Book Review: Garden of Thorns (House of Royals Book 6) by Keary Taylor

It's been years since the battle in Mississippi, and Elle finally has a life of her own away from her brother and the House of Conrath, though she still hasn't entirely escaped a life involving vampires as she now administers the cure to Bittens out of her apothecary in Boston. But when trouble with Charles Allaway and his House start brewing, Lexington (from Alivia's House) moves in as a...
 

The Weekly Update: 1/8/16

It has been a fairly uneventful week for me. I'm just kind of really extra tired because of all the construction noises -_- I'm finally going to buy myself some peppermint oil to use for the ant problem today though (if I remember). I haven't seen any lately, so they might be gone, but I was wrong about that once before, so I'll use the peppermint oil just to be sure since apparently they don't...
 

Bookish Musings: Top Ten Female Characters from Books I Read in 2016

Yay, time for another character post! I do so love these, guys. Except, unfortunately, I didn't seem to find very many female characters I loved this year. I really don't know why I struggle so much to find female characters I like. Well, I suppose part of the problem could be that I read a lot of M/M fiction and therefore read about females less, proportionally speaking, but never fear, I still...
 

Bookish Tag Post: Twelve Days of Christmas Book Tag

I felt like doing something Christmassy on the blog this year, apparently I'm becoming a more festive blogger :-P so I went and found a good book tag for the holiday season :-) The original is here on YouTube at LizzieLovesBooks, and, as usual, I tag anyone and everyone who wants to join...
 

Quote Love: 10 Book Quotes about Blood

Believe it or not, I've been wanting to do this post for a while (what with all the vampire books and urban fantasy I read, I come across a lot of quotes about blood), but it's kind of an odd topic, so October just seemed like the perfect time for it! Technically they're not all about blood, but they do involve blood in some way or another. Some I chose because they're funny, others because...
 

Book Review: House of Ravens (House of Royals Book 5) by Keary Taylor

Alivia is back home in Silent Bend having somewhat recovered from her time in Cyrus's control, but the trouble she faces isn't over yet because an army of Bitten vampires is still amassing and planning to take her down, not to mention she's discovered a shocking new secret about her very own father. Alivia and her House---her family---will have to stand together if they're going to find the...
 

The Weekly Update: 9/11/16

First of all, if any of you knew/knows anyone who passed or was injured or even survived through 9/11, my thoughts are with you today. And now, because I never know how to segue out of something like that without sounding insensitive but also without dwelling on sadness for too long, I'm just going to go to the next topic which is that it's official: computers hate me. You all know how my...
 

The Weekly Update: 6/19/16

Did you all know that Facebook has safety checks now?! There was a shooting in Orlando, and I know a few people who live there, so I went to FB to try and make sure they were all ok, and FB made that really easy. Right in my notifications, there was a "safety check." Basically, it was a page created specifically for the shooting event, and there was a list of all my FB in the area who had marked...
 

Book Review: House of Judges (House of Royals Book 4) by Keary Taylor

Alivia toyed with the King, and now she's paying the price. She's been thrown into a cell to await her trial and punishments, but most of her House believes she betrayed them, her other friends can't stand the person she's become, and one of her only allies was dragged away screaming after he tried to defend her. A castle full of vampires wants justice for what they believe she did, but King...
 

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Traits that Make Me Love a Character

I have no idea what characters other people like or dislike, and I mostly read indie books, so this week's topic is another one of those topics that's just too difficult for me. That's why I've tweaked it! I've come to realize there are certain things that usually make me immediately start to love a character. I'm not talking the typical personality traits like brooding or sarcastic---those are...