that ends a little too HEA for the likes of me.

Gwendy's Button Box by Stephen King & Richard Chizmar
Horror Novella
Audiobook 2 hours & 42 minutes
Released May 2017

Stephen King teams up with long-time friend and award-winning author Richard Chizmar for the first time in this original, chilling novella that revisits the town of Castle Rock—paired on audio with King’s Edgar Award–nominated story “The Music Room.”

There are three ways up to Castle View from the town of Castle Rock: Route 117, Pleasant Road, and the Suicide Stairs. Every day in the summer of 1974, twelve-year-old Gwendy Peterson has taken the stairs, which are held by strong—if time-rusted—iron bolts and zig-zag up the cliffside.

Then one day when Gwendy gets to the top of Castle View, after catching her breath and hearing the shouts of ki…