As of June 9, 2012 I will no longer be accepting e-books for review. This is due to the overwhelming
demand of reviews, work and night classes taking up a lot of my spare time. It
is taking me several months to read and post reviews therefore until “my to be
reviewed list” is smaller I will no longer accept any more e-books for review.
I am extremely sorry.

July 17, 2014

Review: Omens (Cainsville 1) by Kelley Armstrong



The Details:

Format: Hardcover (Purchased)
Published: August 20, 2013
Publisher: Random House of Canada

The Rating:

5 out of 5

Olivia Taylor Jones, 24, seems to have the perfect life. The only daughter of a wealthy Chicago family, she has an Ivy League education, pursues volunteerism and philanthropy, and is engaged to a handsome young tech-firm CEO with political ambitions. But Olivia's world is shattered when she finds out that she's adopted. Her real parents? Todd and Pamela Larsen, notorious serial killers, each still serving a life sentence.

The news brings a maelstrom of unwanted publicity to her adopted family and fiancé, and Olivia thinks the best thing she can do for herself and for them is run away from it all. She ends up in the small town of Cainsville, Illinois, an old and cloistered community that takes a particular interest in both Olivia and her decision to uncover the truth about her birth parents. Olivia decides to focus on the Larsens last crime, the one Pamela Larsen swears will prove their innocence. But as she and Gabriel Walsh, Pamela's former lawyer, start investigating, Olivia finds herself drawing on abilities that have remained hidden since her childhood, gifts that make her both a valuable addition to Cainsville and deeply vulnerable to unknown enemies. There are dark secrets behind her new home, and powers lurking in the shadows that have their own plans for her. Excerpt and book cover from Chapters website.


As a huge Kelley Armstrong fan I was in my car and driving as fast as possible without getting a speeding ticket to the nearest Chapters to get my hands on my copy! I started the novel as soon as I got home and didn’t stop until bedtime. If I didn’t have to sleep I probably would have read throughout the night. That is how awesome it was. The story kept me intrigued with each turning page and I had difficulties telling myself it’s time to stop and go back to work after lunch break or to go to bed. While I was reading Ambur from Burning.Impossibly.Bright and I were texting each other asking where we were and how we were liking it. Theories were flying around and our love/hate for Gabriel. Love for Ambur, Hate for me. Omens is one of my faves and I can’t wait to see what Kelley has in store for Liv…and I’m not going to be satisfied with only a couple books in this series I will need more. I am reading the series without looking up the translations of words or looking up any superstitions. I am learning the secrets of Cainsville along with Liv the way even if it kills me not to know everything right now.

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July 16, 2014

Wedding Photos


So I totally meant to post these back in December when I received them but I was busy with a course from Dec-March and then it was the wonderful tax season and a course but now that I finally have some free time I am going to share some of my favorite photos from my wedding back in October. Enjoy



Yep I wrote Converse shoes





These are 2 of my favorite pictures of myself:




This is my favorite picture of my Mom you can’t even tell that a just over a year ago (from the wedding) she was diagnosed with breast cancer and was going through chemo)



This is probably my favorite picture with my hubby:




And of course I HAD to have book pictures Smile







We have a hockey/book theme at our reception both of our likes.










All photos were taken by the wonderful and amazing Kristilee Parish of Kristilee Parish Photography! If you leave in the Edmonton area and need a photographer I definitely suggest using her!

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July 5, 2014

Review: The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson


The Details:

Source: ARC from NetGalley. Thank you very much!

The Rating:

4 out of 5

Princess Lia is First Daughter of the House of Morrighan, a kingdom steeped in tradition, duty, and the stories of a bygone world.  She flees on her wedding day, shirking her duty, but is determined to marry for love and not to secure a political alliance.
Pursued by bounty hunters, she finds refuge in a distant village and settles into a new life, hopeful when two handsome strangers arrive.  She doesn’t know that one is the jilted prince and the other an assassin sent to kill her.  Deception abounds and Lia finds herself on the brink of unlocking perilous secrets—even as she finds herself falling in love. Excerpt and cover from Mary’s website.

I've decided to start branching out a little bit on the genres that I've been reading. When I read the synopsis of The Kiss of Deception I thought it sounded interesting even though it wasn't in my normal genre. I'm glad I read it because I really enjoyed it. 

One of the things that I like were the chapters that were from the perspective of The Prince and The Assassin or the Chapters based on the names they gave. From the beginning I pegged each of the guys are either The Prince or The Assassin and each time they had a chapter there was something written that made me think “oh crap I’m wrong” and then the next chapter “Yep! I’m right boo yeah!” I totally loved that feeling it was great to be going back and forth even if I just wanted to know who was who because the suspense was killing me.

I liked Lia’s character she’s different from most princesses and willing to get her hands dirty. I loved her interactions with her friends and the two boys. The courtship between Lia and each of the boys was interesting it was fun, sweet and sometimes romantic. It’s these scenes that make me wonder why I don’t read more contemporaries.

Overall, I really enjoyed the book and I look forward to learning more about Lia, each of the boys, and the history behind the world that has been created.


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