Thursday, August 11, 2016

Review of BORN SINNER by S.L. Jennings


BLURB:

Twenty-two years ago, I was cut from a cold, sodden womb, and cradled in the filth and poverty of Chicago’s concrete arms. Statistically, I wasn’t supposed to survive these streets past the age of eighteen.

Fate had a different plan.

I was bred for one purpose and one purpose only: to unleash death and destruction on my world.

My thoughts are power.

My words are weapons.

Evil created me then grace tried to save me. But first… they tried to kill me.
They call themselves the Se7en. They are sin and salvation, and everything we’ve feared from the beginning of time. And their leader is the deadliest of them all.

He doesn’t lose.

He doesn’t compromise.

And most importantly, he doesn’t distract himself with mortal weakness.

Not until me.

Kill one to save a million.

That’s what he told me when he took me as his prisoner.

Kill one to save a million.

That’s what he’s been trying to tell himself ever since he took me into his arms.


Review
5 STARS
   We've read a plethora of books in our lifetime. Some soft, others hard. But we have never had one make us question ourselves so much. There are dark things lurking on every page of this book and we are happy to say that some of the things that should be a turn on, became a turn on (<-- This is the questioning ourselves part).
   There are parts we wished we could just jump into the book and take over for Eve ourselves. Not because she is weak and can't handle it, but because we want to be in her shoes. We want to be seen by L. We have never been so jealous of a character in any book as we are this one and for the life of us, we know we shouldn't, but can't help it.


   This book is everything you want and know you shouldn't. S.L. Jennings has floored us in a way that we aren't sure we can come back from it. This has moved to the top of the list of our favorite books by one amazing author. We can't wait for the next one, so hurry up lady so we can Sin some more!!!


If you haven't already, go add this to your Goodreads TBR NOW!!!
Goodreads Link: https://goo.gl/KllYGk



Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Human Intervention Review

BOOK INFORMATION

TITLE – Human Intervention SERIES – The Intervention Series (Book #1)
AUTHOR – Faith S Lynn GENRE – Young Adult / Sci­fi / Dystopian
PUBLICATION DATE – November 28, 2015
LENGTH (Pages/# Words) – 250 pages / 50,000 words
PUBLISHER – Faith S Lynn
COVER ARTIST – Kari March Designs
PHOTOGRAPHY ­ Kevin Wright Photography

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BOOK SYNOPSIS

Some things in our lives we don’t put much thought into because we either think they don’t hold much importance, or maybe, we just don’t want to put in the effort to find out just how wrong our little worlds are.
My name is Sadie, and this is how I have survived all eighteen years of my life. I have ignored the things that I shouldn’t have, and didn’t ask the questions I should have. I am a Norm. Just an average Joe, living in a world obsessed with genetic enhancements.
He... he is everything. Gorgeous, smart, and a Norm as well. He is also my new science teacher. And when he came into our small little to, hell came with him.

REVIEW

5 STARS

She’s done it people… Faith has made it happen. 
We are literally on the edge of our seats waiting, wondering, and hoping (SCREAMING) for the next in this amazing series.  It’s a great thing when authors can step out of their ‘Norm’ (pun intended) and excel in something completely different.  Going from the soul crushing, broken spirit with ‘From Lies to Promises’, to making our (cough*) undies wet with want in ‘Ransom’, to discovering an entirely new world in what promises to be the best yet, ‘Human Intervention’.
Sadie comes alive as you watch her turn into a badass right in front of you as she truly finds out what a ‘Norm’ is.  Who is her true protector?  What all is her mom hiding?  Who else has lied to her?  Who is going to be the one to bring her back from everything she’s discovered?
If you are looking for an HEA… move on.  If you are looking for a story; which I hate to call it that, because it’s so much more… as you read you laugh, you cry, you scream as you throw your iPad across the room (possible personal experience).  You live it with them.  ‘Human Intervention’ is more than just a story… it’s a journey.  A journey that we would love to continue…  I HAVE TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS NEXT.  If you’re like us, that only happens every now and then.  You read the first of a series and you think ‘that was pretty good…’ and then you never buy the second one.  With ‘Human Intervention’ I knew within the first three chapters that I was hooked and the rest of the series couldn’t be published soon enough.
Even from the cover of the book, you can tell this wasn’t a quick, once over story.  This one had festered.  Faith brought it to life, and made it her own.  She dominated.  (hehehehe)  J
If you want a true recommendation and review here it is… READ THE DAMN BOOK, you can thank me later.
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Elastic Heart – Sia
Mad at Myself – Issues
My House – PVRIS
Evolution – KORN
Give Me a Sign – Breaking Benjamin
My Way – Limp Bizkit
The Strays – Sleeping With Sirens
Everything You Want – Vertical Horizon
Meant to Live – Switchfoot
Runaway – Linkin Park
Drown – Bring Me the Horizon
Powerful – Major Lazor
Young – Hollywood Undead


AUTHOR BIO

I published my first book, From Lies to Promises in 2014. Since then I can't stop the stories from coming. Stories from all different types of genres, New Adult, Young Adult, Sci­Fi, and Fantasy.
I have an obsession with anything people consider odd and I can never get enough knowledge. I have an Associate’s degree in Business Management and I work full time as an account specialist.
When I'm not working or writing I am busy being a wife to the best husband of the freaking universe and mother to 3 majorly awesome kids! Reading, Xbox, cooking and WINE just barely scrape the surface of my favorite things. Everyone who knows me will say I am a nerd... and I would agree. Want to know a secret? I am a super hero. True story!


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Monday, July 18, 2016

The Mortal Enchantment Series



You know those books that you read and the author has a good idea, but can't seem to make it work and all you can do is read and cheer them on hoping they finally grab it?

I have to say that these books are NOT those. Stacey O'Neale took something we have read about dozens of times and flipped it completely around. The characters are well developed and the story is fast paced. This is what I look for in any read, something that is always moving. If there is down time and has slow spots I will skip over it, but didn't get much of that through any of these.

That being said I am only about a quarter of the way through the final book (Eternal Sacrifice). As soon as I finish I will be back with an update on the ending.

The first three books are rated at 4 1/2 - 5 STARS. If you are looking for something different and creativity, then go get these now!

Friday, October 30, 2015

Today?  It Sucks...

Today sucks... I'm not sure how much more clear I could be about it.  It sucks.  Period.

Every October for the last 7 years I wake up and tell myself that this year it's going to be different.  This year I'm going to move on.  This year it's not going to hurt as bad.  And every October my mind and heart fail me.

I never got to hold them.  I never got to hear their heartbeat.  I never got to see them moving on the blurry screen.  I never got to find out if they were both boys or girls, or even one of each.  It's like they didn't exist.  But they did.  They existed inside me for a moment in time.  For a quick blink, they were there.  10 weeks to be exact.  10 weeks I gave life to two tiny humans, and then just like now- my body failed me.

Maybe it just wasn't meant to be and the Good Lord knew he had better plans for our family.  Even with the path laid out ahead of me, it's hard to not look back and wonder... what if?  What if they were here right now?  What if we had a family of 6 instead of 5?  What if I didn't hate the month of October so much?

I have so much to distract me this time of year.  My wonderful husband and I have our Anniversary, my grandfathers birthday, my mothers birthday, littlest little's birthday, football every night of the week, school activities, work, friends... I could go on and on.  But I always end up right back here on Oct. 30th- thinking about 'What if'?  Remembering that day like it was yesterday.  The look of pity and sadness on every one's face around us.  The sorrow and heartbreak I felt not being able to figure out why my body failed me.  Why my body failed them?

...I will never know.  

October sucks... my life doesn't.  Some how we were able to pick ourselves up and not 'move on'... heal maybe?  Yes, heal.  We were able to heal.  It's no doubt that God had a plan; a plan to help.  It came almost a year to the day later in the form of our littlest little.  Our tiny humans were gone from me Oct. 31, 2007.  The littlest little helped heal my heart Oct. 27, 2008.  The blessing we received came in a tiny package that now is bigger than life itself.  I have been told that he's the best of both worlds... 'loving/sweet, hell on wheels'.  There's no doubt in my mind he's a perfect mixture of our two tiny humans.  

It hurts.  It always will.  There's nothing I can do about it.  Some say it shouldn't bother me still, or it's been years 'Have you not moved on?'  But those are also the same ones that honestly do not have a heart or a place in my little life.  

While I will continue to hate October for the rest of my life; comfort comes from the 4 heart beats that surround me.  My Hero (biggest little), my Clone (middle little), my Babybird (littlest little), my Best Friend (hubby).  In the end, my body didn't fail me.  My heart and mind may have- but my body?  No, it didn't fail me.  I didn't fail.  I did exactly what I was supposed to do.  I gave life to two tiny humans for 10 weeks.  Two tiny humans that I will get to meet one day.  Two tiny humans while they may not live out here in the open, they continue to live in my failed heart.  Two tiny humans that made me realize miracles are possible.

So just know that if you ever see me around and it's October- my smile may be fake, my heartbreak hidden, and my tears wiped away... but I'm still me.  I'm still the mother of three (make that five) amazing kids, I'm still a loving wife and best friend, and I still hate October.

~Lacey


Friday, October 2, 2015

Mom's of Fall


So many topics could come from this heading... but today it's the obvious (and the not so much).  Mom's of Fall.  We are there when our babies are on the field laying it all out on the line.  When they come off defeated or in victory, we are there with an encouraging smile or a "Hell ya, that's my Boy!"  
I think the hardest part of watching your son play the sport is the desire he has to win for his team (his 'other family').  The desire he has to make sure he plays the best game of his life.  The desire he has for his 'other family'.  It's the hardest, but also the most rewarding.  You hope and pray that he takes that desire with him throughout the rest of his days and lives his life just like he plays the game.  Leave it all on the field with the desire in his heart to accomplish anything and actually do it.

As the Mom's of Fall, we are there at every game.  We make sure they have a good breakfast, a snack for after school, and plenty of water on the field.  We make sure they practice as hard as they would play a game and respect their coaches (no matter if we agree with them or not).  And as the Mom's of Fall... we are often over looked.  The prayers for our babies do not go unheard, but for some reason the praise does.  
As a proud mother of three boys (14-Football, 11-Baseball, 6-Football) I have been through multiple stages of attitude, hormones, and dirt.  But the one thing that remains constant is the pride I have when I see my boys under the lights.  Knowing that I had something to do with that desire they have.  Knowing that I had something to do with the respect they show their coaches and their 'other family'.  Knowing that's MY child, MINE.

What I do not understand and what hurts the most is why are we over looked?  Is it because we are always their constant?  We always have their backs?  We always make sure things are taken care of?  We change our schedules to match theirs?  Or is it teenage hormones and attitudes that drive a wedge between a mother and a son?  
I know one day I won't have the rec leagues, stinky locker rooms, and SUV filled with equipment to deal with.  One day it will all be over and I will look back to wonder if any of it was truly worth it.  Was it worth biting my nails till they were gone?  Was it worth yelling to the point of loosing my voice?  Was it worth sitting in the rain all those nights?  Was it worth watching my son run the field after a devastating loss to calm his nerves and attitude?  Was it worth the unmistakable feeling of my heart sinking when he didn't get up off the field?

I may never know the answers to these questions, and honestly I think I'm OK with that.  As a Mom of Fall I will continue to instill the love of the game (and life) into my boys.  I will continue to be there in victory or defeat.  I will continue to be there when the 'other family' let's them down.  I will continue to be their constant.  I will continue to bite my nails until they are gone.  I will continue to loose my voice at every game.  I will continue to carry an umbrella in my SUV.  I will continue to sit in silent support as the lights go out in the stadium while he comes back down to Earth.  I will continue to pray that my son get's up off the field.
I will continue no matter the attitude, hormones, or dirt... because I am a Mom of Fall.

~Lacey


Friday, June 26, 2015

Today is a Good Day

Today is a good day. Not only because it is Friday, but because today they legalized gay marriage for the entire country!

I know that there are a lot of you that will think this is bad news, the world is going to Hell in a hand basket, SINNER!! Well, we are here to say that you are not welcome here. We do not allow hate here. It is not our right to judge anyone. LOVE won over Hatred today, that is how I see it.

It literally hurts me to see anyone treat someone badly for loving someone that is the same sex. I have never been able to understand it. This world is already full of enough cruelty. Why add to it? Why fight love with hate. You can scream all day that it's wrong in the eyes of the Lord, but honey the bible has so many books that were left out, so many things that wasn't translated properly that there is no way to know what the thing really says. Not including the book was written by random people throughout history. Not Jesus, or God. Just normal humans and we all know how humans like to make things up...

Just keep in mind we are all humans down here. If you don't like what someone else is doing keep it to yourself. We only get ONE life here on Earth and we get to live it how we see fit not how others tell us to.

*Tiffany*

Hey there, how yall doin?

Hey guys! It's been a little over a year since we have posted anything. I know it is kind of sad. However, we are getting things going again. The kiddos are older which makes a huge difference.

When we originally started this blog we wanted it to be about things that we love. Cooking, family, reading, and anything in between. Little by little we drifted away from all that though and it became just a book blog.

Not anymore!!! We are back and in full force. This will be the place that 'we' (as in mothers, wives, daughters, and just women in general) can come together to talk about anything we want. The things that make us happy, sad, mad, or just plain insane. The insane probably happens the most.

So, welcome to our craziness, again.