Sherry’s Shelves #142 – What Floats My Boat #Reading #Giveaways

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Sherry’s Shelves #141 is my weekly update from November 5 – November 11, 2017.

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Hello and welcome fellow bloggies. I hope you had a great week and the world of books has been good to you.

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I have been wanting to try Sarah J Maas for some time, so when I saw these three novellas and checked out the reviews, I grabbed it. I wanted to make sure by reading these novellas I wasn’t lost or spoiling something I may read in the future…and all is good.

 

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  • Sherry’s Shelves
  • Giveaway – Mental Damnation by Konn Lavery
  • Giveaway – Enchanted by Micalea Smeltzer
  • She’s Kicking Ass Again in Strong to the Bone by Jon Land
  • Teaser Tuesday – The Book of Genevieve by Mark Boyd
  • Can You UnVampire Yourself – An Unconventional Mr Peadlebody by D L Gardner
  • Must Reads From Bestselling Author Vicki McKeehan
  • Happy Thanksgiving
  • Giveaway – Addicted by Krys Fenner
  • Skeletons in the Closet – Blood Loss by Ashley Fontainne
  • One Sentence Review – Cookie Cutter by Jo Richardson

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Sherry’s Shelves #141 – Golf & Books

Sherry’s Shelves #141 is my weekly update from November 5 – November 11, 2017.

Sunday Post #201 Countdown to Spring..

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Hello and welcome fellow bloggies. I was lucky to be able to play golf twice this week. Last Sunday was fabulous weather, but Thursday was cloudy, cool and a bit damp. Still…a bad day at golf is better than a good day at work. The weather warms up a bit during the day, but I am sad to see the hot days of 80 degrees are probably gone until next year. 😥  I don’t know about you, but I love feeling the sun on my skin, hearing the flop of my flips and jumping into the pool at the drop of the hat. My biggest consolation is…we rarely have any snow or ice here in Florida.

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  • Sherry’s Shelves
  • Monday Mini – Not So Sweet – Strawberries by Carey Bartsch
  • Teaser Tuesday – I Will Find You by Joe Kenda
  • Is There A New Killer In Town – Sunset Darkening by Amanda Siegrist
  • Need A Pet Sitter – Meow for Murder by Bethany Blake
  • Giveaway – Kindred by Tiffany Apan
  • Aliens Vacation On Earth – Trespassers by Todd & Tim Wynn
  • Going Covert in Dead Cold by Jennifer Chase
  • Friday 56 – Big Girl Panties by Stephanie Evanovich
  • Flowers Have Meaning – Violet by Abigail Owen
  • One Sentence Review – Eclipse Lake by Mae Clair

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Sherry’s Shelves #97 – Cruising the Coast

Sherry’s Shelves #97 is my weekly update from October 2 – October 8, 2016.

Sunday Post #201 Countdown to Spring..

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Hello fellow bloggers. I have spent so much time the past couple of weeks reading and doing posts for blog ahead, that my eyes are blurring and one of them keeps twitching. I had to quit for a while and am looking forward to taking it slow this weekend, doing other things. How about you? Have you ever had this happen? What are your weekend plans?

If you want to participate in blog ahead, check out the link at the bottom right.

Mr Wonderful and I spent some time in Biloxi this past week, taking pics while these awesome cars were Cruising the Coast.

This seemed like the perfect opportunity to share my favorite Florida Georgia Line song.

For those of you in the line of fire from Hurricane Matthew, stay safe. 🙂

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I may have more posts, I’m just not sure what, so be sure and keep checking back.

  • Sherry’s Shelves
  • Giveaway – Dandelion Dead by Chrystle Fiedler
  • Review – The Company Store by H D Gordon
  • Giveaway & Review – Bewitched by Nancy Fraser
  • Teaser Tuesday
  • 5 Star Review – The Kept Woman by Karin Slaughter
  • Cozy Mystery Giveaway – Crepe Factor by Laura Childs
  • Friday 56 – Everyone Dies by Michael McGarrity
  • Giveaway – Shifted in Seattle by Lisa Medley
  • One Sentence Review – Jezebel by Gordon A Kessler

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Giveaway, Review & Book Trailer for Kill and Run by Lauren Carr

Lauren Carr’s novel, Kill and Run is the first book in her new A Thorny Rose Mystery series. I have read numerous books by her and just reviewed Three Day To Forever. a Mac Faraday Mystery. Whenever I see her name, I grab the book.

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MY REVIEW

The cozy cover of Kill and Run by Lauren Carr is not quite so cozy. Mystery and danger encompass the pages as the search for the serial rapist takes an impossible turn.

Let’s meet Lauren’s newest couple Lieutenant Murphy Thornton and Jessica Farady in her newest series, The Thorny Rose Mysteries. Jessica is the daughter of multimillionaire Mac Farady, from Lauren’s Mac Farady Mystery series. We shall meet more of the characters from that series and I enjoy revisiting old friends.

Murphy and Jessica’s lively sexual banter as they learn about each other is in the honeymoon phase, but something tells me it will continue for a long, long time. Lauren makes her characters authentic with similar problems to our own.

I love the NCIS and other similar TV shows. I can relate to Kill and Run because of it. Murphy just happens to be the liaison between the military and civilian staff.

We have carnivores, vegetarians and pescatarians. Do you know what a pescatarian is? I didn’t and had to look it up. I love when I learn something new from a novel.

A serial rapist has been active and on the loose for more than 13 years and the past is coming back to bite Murphy. Politics and the military, conspiracies and cover ups, put Murphy and those close to him in danger.

Murphy and Jessica are newly married and they end up with a house full of quirky critters. They are a unique cast of characters! We have Spencer (Candi or Blue), whose name depends on the person calling him, is a Blue Sheltie. Irving is a cat that snubs most people and they are glad for it, he looks like a skunk. Irving has a big heart for a certain young girl that enters his life unexpectedly. Newman, now he is the man. He’s a couch potato, I mean REALLY a couch potato. He not only watches TV, he controls the remote. And going for a walk, that’s for those other dogs. Let’s not forget Monique, a tarantula. EEK!

Izzy becomes a temporary member of the family after her mother is murdered and Murphy promises to find out who did it and protect her in the process. Izzy has a way with the critters, a special connnection. I had immediate empathy for her. She is a strong, open hearted/open minded child/woman.

Lauren has a way with her characters, human and animal alike. They are complex and well developed, fiercely protecting each other as they struggle to find answers before they run out of time. Will they find the answers to the nightmares that keep them awake at night?

I am so pissed off at the injustice of the haves and their own set of rules, the feeling of entitlement they have. They do see evil. They do hear evil. They do speak evil. Where do they draw the line…or do they? It is bad enough there is a monster running loose, but what makes it even more terrible is the people that know about it, overlook it and pass the problem on to the next HIGHER level. The problem does not go away, it only grows bigger.

Kudos Lauren. Kill and Run looks like another mystery series that will be on my reading list for some time to come. Thanks for expanding on the family.

“You’re not a wimp Buttercup. Basically, what you need to do is learn how to press your bitch button.”

“…My bitch button?”

“Everyone has one.”

“…You have a bitch button?”

“I have a bastard button.”

This is an ARC, so the quote may be different than it appears here. From page 218.

I received the ARC of Kill and Run by Lauren Carr in return for an honest and unbiased review.

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SYNOPSIS

Five women with seemingly nothing in common are found brutally murdered in a townhome outside Washington, DC. Among the many questions surrounding the massacre is what had brought these apparent strangers together only to be killed.

Taking on his first official murder case, Lieutenant Murphy Thornton, USN, believes that if he can uncover the thread connecting the victims, then he can find their murderer.

ABOUT LAUREN CARR

Lauren_Carr_3Lauren Carr is the best-selling author of the Mac Faraday Mysteries, which takes place in Deep Creek Lake, Maryland. Three Days to Forever is the ninth installment in the Mac Faraday Mystery series.

In addition to her series set on Deep Creek Lake, Lauren Carr has also written the Lovers in Crime Mysteries, which features prosecutor Joshua Thornton with homicide detective Cameron Gates, who were introduced in Shades of Murder, the third book in the Mac Faraday Mysteries. They also make an appearance in The Lady Who Cried Murder.

Three Days to Forever introduces Lauren Carr’s latest series, detectives, Murphy Thornton and Jessica Faraday in the Thorny Rose Mysteries. Look for the first installment in this series in Spring 2015.

The owner of Acorn Book Services, Lauren is also a publishing manager, consultant, editor, cover and layout designer, and marketing agent for independent authors. This year, several books, over a variety of genre, written by independent authors will be released through the management of Acorn Book Services, which is currently accepting submissions. Visit Acorn Book Services website for more information.

Lauren is a popular speaker who has made appearances at schools, youth groups, and on author panels at conventions. She also passes on what she has learned in her years of writing and publishing by conducting workshops and teaching in community education classes.

She lives with her husband, son, and three dogs on a mountain in Harpers Ferry, WV.

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Oh So Pretty – Pretty Dark Sacrifice by @HeatherLReid

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I am excited to share Heather L Reid’s Pretty Dark series.

Just look at the beautiful cover and you can see why I couldn’t resists checking it out further. Then, I read – All it will cost is her blood – in the synopsis. Hmmm…

So let’s get to my review and the giveaway. You too can have a copy for your very own.

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Title: Pretty Dark Sacrifice (Pretty Dark Nothing #2)

Publication date: July 28, 2015

Publisher: Month9Books, LLC.

Author: Heather L. Reid

MY REVIEW

Pretty Dark Sacrifice by Heather L Reid is Book II in the Pretty Dark series, but I will do my best to only share my feelings and not include any spoilers.

Pretty Dark Sacrifice picks up where Pretty Dark Nothing left off.

Quinn still hasn’t mastered her powers and I am wondering if she needs a swift kick in the ass and to be told to “man” up. At least that is how I felt in the opening pages, but she quickly proved me wrong. She grew to be stronger, both physically and mentally.

Her best friend, Reese, is normally a happy go lucky girl and the kind of best friend we all wish we had, but her secrets were driving a wedge between them that she thought could not be avoided. Reese deserves a normal life and I want it for her.

Will Quinn fulfill the prophecy? Will she be the savior or the bringer of doom?

As Lilith inserts her evil presence, the story’s pace increases for me. I begin to feel a sense of danger and suspense. Just what I’ve been waiting for. I was enjoying the story, but wanted some of that extra kick. You know what I mean.

Humans, demons, sentinels, immortals and Lilith. The box, Eve and angels.

The angels make me think of the TV show, Supernatural. Just because they’re an angel, doesn’t make them good.

Can you change your destiny? Aren’t we given the power of choice?

A love story that lasts for eternity.

As the story develops the clash between good and evil threatens the humans very existence.

Quinn has grown and developed, gained confidence and fights doubts, determined to accomplish her goal – to save Aaron.

I was given a copy of Pretty Dark Sacrifice by Heather L Reid in return for an honest and unbiased review.

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 SYNOPSIS

It’s been five weeks, two days, and eight hours since the demons forced Quinn to throw herself into the raging river, since Aaron sacrificed himself to save her, since his body disappeared without a trace.

Everyone wants Quinn to move on, but she can’t, not after a spirit appears to her at Aaron’s memorial, convincing her he’s still alive.

When a mysterious box materializes on the very spot Aaron disappeared, Quinn finds she’s at the center of an ancient prophesy of betrayal, revenge, and sacrifice that takes her to the depths of the underworld to face Lilith—Adam’s first wife.

If Quinn can stop Lilith from unleashing the demon horde Eve, trapped inside the box during the Battle of Eden millennia ago, she will save the human realm and free Aaron from an eternity in torment.

All it will cost is her blood.

ABOUT HEATHER L. REID

Heather L. ReidHeather L. Reid is both American and British and has called six different cities in three different countries, home. Her strong sense of wanderlust and craving for a new adventure mean you might find her wandering the moors of her beloved Scotland, exploring haunted castles, or hiking through a magical forest in search of fairies and sprites. When she’s not venturing into the unknown in her real life, she loves getting lost in the worlds of video games or curling up by the fire with good story. For now, this native Texan is back in the Lone Star State, settling down with her Scottish husband and writing new tales of fantasy and horror.

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Five (5) winners will receive a digital copy of Pretty Dark Sacrifice (Pretty Dark Nothing #2) by Heather L. Reid (INT) Ends August 21, 2015

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