Thursday, October 19, 2017

Crystal Memes: Off the book topic - What is your favorite scary movie?


Hello friends! Welcome back to Crystal Memes. Well, this one is part meme, part update. It's not a secret that I love horror movies since I've been watching them pretty exclusively since July. On one hand, I found a lot of little known flicks that I actually liked. But on the other hand, I burnt myself out and I'm now pretty much all horror'd out. Which is sad considering Halloween is still 10+ days away. Ah well...

With that said, I thought that this meme topic would make a great closure for my horror/scary movie Pass the Popcorn posts, which will now focus more on Christmas/Holiday movies. Hello, Hallmark!

Without further ado, here's this week's topic from Book Blogger Hop...

Off the book topic - What is your favorite scary movie?

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Review: Fool Me Once (First Wives #1) by Catherine Bybee

"Love it grand, but divorce is a hundred grand." - Lori Cumberland

Fool Me Once
Series: First Wives #1
Author: Catherine Bybee
Publisher: Montlake
Published: September 19, 2017
Source: Publisher for Review

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Cynical divorce attorney Lori Cumberland lives by one motto: Love is grand, but divorce is a hundred grand. With one failed marriage under her own personal belt, Lori had fallen hard and early—and it isn’t something she plans on repeating. She’s content focusing on the temporary marriages of her rich and famous clients. When she joins some of her recent divorcĂ©es on a celebratory cruise, her only vow is fun, sun, and new friends. But Lori finds herself tempted by a jury of one.

For Reed Barlow, falling into the world of private investigation was easy. He knows the law and knows how to avoid breaking it—all while doing his job. His rule to live by? No emotion, no involvement…until Lori. His charming smile and cocky attitude distracts Lori and lowers her guard, which is exactly what Reed desires.

But what appears as a one-time-only flirtation may be a plot orchestrated by Reed. As he’s taking his investigation to a dangerous level, it’s Lori who could end up in jeopardy. Reed has only one shot for Lori to grant him a second chance. But if he comes clean with her, he blows his cover. And that just might cost him the opportunity for an alliance of family…and of love.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Challenge Update - October 2017


After a fun-filled day of updating books and working on my review archive, I thought why not complete the day with a Challenge Update post. What can I say? I got a whole lotta updatin' going on... And I'll be so happy when it's done! *winks*

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Pass the Popcorn: Will she ever stop screaming?!


Hello friends! Something you don't know about me is that as much as I love horror movies, I refuse to watch them in theaters. Nope... Not happening. The one time I did see a horror movie in a theater was The Blair Witch Project way back when. So I have a little bit of love for movies that have the same kind of plot. Which is why I was drawn towards the movie Invoked. I should have known better...

Friday, October 13, 2017

Crystal Memes: Who is your favorite horror/suspense author and why?


Hello friends! It looks like I'm in a bit of a reviewing lull at the moment, so I figured we'd have a late night Crystal Memes post. I'm looking for different meme blogs, so if you have a favorite please leave a comment so I can check them out. In the meme-time *Yeah, let's forget that just happened* today's topic is from the Book Blogger Hop hosted by Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer. Enjoy!

Who is your favorite horror/suspense author and why?

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Review: The Jarl's Witch by Noa Xireau

“Are you prepared to bewitch me now?” - Jarl Leif

The Jarl's Witch
Author: Noa Xireau
Publisher: Totally Bound
Published: October 10, 2017
Source: Publisher for Review

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Never play with potions, magic or a Viking…unless you want to burn.

Eileen should never have made a magic potion for the conniving Ingrid. Preparing the concoction Eileen used for studs in mating season instead of the love potion Ingrid had asked for hadn’t been a very good idea, either. And, instead of using Ingrid’s hair, as she was supposed to when she’d prepared the potion meant to entice Jarl Leif, she’d accidentally used her own. No wonder Eileen’s heart felt as if it skipped a beat when she discovered her mistake. Now, Eileen has a bad feeling her life might be at stake if she doesn’t keep the impressive Viking far away from her enchanted brew.

Reader Advisory: This book contains a scene of voyeurism, and brief anal play.

Publisher's Note: This book has previously been released elsewhere. It has been revised and re-edited for re-release with Totally Bound Publishing.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Release Blitz: Game On (Hometown Players #6) by Victoria Denault

Game On
Hometown Players #6
Victoria Denault
October 10, 2017
Forever Yours


“I don’t break hearts. I break headboards…”

When it comes to scoring in the pro hockey league, Alex Larue is crushing it—with the hot puck bunnies.  He’s the life of the party, the guy with all the jokes… and the one whose Party Guy mast keeps the real him well hidden.  The last thing he needs is anyone finding out about his troubled past, or the nightmares that haunt him still.

Brie Bennett is less than impressed by Alex from the moment she meets him.  And even though he insists on volunteering at the charity she runs, she doesn’t trust him.  He’s hiding something…but so is she.  She’s not just the rich privileged New York princess he thinks she is.  The animosity between them is undeniably addictive and as their worlds keep colliding it becomes supercharges with something else—attraction.  But if they stop playing games and let each other in, they both might lose.