The end of the first month of 2015

Ahh the first month. I had a few goals in mind but I completely forgot them but I do have a LOT going on in my life right now. We are trying to pack up and be ready to move. I have managed to complete 1/4 of the 100 book challenge though. Read more then I thought. Only Reviewed two though. I may go back and review Burned and a few of the other books from this month at a later date.

I Love Karen Marie Monings books and I found a few more authors I look forward to this month. Like the Gathering Series, I adored it. Wished there had been a bit more, but it had good bones, fine meat, just need a bit more of the fatty details. :3 Heres to next month hopefully Ill finish more reviews.

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How (Not) to love a Hero (Cindy Eller #7) by Elizabeth A Reeves ~ Review ~

How (Not) to Love a Hero

Cindy Eller book 7

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By Elizabeth A Reeves

Amazon US Link

$3.49 at time of posting

Book Description:

The Final Chapter in the Cindy Eller series.

Cindy’s life is split between her responsibilities in her bakery and as the Seraphine of Faerie. It’s chaotic, but she’s making it work a day at a time.

Then Cindy’s father disappears and the last thing she ever wanted to have happen is thrust upon her– she is going to be made Seraphim. Will Cindy lose everything she has worked so hard for?

And will Faerie survive her attempts to rule?

Review:

So I avoided this book for a while, because it is the final installment and I have issues letting go of characters or worlds.

I first started this series back in 2013, Ive adored and followed Cindies story(As well as her sister Goldies) since then. I looked forward to each new installment and each new set of revelations that were brought with it. This is a series dear to me that I am ALWAYS suggesting to people. The world in this series evolves along with characters.

I love strong female characters. Especially when that strength is from the heart or the will. Cindy started out as someone I saw as a flawed loose cannon. But I loved that, I loved seeing her mistakes and laughing as everything went any which way but where she wanted it. Cindy is dear to me because I could easily put myself in her shoes, I could see myself with out of control magic, and kissing men into toads. The world she lived in made all sorts of sense to me as well. Her sisters where interesting and fun as well. Im not an eldest sister but I could see things from Cindy, towards her siblings.

This book was everything I could of asked for an ending to the Cindy Era. Sad as it is I adored every step of the way. Well except for a few bumps. And If I remember, this isn’t really the end. There will be more to come from the Cindy Realm. There is so much I want to type and say about this series, but I don’t want to give too much away.

5/5 Mastadons

The rest of the series:

First Kisses and Near Misses(Short stories from the magical world of Cindy Eller) $1.99

How (Not) to Play with Magic (Cindy Prequel) FREE

How (Not) to kiss a Toad (Cindy Book 1) $2.99

Cindy Eller is a witch with a gift for creating decadent desserts highlighting the exotic and spicy flavors of her native Southwest. However, life isn’t always sweet for this magical baker. All her life she’s been cursed– every man she’s ever kissed has turned into a toad. Love isn’t likely to come her way, she knows.

If that weren’t a big enough problem, her ‘curse’ has come to the attention of the Council of Magic and she may never be able to use her powers.

Enter the perfect man– handsome, sweet, and loves food just as much as Cindy does. It would seem to be a match made in Heaven, or is it?

Cindy isn’t the only one keeping secrets.

With toads, cupcakes, romance, magic and ice cream, life never has time to get dull!

How (Not) to Kiss a Prince (Cindy Book 2) $2.99

How (Not) to Kiss a Beast (Cindy Book 3) $2.99

How (Not) to Kiss a Ghost (Cindy Book 4) $2.99

How (Not) to Kiss a Gargoyle (Cindy Book 5) $2.99

How (Not) to Kiss a WereBear (Cindy Book 6/Goldie Book 4) $3.99

Others in the Realm of Cindy:

Baehrly Begining (Prequel) FREE

Baerhly Breathing (Goldie and the Were Bears Book 1) $2.99

A spin-off of the popular Cindy Eller series.

The first book in the Goldie Locke and the Were Bears series.

It’s difficult to be taken seriously when you are a member of the Magical community and saddled with the unfortunate name ‘Goldie Locke’. It certainly doesn’t help if you are also about five feet tall, blond, and most commonly described as ‘cute.’. What was a girl to do?

Become one of the most dreaded Magical environmental lawyers of all time?

Goldie isn’t there yet, but she’s well on her way when a case drags her into uncharted territory– working with Ordinary officials to figure out why ‘unusual’ remains are being discovered all around New England.

With her hands full and a new dragon on the way, Goldie’s hunches about this case may prove to be all-too true– this stuff is bad business!

Baehrly Bitten (Goldie and the Were Bears Book 2) $2.99

Baehrly Alive (Goldie and the Were Bears Book 3) $2.99

How (Not) to Kiss a Were Bear (Goldie and the Were Bears book 4/Cindy Book 6) $3.99

Incubus of Bourbon Street(Jade Calhoun series #6) by Deanna Chase ~ Review

Incubus of Bourbon Street

Jade Calhoun series book 6

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By Deanna Chase

Amazon US Link

$3.99 at posting

Book Description:

Newlyweds Jade Calhoun and Kane Rouquette have barely said “I do” when there’s a disturbance in the shadow world that’s draining the energy of angels. As shadow walkers, Jade and Kane are pressed into service, tasked with the impossible mission of solving the mystery before any angels are lost…until Kane’s accused of poisoning the shadows with his incubus energy and his power is stripped.

Life goes from bad to worse when a lesser Goddess shows up, hell-bent on stealing the spirits of mortals in pursuit of a fountain of youth. Now it’s up to Jade and her coven to keep their friends safe, clear Kane’s name, and fix the shadows before one of them is lost forever.

Review:

Ive followed the Jade series for a while now. Well what feels like a while and I love it, adore it really. With each book and each adventure the duo and their pals discover something about themselves all the while defeating demons along the way. This one was no less inspiring to me then the others. I could not put it down until I finished it, which was around five am. I really should of been sleeping by then but I wasnt going to step away.

Jade is a real hero, she grows stronger each book, and with each bit of knowledge. She is strong and independent. A bit pig headed when she feels she could do something about everything. Her Hubby and soulmate is a good match to her seeming to know when best to let her do what she does, or to stop her.

I love all the characters in this series, and it really puts to point how everything, and everyone is more then they appear. As well as the old saying. Be careful what you wish for.

5/5 mardigra beads

I dont have a single complaint

The rest of the Jade Calhoun series in order

Sorry for any spoilers

Book one. Haunted on Bourbon street Free at time of posting

When empath Jade Calhoun moves into an apartment above a strip bar on Bourbon Street, she expects life to get interesting. What she doesn’t count on is making friends with an exotic dancer, attracting a powerful spirit, and developing feelings for Kane, her sexy landlord.

Being an empath has never been easy on Jade’s relationships. It’s no wonder she keeps her gift a secret. But when the ghost moves from spooking Jade to terrorizing Pyper, the dancer, it’s up to Jade to use her unique ability to save her. Except she’ll need Kane’s help—and he’s betrayed her with a secret of his own—to do it. Can she find a way to trust him and herself before Pyper is lost?

Book two. Witches of Bourbon street $3.99 at time of posting

Jade Calhoun was never fond of her empath abilities. Now she’s discovered she has another gift she’d rather not unwrap—magic. But when her mentor, Bea, becomes gravely ill and insists Jade’s the only one who can help, she’s forced to embrace her witchy side.

It’s too bad she spent a decade shunning the magical community and never learned to harness her powers. Because time’s run out. A trapped spirit has revealed a clue to Jade’s long-lost mother. The resident angel has gone rogue and disappeared with Jade’s boyfriend, Kane. And if that wasn’t enough, her ex appears to be possessed.

To save any of them, Jade will need to find a way to control her inner white witch—without succumbing to black magic. Otherwise, she’ll lose everything…including her soul.

Book three. Demons of Bourbon street $3.99 at time of posting

New Orleans coven leader, Jade Calhoun, is embarking on a Hellish mission. Literally. A week ago her ex sacrificed himself to Hell in order to save Jade’s mother. While he suffers, Jade will stop at nothing to bring him home…even if it means working with Lailah, an angel she’s never trusted.

But the stakes are raised when Jade discovers her boyfriend, Kane, is marked by a demon. The very same one who tried seducing him right before Jade’s eyes. Now Kane’s life is on the line, and consequently, Jade’s soul is compromised. She’ll need all the help she can get, including Lailah’s, as she fights her way through Hell to save her ex and Kane—and her entire existence.

Book 3.5 Engaged off Bourbon street $0.99 at time of posting(I havent read this one yet)

It’s Christmas time, and newly engaged Jade Calhoun and her fiancé Kane are having a party at Summer House in Cypress Settlement. The tree is decorated, the mistletoe is in place, and the crab puffs are to die for. Nothing can spoil this celebration…except for some wayward magic and a pesky ghost who crashes the party.

Book four. Angels of Bourbon street $3.99 at time of posting

Despite having lost half her soul, coven leader Jade Calhoun is determined to lead a regular life, and that means planning her wedding. With just five weeks until the big event, plans are halted when Jade falls victim to a ghost possession. Unfortunately, it appears the only way to keep the ghost at bay is to spend twenty-four hours a day with the last person Jade wants to share a house with—the angel who has the other half of her soul.

Things go from bad to worse when the ghost targets Jade’s friends and her fiancé, Kane. The ghost is using sex magic to steal Jade’s power, and she’ll stop at nothing to get what she wants. Even if it means forcing Jade into the arms of another man. In order to banish the ghost, fix her soul, and have a chance at her happy ending, Jade will need to find her father and uncover the decades-old secret her mother is determined to keep hidden.

Book five. Shadows of Bourbon street $3.99 at time of posting

Starting a new job is tough…especially when your boss thinks nothing of interrupting your wedding.

After a year of battling ghosts and demons, white witch Jade Calhoun is finally marrying the man of her dreams. Or is she? Minutes before Jade and Kane say I do, the High Angel arrives with a job for the newly appointed shadow walkers. Another witch’s life is on the line and it’s up to Jade and Kane to save her.

With a black magic user intent on destroying one of Jade’s friends, more demons on the loose, and a hard to find incubus, can the almost newlyweds save the witch and get their own happy ending?