Happy Monday with a little bit of Hocking

So quite a few years back, True Blood, Twilight, Vampire diaries or really anything Vampire was a what most people were reading or watching. Ages from Tweens to people in there 40’s that was the kind of time we were living in. 

The stories are always the same, Hot vampire guy and normal human girl. They fall in love and usually(not Always,Snooki was a fairy) the girl was turned to a vampire eventually of course. 

So as I have some time to read a few of my older books, I figured why not go back to reading Amanda Hocking. She was my first real paranormal writer that I loved. And since she has a new book coming out for My blood approves, I figured I would reread the series as a refresher course before the new book comes out. 

As I settle in to read, I remember some of the story and the characters. But I really don’t remember the little details. 

Alice -17 yr old high school student brother is Milo. Jane happens to be her chatty, slutty best friend.  Alice and Jane try to get into clubs and when they can’t they call it a night. As they walk onto the dark streets of Minneapolis they are being chased by a group of guys. As these guys threaten Alice, of course a sexy man comes and saves the day. Jack is 24 and the women drool. Alice can’t figure it out. So she spend more time with him. Meeting his family and they all seem genuinely  in love with her. Peter(Jacks brother) enters the picture and everything just got weird. There is a pull to Peter that she can’t understand, worst of it Jack senses it. 

Finally coming clean they are All Vampires! (Didn’t see that coming,hehe)

This is were it gets good. In some strange universe Alice was meant to be with Peter. Even if she is human. Jack can’t be with Alice because of her and Peters bond. Peter doesn’t want her around. As far as the family goes, they can’t understand why Alice was bound to Peter and they want to figure it out. Like most stories people belong for good reason. Everybody has that ONE person they should spend there life with. Peter has had that with Eliza(whose now dead) but now with Alice he doesn’t get why. PLUS SHE’S HUMAN! Jack doesn’t want to let Alice go cause his feelings intertwine with Peters. And Alice really likes Jack but when Pete is around nothing else matters. 

Who will she end up with if she doesn’t end up dead first. 

Stay tune. Fate (book two is under way) let’s unravel this a bit. 

Aligned with a few tears

Finally finished the fourth book of Ella Miles amazing Aligned series.

Recap of Book 4

Ethan is a rapist and murderer. I seen it coming, but I had to question it myself. Ethan has a history or raping,torturing and killing his female victims. The only reason why he let Alexa live was because she had no memory after the drugs he gave her. So he continually did it.

Caroline is pregnant but it was Drew’s, and NO they didn’t have sex as I assumed before. I will just tell you that it was a very good twist.

Everybody but Ethan survived. Caroline, Alexa, Drew and Landon end up having a happily ever after. And of course I HAD TO CRY.

YOU HAVE TO READ THIS SERIES to get full ending. I’m not gonna spoil it  ALL for you.

Ella Miles has become one of my favorite writers. So much after reading the series she gives you a fifth book. An aftermath kind of thing.

Sorry I won’t blog about it. Because it’s a gift from the writer. And I appreciate everything she has made me read the last few days.

https://www.ellamiles.com/

Now get on her site and start reading!!!!

Hello Thursday with a bit of Aligned by Ella Miles

Alexa’s husband is ALIVE! Figured that was coming. And Ethan is not the rapist. Alexa chose Ethan (husband) over hot singer Landon. But it was to be expected she really wants to find out about her past. Still no clarity on that. Ethan is definitely hiding something but probably won’t find out anytime soon

As we read thru book 3. Ethan is basically hiding something. It’s a key. Ethan doesn’t have.  Alexa has hidden it but she can’t remember anything from before the accident. Both are in danger but Ethan try’s to convince her to move back th LA. 

Poor Landon has his own secrets. And to keep them from coming out he decides to marry Caroline. She knows all! But now that Alexa has chosen Ethan Landon thinks it’s best to marry this chick. 

BUT…. as Ethan and Alexa are back in LA, Alexa gets attacked and is back in the hospital..AND while in Hawaii, Caroline is walking down the aisle to marry Landon. Drew gets the call about Alexa dying and Landon walks out of his wedding. 

SO MUCH DRAMA!!!

So at the hospital Landon finally see Alexa alive and kisses her, Ethan walks in on them and the guys fight in ICU. Typical right! Lol. Security comes and takes Landon. Ethan is happy for just a split second until Alexa tells security to take her husband as well. GO ALEXA. Something off about Ethan. 

Oh by the way..

Alexa has asked for a divorce and has rekindled her romance with Landon. Oh yeah! Ethan being the Asshole that he is has a USB with Landon secret. Omg I don’t want her to view it and she doesn’t. At least not yet. 

Caroline is pregnant and it is Landons. Mark my words I have a feeling she is sleeping with his twin brother Drew.
Alexa visits the supposed rapist and finds out she has another USB with everything she knows that is incriminating about the rape and all the attacks. 

By the end of book 3 she’s about to get disturbing recollection of her old life and the new one might just be over before it really Began

Let’s begin book 4

10 yrs later and I’m on mass transit

It’s been about 10 years I have taken any kind of mass transit. I moved to an area in Staten Island which had every bus imaginable near it. When I moved back I wanted to make sure I could get up and go with ease. 

When I was pregnant with my son I would take the express bus back and forth to work. A quick 30 minute ride into the city with no hassle. 

After having my son, lugging a stroller and car seat on to a crowded bus didn’t have the same appeal. So I got a car! Her name was Lola. Thinking about it now I really loved that name. My chiuhuha has been named Lola and I hadn’t had that damn car in 5 years. 

Traffic in New York is bad enough but to drive in it, is so much worse. A 25 minute ride usually can take up to 2 hrs on a regular school day. On a good day about an hour. Coming home at my 12:30, takes only 25 minutes door to door. After 3:00pm could take about an hour. 

TRAFFIC SUCK IN NYC

This week I am having car trouble. So because it is 6:30 am I have to walk down the block(which is only a few, but at 53 degrees feels a lot colder) to purchase a metro card. 

What ever happen to putting coins in the box. So outdated!! Who would have $6.50 in change lying around. Not me! 

I got exited as I wait for the bus. I get to sit back and read or write on a blog. Which I chose the latter as you see. I’m not worried about traffic or people cutting me off. I think I might just go back to not having to worry. This is so much better. 

Everybody is in there own little world. Not like on a regular city local bus. Which high school kids can be loud and annoying. Everybody reading or listening to music. 

I remember feeling good going to work before my car. Having no worries in a world. I might just have to let this soak in for a few days. At least while my car is getting fixed. 

Aligned with surprises

Here we go again. Ella miles and her tear jerking novels that I can’t seem to put down. I would of started this blog after the first book but NO I can’t put it down. So I just started book 3.  

I’m gonna try to give you a run down. But with Alexa and Landon these two are so complicated. You have to love these characters, I will quote the movie Shrek 

Shrek: Ogres are like onions

Donkey: They stink?

Shrek: Yes. No.

Donkey: Oh, they make you cry.

Shrek: No.

Donkey: Oh, you leave em out in the sun, they get all brown, start sproutin’ little white hairs.

Shrek: No. Layers. Onions have layers. Ogres have layers. Onions have layers. You get it? We both have layers.

Donkey: Oh, you both have layers. Oh. You know, not everybody like onions.

Lmfao. These characters have LAYERS. And unlike Ogres you will love everything wrong or right. 

As soon a you get to think you have an idea about what both Alexa and Landon are about it all changes.

First 2 books….

Alexa has some sort of accident which leaves her right leg incapitated. And because of the accident has panic attacks that she can’t handle. Never mind the nightmare she doesn’t understand the meaning. 

 Landon : HOT-guy who lives in Alexa’s building. Really is a rock star with a “girlfriend” Caroline that is or isn’t his girlfriend.Has twin brother Drew which is his manager. 

So before the accident Alexa was married to Ethan who by the way died from the accident. Best part is ALEXA has no memory from before the accident. But as the writer shares her nightmares. I am beginning to believe they are her actual memories. And if that is the case Ethan was VERY abusive. 

Landon is more complicated. We don’t know what kind of relationship Caroline, Drew or himself really have. From the book they all grew up together,but he is lying about it to the press. Caroline has something on him but we don’t know what as of the end of book 2. She allows him to sleep around and even tells Alexa she can have him for one night only. WEIRD. But Landon at this point is over Caroline. 

By the end of the 2 books we know Landon and Alexa are in love and finally have hot steamy sex. Now there are heading to New York City to get some answers about Alexa former life. 

If you want the details of book one and two, you will have to read for yourself. I’m sure enjoying it. You will too!!!

MAYBE….Definitely YES!!!

This morning I finished DEFINITELY YES by Ella Miles, and all I can say is YES YES AND MORE YES.

About a month ago I got an email from Ella asking if I can read and review one of her series. She got my information on Amazon from reviewing other books from other authors. I figured why not. I read a lot as is. Why not read a free book? Of course I emailed her and let her know that I was in the process of reading another author but as soon as I was done I would read her MAYBE SERIES.

Well I finally got to start to read her series and fell in love with Kinsley and Killian. These two main characters had so much to them I couldn’t stop reading. As I reviewed all three stories from the series I realized, I didn’t want the book to end. I emailed and joined her https://streetteam.ellamiles.com/users/sign_in website. To my surprise she sent me another Arc. And it wasn’t just any Arc Kinsley would be in the story.

DEFINITELY

It is set 10 years after Maybe series. And Kinsley best friend is the Main character, Scarlett. Scarlett is feisty and successful in her own right. She owns her own business for fashion and is a workaholic. She spends her nights at a bar looking for one night stands.

When she receives a text from an unknown number that has her intrigued. She has no clue who he is but she’s not gonna bother with the details. She wants the one night stand and there’s nothing that is going to stop her. Not even if she will never know who this mystery man is. “Beast” is what she will call him and he will sexually take her as a Beast.

All she can think about is her “beast”, but she is now hearing her maternal clock tick. She want to settle down and start a family. This is where Jake comes in. He happens to be an old boyfriend. Scarlett knows she can not be with “beast” so she settles for Jake who proposes 3 days in. And of course Scarlett’s clock is saying YES.

You could only imagine how everything turns out. You would never guess who the Beast is. Definitely one of my top reads. November is coming too slow. I need to read the second book to this series. “Clapping” GREAT JOB intertwining Maybe and Definitely series.

Friday NEVER feel like the end of the week. So lets Rant about Millennials.

I just spent my week working at a job that I have been at for 15 years. I have the best boss and co-workers anybody would be happy to work with. Unfortunately, we have lost 2 employees, both that  made my job a lot easier.  So another co-worker and I have been interviewing and training for the last 2 weeks.

“OH WHAT FUN!”(sarcastically excited)

Not really, from this experience I realize there is a huge difference in Gen X and Millennials, my coworker and I are from Gen X.  Not to give up our ages lets just say we were born somewhere between 1965 to 1984. The ages that have been looking for positions are born after 1991.

I like to think that I am pretty relevant when it comes to knowing music, movies and I can keep up with social media. of course my son doesn’t want to admit I am as cool as I am. HAHA. Then I remember how I felt about my MOM when I was growing up. She used to embarrass us. She even tried using the slang that was used back then,  like “BUTTA” but sounding like she was saying “BUDDAH”.

So while talking to these millennials I realize they are socially inept. They can answer questions because they are highly intelligent, but they don’t know how to carry a conversation.  I am pretty sure it has to do with the fact,  that young adults and kids text or talk on social media.  They rarely have to hold a conversation with others due to this technology (phones and computers. ) Social Media such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat make it so easy that all we have to do is take a picture or post what tehy ate today.

What would really happen if the world went dark. How would these millennials make it in the world with out some app telling what time a bus would come? What would they do if they couldn’t send a text to breakup with their boyfriend/girlfriend?  How would they research WWII with out Wikipedia? Do these kids even know what an encyclopedia is?

In the next 20 years what else will be irrelevant? I am guessing my BLOG. HAHAHAHA

 

 

Really started off great but ended up not so great.

I WAS A BITCH(REVIEW) by Emily Ruben

At first I was reading this and I thought “WHAT A GREAT STORY” this was gonna be . I loved how it started off. Lacey was in a coma for 2 months woke up with a 2 year memory loss. I felt like this was going to be great, trying to figure out all the secrets from her friends, family and boyfriend. I myself had monkey’s jumping up and down when her “friend” Finn was around. As her memory was giving her hints to the life she had before the accident I was on the edge of my seat. 60% of the book was read and that’s when I realized the secrets weren’t as great as I hoped it would be. Surprise!!!!!!!! It was basic High School Drama.. Derek (her actual boyfriend) was a big self absorbed football jerk, her best friend Melissa was sleeping with the big jerk behind her back. And Lacey and her friends were the biggest Queen Bitches at school. (not really the greatest secrets). Lacey ended up staying with Derek for a scholarship to NYU. Really?! That was a bitch move???…I am still questioning it. FINN actually was the one Lacey was in love with. Ummm Duh!!!! He was perfect.

I think the concept of the book has potential, but the secrets weren’t as good as I would of hoped. Maybe if Melissa ended up pregnant or Derek did something alittle more horrible then drinking and drugging her. Not say drugging Lacey wasn’t bad enough but her almost being pregnant and him worrying about football wasn’t a great secret. Maybe her finding him doing something as awfully incriminating like walking in on a rape or something REALLY horrible.

The writing was really good a few spelling corrections but otherwise, I like the writing. I just didn’t really like the last 25% of the book. Definitely not the ending I was hoping for. I will have to try to find another one of Ms Rubens other stories. Maybe something with a better ending

I was a bitch…. sounds familiar

Last week I got an email from David Jolly, book marketing guy.  He asked if I would like to read a romance novel and of course I said sure.  I was a bitch!!! By Emily Ruben.  I thought it was a joke. Until I got another email giving a gift card for the book to download from Amazon.

Before reading of course I tried to look this David guy up. Ehhh didn’t last long. Figured might as well read it. If the book was bad it was free and I’m not any contract to have to read it or be nice.

Maybe I WAS A BITCH??? Lol

So I settle in and start to read…

To my surprise it didn’t start like most romance novels. Boy meets girl, girl too strong minded but still let’s boy (with mama issues) run her life. You know usual romance.

Lacey (our main character) goes unconscious, yup straight off the bat. Girl down, girl down!! Hmmm  definitely did not see that coming. She wakes up to a room full of people, you know where? You guessed it…A HOSPITAL. Shocked right? Not really. I know but that’s where it gets weird. Not only is she in the hospital but she finds out she’s been in a coma for 2 months. As the doctor checks in with her and ask her questions. She not only lost 2 months in a coma but she has a memory loss for 2 years.

Beautiful friends Mel and Claire,  model look alike boyfriend, Derek and a “best friend/ god of a man” Finn ,that she can’t remember. What is a girl to do? Lie,  yes that will work! At least it sounds good right? Ummm the jury is still out on that one.

While her memories are gone she tries to get clues about the last 2 years. It seems like everybody but Finn has secrets . While reading this I am loving Finn, I am just hoping he’s not the one with the biggest secret to break Lacey’s heart.

It has become clear that Lacey’s 2 year memory loss might be a really good thing. She was a Total Queen Bitch. As her flash backs are going in and out  she even despised her bitch self most of the time. She was using her useless boyfriend who cheated on her. She is in love with Finn and her parents separated.

I am sitting here imagining waking up to not knowing what happen the last 2 years. Don’t know if I could of played it off so well. In my reality I AM A BITCH . Don’t think 2 years would of changed me.  We will have to see how this all plays out.

Omg it only took me ALLLLL day to set up

Woke up this morning with a hundred things running through my mind. Should I blog should I not? Who wants to read another person on the internet giving opinions or their thoughts on life. Not to mention all the celebrity gossip. Like OMG KIM got robbed and tied up, maybe the hotel set it up. I know! Sounds stupid to me too.

What I did realize I READ ALOT. I mean I really read. I love to read. And recently I have had authors emailing me to read there books and give an honest review for Amazon. So of course I accepted. As I am a really good speed reader I can also find mistake easier than most. Problem is once I read,I don’t stop and by the time I am finish with the book I have to review which ends up being a few sentences long oppose to what I have read in 2/3 days.  You know the basic sum up.

Authors such as HM Ward, Ella Miles and Amanda Hocking need our reviews for other readers to want to read their books.  My reviews have been dull which is weird because I really enjoy books.

SO WHY ARE MY REVIEWS NOT SHOWING MY LOVE FOR THEIR WRITING?

As a young girl my reading wasn’t as it was today I couldn’t keep the information in my head long enough to answer the questions that came after. School test in elementary school I remember reading over and over and still not being able to understand what I was reading.  As I went to high school I had a teacher explain that when I read I need to picture it in my head as if it was a movie I was watching. She handed me a Mary Higgins Clark book and I was hooked.

BUT ERICA THAT DOESNT EXPLAIN THE WRITING OF A REVIEW!!

Okay okay, when I read in high school as soon as I finished reading for that day I had to summarize ALL that I had read everyday no matter what. By the time I finished reading the book I had a full book report.

Some people were blessed with Awesome writing abilities. Me not so much.

So this blog is for ME! I love to read I love the stories. I love these authors who trust me to read and review their books(which are their souls on paper) I want to give them the same by blogging the chapters that I read on a daily basis. They deserve a real review not a lame few sentences cause I can’t remember ALL THE DETAILS from nights before.

Love me or leave me. This is something I needed to do.

 

Thank you for reading my first official rant. I am a blogger (dancing up and down) woohoo