100 Follower Celebration | 25 Facts About Me That You (Probably) Don’t Know

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Hello Lovelies! I want to thank each and every one of you from the bottom of my heart for 100 followers. ๐Ÿ’– It means so much to me and I am still having a hard time believing that number when I see it.

I wish I could say that it was completely because of my content that got me this many followers, but it wasn’t. It was because of one little tweet that I sent out on Friday:

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I NEVER expected to get that kind of reaction from one tweet. I am SO happy that I sent that out because I met a lot of great people and found a lot of bookish blogs that I might not have found otherwise. I can’t even begin to explain how grateful I am to everyone that responded and that followed me as a result.

Anyways, as soon as I hit 100, I knew I had to celebrate. I went back and forth for a while about what to do because nothing sounded right. Eventually though, I came up with the idea that just clicked for me.

I realized that just writing reviews and giving my opinions on them can feel a little impersonal. I am someone that you don’t really know that gives my opinions on the books you read. So, I came up with twenty-five facts about me to make me seem a little more like a person and less like a faceless nobody on the internet. So here they are:

๐Ÿฃ. ๐ผโ€™๐“‚ ๐’ถ ๐’ฎ๐’ถ๐‘”๐’พ๐“‰๐“‰๐’ถ๐“‡๐’พ๐“Š๐“ˆ.

๐Ÿค. ๐ผโ€™๐“‚ ๐’ถ๐“ƒ ๐‘’๐“‚๐‘œ๐“‰๐’พ๐‘œ๐“ƒ๐’ถ๐“ ๐“‡๐‘’๐’ถ๐’น๐‘’๐“‡ ๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐’น ๐’พ๐“‰ ๐’พ๐“ˆ ๐“‡๐’ถ๐“‡๐‘’ ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐’ถ๐“‰ ๐ผ ๐’น๐‘œ๐“ƒ’๐“‰ ๐“ˆ๐’ฝ๐‘’๐’น ๐’ถ๐“‰ ๐“๐‘’๐’ถ๐“ˆ๐“‰ ๐‘œ๐“ƒ๐‘’ ๐“‰๐‘’๐’ถ๐“‡ ๐’น๐“Š๐“‡๐’พ๐“ƒ๐‘” ๐’ถ ๐’ท๐‘œ๐‘œ๐“€.

๐Ÿฅ. ๐ผ ๐“๐‘œ๐“‹๐‘’ ๐“‡๐‘œ๐“‚๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐’ธ๐‘’ ๐’ท๐‘œ๐‘œ๐“€๐“ˆ ๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐’น ๐‘’๐“ƒ๐’ฟ๐‘œ๐“Ž ๐’ถ ๐“๐’พ๐“‰๐“‰๐“๐‘’ ๐“ˆ๐“‚๐“Š๐“‰ ๐’ป๐“‡๐‘œ๐“‚ ๐“‰๐’พ๐“‚๐‘’ ๐“‰๐‘œ ๐“‰๐’พ๐“‚๐‘’.

๐Ÿฆ. ๐ผ ๐’ฝ๐’ถ๐“‹๐‘’ ๐“‚๐‘’๐“‰ ๐’ฎ๐’ถ๐“‡๐’ถ๐’ฝ ๐’ฅ. ๐‘€๐’ถ๐’ถ๐“ˆ, ๐’ž๐’ถ๐“ˆ๐“ˆ๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐’น๐“‡๐’ถ ๐’ž๐“๐’ถ๐“‡๐‘’, ๐‘…๐‘œ๐“ˆ๐’ฝ๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐’พ ๐’ž๐’ฝ๐‘œ๐“€๐“ˆ๐’ฝ๐’พ, ๐‘…๐‘’๐“ƒรฉ๐‘’ ๐’œ๐’ฝ๐’น๐’พ๐‘’๐’ฝ, ๐’ฎ. ๐’ฅ๐’ถ๐‘’-๐’ฅ๐‘œ๐“ƒ๐‘’๐“ˆ, & ๐’ฅ๐‘’๐“ƒ๐“ƒ๐’พ๐’ป๐‘’๐“‡ ๐ฟ. ๐’œ๐“‡๐“‚๐‘’๐“ƒ๐“‰๐“‡๐‘œ๐“Š๐“‰.

๐Ÿง. ๐ผ ๐’ถ๐“‚ ๐’ธ๐“Š๐“‡๐“‡๐‘’๐“ƒ๐“‰๐“๐“Ž ๐“Œ๐“‡๐’พ๐“‰๐’พ๐“ƒ๐‘” ๐Ÿง ๐’น๐’พ๐’ป๐’ป๐‘’๐“‡๐‘’๐“ƒ๐“‰ ๐’ท๐‘œ๐‘œ๐“€๐“ˆ.

๐Ÿจ. ๐ผ ๐’ถ๐“‚ ๐‘œ๐’ท๐“ˆ๐‘’๐“ˆ๐“ˆ๐‘’๐’น ๐“Œ๐’พ๐“‰๐’ฝ ๐“‚๐‘’๐’น๐’พ๐‘’๐“‹๐’ถ๐“ ๐“‰๐’พ๐“‚๐‘’๐“ˆ ๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐’น ๐“๐‘œ๐“‹๐‘’ ๐“๐‘’๐’ถ๐“‡๐“ƒ๐’พ๐“ƒ๐‘” ๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐“Ž๐“‰๐’ฝ๐’พ๐“ƒ๐‘” ๐’ถ๐’ท๐‘œ๐“Š๐“‰ ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐’ถ๐“‰ ๐“‰๐’พ๐“‚๐‘’ ๐“…๐‘’๐“‡๐’พ๐‘œ๐’น.

๐Ÿฉ. ๐ผ ๐“๐‘œ๐“‹๐‘’ ๐’ถ๐“๐“ ๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐’พ๐“‚๐’ถ๐“๐“ˆ ๐’ท๐“Š๐“‰ ๐ผ ๐’ถ๐“‚ ๐’ถ ๐’ธ๐’ถ๐“‰ ๐“…๐‘’๐“‡๐“ˆ๐‘œ๐“ƒ.

๐Ÿช. ๐‘€๐“Ž ๐“‚๐‘œ๐“‚ ๐’พ๐“ˆ ๐“‚๐“Ž ๐’ท๐‘’๐“ˆ๐“‰ ๐’ป๐“‡๐’พ๐‘’๐“ƒ๐’น.

๐Ÿซ. ๐ผ ๐“Œ๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐“‰ ๐“‰๐‘œ ๐’ท๐‘’๐“๐’พ๐‘’๐“‹๐‘’ ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐’ถ๐“‰ ๐“ˆ๐‘œ๐“Š๐“๐“‚๐’ถ๐“‰๐‘’๐“ˆ ๐‘’๐“๐’พ๐“ˆ๐“‰.

๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿข. ๐ผ ๐“Œ๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐“‰ ๐“‰๐‘œ ๐“ˆ๐“‰๐’ถ๐“‡๐“‰ ๐’ถ ๐ต๐‘œ๐‘œ๐“€๐“‰๐“Š๐’ท๐‘’ ๐’ธ๐’ฝ๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐“ƒ๐‘’๐“ ๐‘’๐“‹๐‘’๐“ƒ๐“‰๐“Š๐’ถ๐“๐“๐“Ž.

๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿฃ. ๐ผ ๐’น๐‘œ๐“ƒโ€™๐“‰ ๐“‰๐“Ž๐“…๐’พ๐’ธ๐’ถ๐“๐“๐“Ž ๐“๐’พ๐“€๐‘’ ๐’ธ๐“๐’ถ๐“ˆ๐“ˆ๐’พ๐’ธ๐“ˆ.

๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿค. ๐ผ ๐“๐‘œ๐“‹๐‘’ ๐’ป๐’ถ๐’พ๐“‡๐“Ž๐“‰๐’ถ๐“๐‘’ ๐“‡๐‘’๐“‰๐‘’๐“๐“๐’พ๐“ƒ๐‘”๐“ˆ.

๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿฅ. ๐ผ ๐’ถ๐“‚ ๐’ถ ๐‘”๐’พ๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐“‰ ๐’ข๐’ถ๐“‚๐‘’ ๐‘œ๐’ป ๐’ฏ๐’ฝ๐“‡๐‘œ๐“ƒ๐‘’๐“ˆ ๐’ป๐’ถ๐“ƒ (๐‘’๐“‹๐‘’๐“ƒ ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘œ๐“Š๐‘”๐’ฝ ๐ผ ๐‘œ๐“ƒ๐“๐“Ž ๐“‡๐‘’๐’ถ๐’น ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐’ป๐’พ๐“‡๐“ˆ๐“‰ ๐’ท๐‘œ๐‘œ๐“€).

๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿฆ. ๐ผ ๐’ฝ๐’ถ๐“‹๐‘’ ๐“‰๐“Œ๐‘œ ๐“ˆ๐’พ๐“ˆ๐“‰๐‘’๐“‡๐“ˆ ๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐’น ๐‘œ๐“ƒ๐‘’ ๐’ท๐“‡๐‘œ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’๐“‡.

๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿง. ๐ผ ๐“‰๐‘’๐“ƒ๐’น ๐“‰๐‘œ ๐“ˆ๐‘’๐‘’ ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐‘”๐‘œ๐‘œ๐’น ๐’พ๐“ƒ ๐“…๐‘’๐‘œ๐“…๐“๐‘’/๐’ธ๐’ฝ๐’ถ๐“‡๐’ถ๐’ธ๐“‰๐‘’๐“‡๐“ˆ ๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐’น ๐’ฝ๐’ถ๐“‹๐‘’ ๐’ถ๐“ƒ ๐’พ๐“ˆ๐“ˆ๐“Š๐‘’ ๐“Œ๐’พ๐“‰๐’ฝ ๐‘”๐’พ๐“‹๐’พ๐“ƒ๐‘” ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’๐“‚ ๐’ถ ๐“ˆ๐‘’๐’ธ๐‘œ๐“ƒ๐’น ๐’ธ๐’ฝ๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐’ธ๐‘’ ๐‘’๐“‹๐‘’๐“ƒ ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘œ๐“Š๐‘”๐’ฝ ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’๐“Ž ๐’น๐‘œ๐“ƒโ€™๐“‰ ๐’น๐‘’๐“ˆ๐‘’๐“‡๐“‹๐‘’ ๐’พ๐“‰.

๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿจ. ๐ผ๐“‰ ๐“‰๐’ถ๐“€๐‘’๐“ˆ ๐’ถ ๐“๐‘œ๐“‰ ๐“‰๐‘œ ๐“‚๐’ถ๐“€๐‘’ ๐“‚๐‘’ ๐’ฝ๐’ถ๐“‰๐‘’ ๐’ถ ๐’ธ๐’ฝ๐’ถ๐“‡๐’ถ๐’ธ๐“‰๐‘’๐“‡, ๐’ท๐“Š๐“‰ ๐“Œ๐’ฝ๐‘’๐“ƒ ๐ผ ๐’น๐‘œ, ๐ผ ๐“‡๐‘’๐’ถ๐“๐“๐“Ž ๐’ฝ๐’ถ๐“‰๐‘’ ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’๐“‚.

๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿฉ. ๐ผ ๐’ถ๐“‚ ๐‘œ๐“ƒ๐‘’ ๐‘œ๐’ป ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐“…๐’พ๐’ธ๐“€๐’พ๐‘’๐“ˆ๐“‰ ๐‘’๐’ถ๐“‰๐‘’๐“‡๐“ˆ ๐“Ž๐‘œ๐“Š ๐’ธ๐‘œ๐“Š๐“๐’น ๐‘’๐“‹๐‘’๐“‡ ๐“‚๐‘’๐‘’๐“‰.

๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿช. ๐‘€๐“Ž ๐’ธ๐’ฝ๐’พ๐“๐’น๐’ฝ๐‘œ๐‘œ๐’น ๐“ƒ๐’พ๐’ธ๐“€๐“ƒ๐’ถ๐“‚๐‘’ ๐“Œ๐’ถ๐“ˆ ๐’ฎ๐“ƒ๐“Š๐‘”๐‘”๐’พ๐‘’ ๐ต๐“Š๐‘”๐‘”๐’พ๐‘’.

๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿซ. ๐ผ ๐’น๐‘œ๐“ƒโ€™๐“‰ ๐’ฝ๐’ถ๐“‹๐‘’ ๐“‰๐’ถ๐“‰๐“‰๐‘œ๐‘œ๐“ˆ ๐’ท๐“Š๐“‰ ๐ผ ๐“Œ๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐“‰ ๐“ˆ๐‘œ๐“‚๐‘’ (๐’พ๐“ƒ๐’ธ๐“๐“Š๐’น๐’พ๐“ƒ๐‘” ๐‘œ๐“ƒ๐‘’ ๐‘œ๐’ป ๐“‚๐“Ž ๐’ป๐’ถ๐“‹๐‘œ๐“‡๐’พ๐“‰๐‘’ ๐“†๐“Š๐‘œ๐“‰๐‘’๐“ˆ ๐’ป๐“‡๐‘œ๐“‚ ๐’ฏ๐’ฝ๐“‡๐‘œ๐“ƒ๐‘’ ๐‘œ๐’ป ๐’ข๐“๐’ถ๐“ˆ๐“ˆ).

๐Ÿค๐Ÿข. ๐ผ ๐“Š๐“ˆ๐‘’๐’น ๐“‰๐‘œ ๐’ท๐‘’ ๐’ถ ๐’ท๐’พ๐‘” ๐’ฏ๐’ฑ ๐“ˆ๐’ฝ๐‘œ๐“Œ ๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐’น ๐“‚๐‘œ๐“‹๐’พ๐‘’ ๐“…๐‘’๐“‡๐“ˆ๐‘œ๐“ƒ, ๐’ท๐“Š๐“‰ ๐“ƒ๐‘œ๐“‰ ๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐“Ž๐“‚๐‘œ๐“‡๐‘’. ๐’ฏ๐’ฝ๐‘’๐“Ž ๐’ฟ๐“Š๐“ˆ๐“‰ ๐’น๐‘œ๐“ƒ’๐“‰ ๐“‰๐‘’๐“๐“ ๐’ถ ๐“ˆ๐“‰๐‘œ๐“‡๐“Ž ๐’ถ๐“ˆ ๐“Œ๐‘’๐“๐“ ๐’ถ๐“ˆ ๐’ท๐‘œ๐‘œ๐“€๐“ˆ ๐’น๐‘œ.

๐Ÿค๐Ÿฃ. ๐ผ ๐“Œ๐‘’๐“ƒ๐“‰ ๐“‰๐‘œ ๐‘œ๐“ƒ๐“๐’พ๐“ƒ๐‘’ ๐“ˆ๐’ธ๐’ฝ๐‘œ๐‘œ๐“ ๐’ป๐‘œ๐“‡ ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐“‚๐’ถ๐’ฟ๐‘œ๐“‡๐’พ๐“‰๐“Ž ๐‘œ๐’ป ๐“‚๐’พ๐’น๐’น๐“๐‘’ ๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐’น ๐’ฝ๐’พ๐‘”๐’ฝ ๐“ˆ๐’ธ๐’ฝ๐‘œ๐‘œ๐“.

๐Ÿค๐Ÿค. ๐ผ ๐“‡๐‘’๐’ถ๐“๐“๐“Ž ๐‘’๐“ƒ๐’ฟ๐‘œ๐“Ž ๐“‡๐‘’๐’ถ๐“๐’พ๐“‰๐“Ž ๐’ฏ๐’ฑ.

๐Ÿค๐Ÿฅ. ๐ผ ๐’น๐‘œ๐“ƒโ€™๐“‰ ๐“‡๐‘’๐“‹๐’พ๐‘’๐“Œ ๐’ท๐‘œ๐‘œ๐“€๐“ˆ ๐’ป๐‘œ๐“‡ ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’๐’พ๐“‡ ๐“๐’พ๐“‰๐‘’๐“‡๐’ถ๐“‡๐“Ž ๐’ท๐“‡๐’พ๐“๐“๐’พ๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐’ธ๐‘’, ๐’ท๐“Š๐“‰ ๐’ป๐‘œ๐“‡ ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐“Œ๐’ถ๐“Ž ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’๐“Ž ๐“‚๐’ถ๐“€๐‘’ ๐“‚๐‘’ ๐’ป๐‘’๐‘’๐“ ๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐’น ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐‘’๐“‚๐‘œ๐“‰๐’พ๐‘œ๐“ƒ๐“ˆ ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’๐“Ž ๐’ท๐“‡๐’พ๐“ƒ๐‘” ๐‘œ๐“Š๐“‰ ๐‘œ๐’ป ๐“‚๐‘’.

๐Ÿค๐Ÿฆ. ๐ผ ๐“‚๐’พ๐‘”๐’ฝ๐“‰ ๐’ท๐‘’ ๐‘œ๐“ƒ๐‘’ ๐‘œ๐’ป ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐’ป๐‘’๐“Œ ๐’ป๐‘’๐“‚๐’ถ๐“๐‘’๐“ˆ ๐‘œ๐“Š๐“‰ ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’๐“‡๐‘’ ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐’ถ๐“‰ ๐“๐’พ๐“€๐‘’๐“ˆ ๐“‰๐‘œ ๐“Œ๐‘’๐’ถ๐“‡ ๐’ฝ๐‘’๐‘’๐“๐“ˆ ๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐’น ๐’ถ ๐’น๐“‡๐‘’๐“ˆ๐“ˆ. ๐ผ ๐’ฝ๐’ถ๐“‰๐‘’ ๐’ฟ๐‘’๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐“ˆ ๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐’น ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐“Œ๐’ถ๐“Ž ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐’ถ๐“‰ ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’๐“Ž ๐’ป๐‘’๐‘’๐“ ๐‘œ๐“ƒ ๐“‚๐“Žย  ๐“ˆ๐“€๐’พ๐“ƒ.

๐Ÿค๐Ÿง. ๐ผ ๐’ถ๐“‚ ๐“ƒ๐‘œ๐“‰ ๐’ถ ๐’ท๐’พ๐‘” ๐“‚๐“Š๐“ˆ๐’พ๐’ธ ๐“…๐‘’๐“‡๐“ˆ๐‘œ๐“ƒ.

So there are 25 Facts About Me. I hope you learned something new about me and I seem more human to you ๐Ÿ˜ƒ. Thank you again everyone for following me and I hope I continue to create content that you find interesting.ย  ~๐’œ๐“Š๐“‰๐“Š๐“‚๐“ƒ

Dark, Fantasy, Favorites, Reviews, Romance

Daughter of the Blood (The Black Jewels #1) by Anne Bishop


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The Dark Kingdom is preparing itself for the fulfillment of an ancient prophecy–the arrival of a new Queen, a Witch who will wield more power than even the High Lord of Hell himself. But this new ruler is young, and very susceptible to influence and corruption; whoever controls her controls the Darkness. And now, three sworn enemies begin a ruthless game of politics and intrigue, magic and betrayal, and the destiny of an entire world is at stake.


We are what we are. Nothing more, nothing less. There is good and evil among every kind of people. It’s the evil among us who rule now.โ€


I loved this book. I had read Anne Bishop’s The Others series and I really enjoyed it. Because of this, I wanted to give her other books a try. I am so glad I did. This book ensnared me. Within the first few chapters, I was beyond hooked and I did not want to put this down for the life of me.

I knew going in that this would be a dark story. I just didn’t know how dark. This book does not shy away from the hard parts of life or the horrible things that everyday people do. Everything in this world is complex and multidimensional. There is no character that is completely good and that made them all very realistic.

Speaking of the characters, I love every one of them (except for the villains of course). Usually when I read a book, I fall in love with a few of the characters and just like the others. Anne Bishop writes her characters phenomenally and in a way that makes you deeply emotionally connect with them.

After reading this book, Jaenelle is probably one of my favorite female characters of all time. Going in, I was concerned because I knew that Jaenelle would start the series off as a child and I was worried that I would not connect with her because of that. I am so happy to say that I was wrong on that front. Jaenelle was very relatable and I emotionally connected with her as soon as she appeared on the page. She is so powerful but only wants to use that power to help the people she cares about. She has such a good heart and her fierce belief in what is right is so inspiring. I just love her character so much!

I loved Daemon as well. At the beginning of the book, I was scared that he was going to be a villain and kind of brushed him off. But as the story went on, I learned more about his character and the more I learned, the more I appreciated him. Daemon is morally grey character and he will do whatever it takes to protect the people he cares about. He is not afraid to get his hands dirty and that is what I love about him. His need to protect Jaenelle was also what drew me to him. For such a harsh and cold character, when he was with her, he was as gentle as a teddy bear. Those moments made my heart melt and really endeared Daemon to me.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book. It was an excellent start to the series and I am definitely addicted. Obviously, I will be reading the next installment, Heir to the Shadows.

Other Books in the Series:

5 ๐Ÿs ~ Heir to the Shadows (The Black Jewels #2) by Anne Bishop

5 ๐Ÿs ~ Queen of the Darkness (The Black Jewels #3) by Anne Bishop


Dark, Fantasy, Favorites, Reviews, Romance

Queen of the Darkness (The Black Jewels #3) by Anne Bishop


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Jaenelle Angelline now reigns as Queen-protector of the Shadow Realm. No longer will the corrupt Blood slaughter her people and defile her lands. But where one chapter ends, a final, unseen battle remains to be written, and Jaenelle must unleash the terrible power that is Witch to destroy her enemies once and for all.

Even so, she cannot stand alone. Somewhere, long lost in madness, is Daemon, her promised Consort. Only his unyielding love can complete her Court and secure her reign. Yet, even together, their strength may not be enough to hold back the most malevolent of forces.


He was the friend who would become an enemy in order to remain a friend.โ€


I love this book, but then again, was I really expecting a different result? Anne Bishop just has a way of writing that ensnares the reader and I have become addicted to her writing.

This world that Anne Bishop has created is so complex and brilliant. The different layers and dimensions in it can’t be simply explained. Normally, I would say that the complexity would make the story confusing, but if anyone can pull it off, Bishop can.

I love all of the characters in this series and I am sad to see them go. I am ashamed to say that when I go into a series, I am actually more shocked when a character dies and does not come back than when a character dies and then does come back. In most series, a few minor characters might die, but I generally expect the main characters and the crucial side characters to survive. Because of this, I went into this book expecting my babies to make it through the and I ended up getting my heart broken. Anne Bishop DID kill off characters and I was shocked to my core at the number of them that did not make it.

SIDE NOTE: One thing that is unique to this series is the point of views. Jaenelle, who is the main character, is the only person who did not get a point of view throughout the entire series. I have never seen that happen before and it really stood out to me. I think that it was brilliant on Anne Bishop’s part because it always made me wonder what Jaenelle was thinking and I was always on the edge of my seat to see what she would do next.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book. It did tear my heart out a little, but it was definitely worth it. I do know that there are other books in the series but they do not follow the same main characters. I will be looking into reading those because I am addicted to Anne Bishop’s writing and I know that if I read them, I will fall in love with all the new characters. I can’t wait!

Other Books in the Series:

5 ๐Ÿs ~ Daughter of the Blood (The Black Jewels #1) by Anne Bishop

5 ๐Ÿs ~ Heir to the Shadows (The Black Jewels #2) by Anne Bishop

Dark, Fantasy, Favorites, Reviews, Romance

Heir to the Shadows (The Black Jewels #2) by Anne Bishop


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Enough time has passed for the young girl Jaenelle, heir to the magical Darkness, for her physical wounds to heal, while amnesia keeps her frightening memories at bay. But with Saetan–a Black-Jewelled Warlord Prince and Jaenelle’s foster-father–to protect her, she will continue to grow. Her magic will mature. Her memories will return. And Jaenelle will face her destiny when she remembers Daemon, Saetan’s son, who made the ultimate sacrifice for her love….


She was the most painful, most glorious dance of his life.โ€

Anne Bishop has done it again. She has made me fall in love with yet another one of her books. This was a perfect sequel to the first book, Daughter of the Blood. Anything that was lacking in the first book (which wasn’t much) was put into this second installment.

This definitely exceeded my expectations (which were pretty high to begin with). Obviously, I will be reading the next book, Queen of the Darkness.

SIDE NOTE: I find it extremely interesting that, while Jaenelle is the main character, we haven’t gotten her point of view. Everyone around her (including the villains) have gotten one and I am really curious why Anne Bishop decided to write this that way.

Other Books in the Series:

5 ๐Ÿs ~ Daughter of the Blood (The Black Jewels #1) by Anne Bishop

5 ๐Ÿs ~ Queen of the Darkness (The Black Jewels #3) by Anne Bishop



Reverse Harem, Reviews, Romance

Moxie (Rock-Hard Beautiful #3) by C.M. Stunich


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WARNING: This book ends with one girl finding her happily ever after with five handsome guys, opening the endless well of love in her heart to the rock band, Beauty in Lies. The pages herein contain graphic sex, lovemaking, quickies, romance, world travel, a little guy on guy action, admissions of love, rock ‘n’ roll music and genuine friendship. This book should only be read by those who’ve got a little moxie in their step.

โ€œWhat would you do if you were in love five times over?โ€

Lilith Tempest Goode.
The one and only groupie for the rock band, Beauty in Lies. One woman on a world tour with her five rockstar soulmates.

She’s the moon and they, they are her stars. The whole world seems to shine a little brighter when they’re together, carrying them through Ireland, England, Japan, Australia…and back to the city of Seattle to start their real lives together.

Five guys. One girl with a lot of moxie and a boatload of spirit. That’s what it takes to make a fresh start.

If they can open the gilded cage of their grief, let it fly free on wings of hope, they’ll have a future together.

But real life is different than a rock ‘n’ roll tour.
They might’ve healed their souls, but can they mingle their hearts?
Seattle, Washington.
Six broken people on the mend.
One happily ever after.

MOXIE is a full-length new adult erotic rockstar read. This book is a MMMFMM romance/menage romance/reverse harem story with one lucky girl and her five lovers. But this is about more than sex. This is about love and heartache and fresh truths covering up old hurts. This book is about music and romance and unconventionality. Book one in the series is titled GROUPIE and book two is ROADIE. This is the final installment.


The past isn’t something you run from; it’s something you walk slowly past, taking pictures, making memories. You learn from the bad times and treasure the good ones, but you leave that view firmly entrenched in the rearview mirror. All I want to see out the windshield is my future.โ€

I liked this final installment in the Rock-Hard Beautiful trilogy. While I did enjoy this installment, I feel this series has been dragged out too long. This was an okay book, I just feel like the story should have been over by now. It was… meh the whole way through it. The only reason I continued to read it was because I had already invested so much time in the series that it felt like a waste not to.

Other Books in the Series:

5 ๐Ÿs ~ Groupie (Rock-Hard Beautiful #1) by C.M. Stunich

4.5 ๐Ÿs ~ Roadie (Rock-Hard Beautiful #2) by C.M. Stunich

Reverse Harem, Reviews, Romance

Roadie (Rock-Hard Beautiful #2) by C.M. Stunich


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WARNING: This book features one stronghearted young woman and her five rockstar lovers. All six of them are struggling to overcome their dark pasts while falling more deeply in love.
P.S. Nobody said she had to pick just one.
Turn the page only if you enjoy true love, raw grief, genuine human connection, rock ‘n’ roll, and books with unfiltered, unashamed sex.

โ€œI’m in love with five bad boy rockstars. But is our love strong enough to overcome our tragedy?โ€

Lilith Goode is datingโ€”and in love withโ€”five gorgeous rockstars.
She shares her body, her heart, and her soul with each one of them.

Paxton is the leader, covered in tattoos, and cocky as hell.
Michael is the bad boy determined to change his ways.
Ransom is the scarred one, dark and beautiful.
Muse is the practical one, the enigma with a silver mohawk.
Copeland is the boy next door with a penchant for reading romance novels.

Together, these six twisted souls make up one beautiful whole.
But can one woman really love five different men?
What if they’re all tattooed, pierced, scarred, and broken?
And what if they all need her as much she needs them?

Their love is as unconventional as their music.
Rock ‘n’ roll, romance, redemption.
A story about finding beauty everywhere โ€ฆ even in a lie.

Roadie, Book #2 in the Rock-Hard Beautiful Trilogy
a New Adult Erotic Rocker Romance from International Bestselling Author C.M. Stunich

***ROADIE is a 90,000 word novel about strong emotions, difficult pasts, and vibrant love. It contains bad boy rockers, rock ‘n’ roll concerts, handcuffs, friendship, explicit sex scenes and forgiveness. This is a MMMFMM book with a STRONG focus on the woman (although there is some light M/M in here, too) aka a reverse harem novel (one woman, five guys). It has a happy ending, NO cliff-hanger, and is the second book in a trilogy.

4.5 ๐Ÿs

Lilith,โ€ he says, and he sounds so boy next door, so apologetic, that I can hardly even believe he’s breaking up with me.
“I told you – I told you – that guys like Copeland Park were the most dangerous. The nice ones, the sweet ones, the ones that promise that everything will be okay with a single look. They’re the ones that fuck you over the hardest.โ€

I really liked this book. It was fast paced and I didn’t want to put it down. I enjoyed all of the different POVS and I thought they were all unique with distinctive qualities to them. I was really happy that this book started off right where Groupie ended and that the transfer from book one to book two was smooth and flowed well.

I like Lilith. I feel like she is a great balance for each of the boys and I think she compliments all of their different qualities really well. I like that she is always there for them, but she also allows them to take care of her in return. Even though not a lot of time has passed from where the series started, I feel like Lilith has grow tremendously and I feel like she has discovered who she was always meant to be.

I love the boys. They are all so different from each other it is shocking how they all fit together so perfectly. They each are what Lilith needs in different ways and I know that they will always be there to pick her up when she’s down. The boys all work together to be what Lilith needs and that is how I know that this relationship between them all will last.

I don’t know how I feel about the Paxton and Ransom relationship. I don’t really have a problem with it as long as it doesn’t negatively affect their relationship with Lilith. I do wish that C.M. Stunich would have given a little bit of warning in the synopsis though because I was a little blindsided by it. Though, I really should have seen it coming after the kissing and stuff between them in the last book.

Overall, I enjoyed this book. I am really interested in finding out what is going to happen next, especially with Lilith meeting Paxton’s family. I know that that isn’t going to go over well. I will definitely be continuing with the next book, Moxie.

Other Books in the Series:

5 ๐Ÿs ~ Groupie (Rock-Hard Beautiful #1) by C.M. Stunich

3 ๐Ÿs ~ Moxie (Rock-Hard Beautiful #3) by C.M. Stunich

Reverse Harem, Reviews, Romance

Groupie (Rock-Hard Beautiful #1) by C.M. Stunich


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WARNING: This book has one girl and five bad boy rockstars. She owns them all–heart, body and soul.
Don’t read it unless you like to ugly cry…and also unless you like threesomes, foursomes…and moresomes.

โ€œCan one of these five rockstars fill the hole in my heart? Or will I stay broken forever?โ€

Young, dumb, and broke.

That’s what started everything. With five dollars in her pocket, and everything she owns stuffed in the back of her car, Lilith Goode’s life is over. Done. Destroyed.

Ten words. One text. That’s what it took to change the whole world.

A crumpled concert ticket. A chance encounter. That’s what it takes to start all over again.

Five rockstars. One girl. Six dark hearts, six withered souls.
But can one broken person really put another back together again?
And is a cross-country tour the place to do it?

Groupie, Book #1 in the Rock-Hard Beautiful Trilogy
a New Adult Erotic Rocker Romance from International Bestselling Author C.M. Stunich

***GROUPIE is a 130,000 word novel about heartache, love, grief, and the beauty of sex. It contains rockstars, concerts, young love, deep hurt, broken pasts, group sex, one beautiful girl who falls in love with five guys and five guys who fall in love with one beautiful girl. This is a MMMFMM book with a STRONG focus on the woman (although the men aren’t scared of each other’s bodies) aka a reverse harem novel (one woman, five guys). It has a happy ending, NO cliff-hanger, and is the first book in a trilogy.


When you see another lonely traveler walking the same sad, strange path you almost fell off before โ€ฆ it’s only right to see if you can guide them down a different road.โ€

I loved this book! It was fast paced and constantly had my attention. I made the mistake of starting it late at night so I ended up staying up until six o’clock in the morning because every time I tried to stop reading it, I couldn’t.

Lilith was great. I felt so bad for her throughout this book. She was so real to me because of all of the real issues she has had to go through in her life. I have read many books where a characters’ parents died but I can honestly say that Lilith’s grief felt real to me. I felt her pain through C.M. Stunich’s writing and that only made me connect to her more.

I loved all of the guys. Muse, Copeland, Paxton, Ransom, and Michael were all very different from each other and each of their POVS were unique. In reverse harem novels, it is very important for each of the male characters to be unique and different from each other because otherwise, the story falls flat. I could tell the difference in the boys’ personalities and their thought processes very easily which is sometimes hard for an author to do so I was impressed.

One thing that shocked me was the rivalry between Paxton and Ransom. Usually when it comes to reverse harem books, all of the boys are best friends or are at least friendly with one another. Seeing how much animosity there was between the two band mates was shocking to me and I felt like it provided something real to the story.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book. I loved all of the boys individually but as a group, they fit so well together that it is astounding. Whatever Lilith needs, they can provide. I loved how they all took care of her and were there for her in different ways. I love these characters and I want more of them. It was a great start to the story and I can’t wait to read the next book!

Other Books in the Series:

4.5 ๐Ÿs ~ Roadie (Rock-Hard Beautiful #2) by C.M. Stunich

3 ๐Ÿs ~ Moxie (Rock-Hard Beautiful #3) by C.M. Stunich


Winter 2018 TBR Review & Spring 2019 TBR Reveal

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Happy First Day of Spring everyone! You may have noticed that I did not post for Top Ten Tuesday or Top 5 Wednesday. This is because they were both about my Spring TBR. I was going to be doing a post about it and how myย Winter 2018 TBR went so I figured I should just group everything together in a mass post. So here that is…

Winter 2018 TBR Review:

This part of the post was supposed to be me going through all of the books that were on my Winter 2018 TBR and seeing if I followed through on my reads of them. Well, as I went through my Winter 2018 TBR, I quickly realized that I had read NONE of the books on the list.

There are a lot of different reasons that contributed to this and they are listed below if you want to check them out. If not, you can just skip to my Spring 2019 TBR which will be listed in bold down below.

  • I haven’t mentioned it on my website or to the public in general, but my dad had a brain aneurysm back in December. He spent a lot of time in the hospital and then, after he came home, he had a lot of problems with his memory. As a result, he can no longer be left alone by himself and I have been taking care of him. I’ve dedicated a lot of my time to making sure that he was taken care of and my reading has suffered as a result. There have been days where I have had no motivation to read at all or days when I just wanted to read something completely different than what I usually do.
  • I’m a mood reader. What I want to read changes hour by hour and the books on my TBR just don’t sound appealing at times.
  • I just forgot about them. Other books popped up and my TBR is just SO big that, at this point, it is hard for me to remember every single one.

Spring 2019 TBR Reveal:

After the disaster that was my Winter 2018 TBR, I hope that my Spring 2019 TBR will be better suited for me. I chose ten different books that I really want to read right now. Let’s just hope I feel the same way over the course of the next few months. Here they are:


โˆดย  Wicked Saints (Something Dark and Holy #1) by Emily A. Duncan โˆด

I received an eARC of this book from Netgalley and plan on reading and reviewing it in the near future.


โˆดย  Hard Truths (Kiss Her Goodbye #1) by Rebecca Royce โˆด


โˆดย  The Red Scrolls of Magic (The Eldest Curses #1) by Cassandra Clare โˆด

I bought a signed copy of this book through Good Choice Reading and I am so excited for it to get here!


โˆดย The Spell of Three (Luck’s Hollow #1) by Casey Morgan โˆด


โˆดย  Soul in Darkness by Wendy Higgins โˆด


โˆดย Unleashed (Dark Moon Shifters #1) by Bella Jacobs โˆด


โˆดย  Mated to the Reaper by Alexa Riley โˆด


โˆดย  Fighting Silence (On the Ropes #1) by Aly Martinez โˆด


โˆดย  Thick by Alexa Riley โˆด


โˆดย  Hopelessly Shattered (Sacred Sinners MC – Texas Chapter #1) by Bink Cummings โˆด

That’s the end of my Spring 2019 TBR. Thank you for joining me. I hope you got some enjoyment out of it.


Book Tags

Phenomenal Female Character Book Tag

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Happy International Women’s Day! In the spirit of today, I decided to do the Phenomenal Female Character Book Tag. I am so excited to do this tag so let’s just jump right into it:

1. Your Favorite: Who is your favorite female lead in bookish history?

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โˆดย Aelin (Throne of Glass Series) โˆด

When I read Throne of Glass for the first time, I connected with Aelin. She grabbed me by the heart and made herself memorable. She wasn’t just going to be another snarky female character that I would forget about when I put the book down. I adored her and every book in the series made me love her more and more.

2. The Scariest: Who is the scariest female character youโ€™ve ever read? (She doesnโ€™t have to be a villain or evil.)

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โˆดย Bellatrix Lestrange (Harry Potter Series) โˆด

Bellatrix was and always will be one of the scariest female characters out there. She is more than just evil or villainous, but she is also crazy too. She has no regard for those around her and she was completely unpredictable. This made her truly frightening and one of the best female villains out there.

I’m not gonna lie, this was a hard question to answer. I thought about what my answer was going to be for a really long time and I realized why; The majority of villainous or scary characters in books are men. 98% of the characters that scare me are male and that is why it was SO hard to find an answer for this question.

3. Oh-so-sassy: Whoโ€™s your favorite sassy female character?

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โˆดย Jen (The Grey Wolves Series) โˆด

I had many female characters come to mind when I read this question, but one stood out amongst all the rest. When I think of Jen, the word sassy is inevitable. Everything out of her mouth is sassy and that is why she is one of my favorite characters of all time.

4. The Kindest: Which female character is the kindest female character youโ€™ve come across in literature?


โˆดย Sang (The Ghost Bird Series) โˆด

Sang is one of those characters that doesn’t have a mean bone in her body. She couldn’t hurt someone without hurting herself because she cares about everyone, even the people that have wronged her. She has more forgiveness and compassion than I could ever have and I admire her for it.

5. Best Character Development: The female lead thatโ€™s changed the most throughout a book series?

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โˆดย Manon (Throne of Glass Series) โˆด

I have never seen a character that developed more than Manon. If you were to look at who she started out as in Heir of Fire and then compared her to the Manon in Kingdom of Ash, they are no where even close to the same person. They are almost exact opposites of each other and it is a miracle to see.

6. Sidekicks ROCK: The best female sidekick?

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โˆดย Inej (Six of Crows Duology) โˆด

I’m not totally sure if Inej should be considered a sidekick, but since Kaz is the leader of their group, I decided to count her. Honestly, no one else that I could think of even came close to how great of a sidekick Inej is. She can always be counted on, is there whenever she is needed, and doesn’t give up no matter what. Anyone would be lucky to have her.

7. Your BFF: The one female character youโ€™d love to have as a best friend?

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โˆดย Daenerys Targaryen (A Song of Ice and Fire) โˆด

Who wouldn’t want Dany as a best friend, honestly? She is a great person, would be fun to be around simply for the stories she could tell, and she has DRAGONS!

8. Misunderstood: Which female character is the MOST misunderstood?

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โˆดย Cersei Lannister (A Song of Ice and Fire) โˆด

Don’t get me wrong, Cersei is a bad person. She’s done horrible things to keep herself and the people she cares about safe. BUT I have a hard time completely villainizing her, when we praise other characters (such as Arya Stark) for doing the exact same thing. Arya literally killed Walder Frey’s sons, baked them into a pie, and then fed them to their father. Fans praised her for it and cheered her on. If Cersei would have done that, the internet would have blown up with how evil and vile she was.

How come one character is a monster while another is a hero? The answer is perspective. We are inclined since the very beginning of A Game of Thrones to hate the Lannisters and love the Starks. But, in all honesty, is Cersei that much different from Arya? Cersei is doing what she has to to survive and giving out retribution to the ones that have wronged her. I’m not saying that this excuses her actions, but it does make me more understanding of who Cersei is and why she does the things she does.

9. Save The Day: Who is the one female character you think would always save the day, no matter what sheโ€™s up against?


โˆดย Lissa (Blood Destiny Series) โˆด

Lissa has gone through more than anyone else on this list and saved her world more than anyone else on this list. Shocking I know considering who the other females are. Lissa is strong, brave, and she could save the world no matter how many times it needed saving.

10. I Need More: Finally, which female character do you want to see more of in literature?

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โˆดย Nesta (A Court of Thorns and Roses Series) โˆด

Nesta has intrigued me since the very beginning of ACOTAR. I have never fully understood why she makes the choices that she does and I need more of her story. I want to understand Nesta and I want to see her change. Maybe she will go through more character development than even Feyre did? That would be a sight to see.

I had a lot of fun doing this tag. It made me think about the female characters I read about and I have a newfound appreciation for some of them. What do you think of my answers to the questions? Do you agree or disagree with me?


Top 5 Wednesday

Top 5 Wednesday | Favorite SFF Creatures *Booktube SFF Awards Crossover Topic*

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Happy Wednesday! Today’s topic is one that I am really excited for and one that I had a lot of fun doing. It is:

March 6: Favorite SFF Creatures *Booktube SFF Awards Crossover Topic*
โ€” Discuss your favorite creatures from Science Fiction and Fantasy books! This is a crossover topic with the Booktube SFF Awards Book Babble discussion for this week.

Fictional creatures are one of my favorite things to talk about period and I was ecstatic when I saw this topic. I am altering it slightly and I am including fictional creatures of any genre so there won’t be only fantasy/science fiction creatures. So, let’s just jump right in…

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โˆด Direwolf โˆด

The first time I saw a direwolf in Game of Thrones, I instantly fell in love. I wanted one as a pet so badly and more and more as the seasons went on. I recently found out that direwolves were real thousands of years ago and I am extremely sad that they went extinct. They must have been very beautiful creatures and it is tragic that they are gone.

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โˆด Ironteeth Witches โˆด

Sarah J. Maasย is great at creating fictional characters but I must say, the Ironteeth witches are some of her most unique. I love the lore surrounding them and their way of life is just fascinating to me. I have always had a soft spot for morally grey characters and the Ironteeth are the epitome of that. Add in their wyverns and they are truly one of my favorite fictional creatures ever!

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โˆดย Angels โˆด

I know that angels might not be considered fictional because of all the real life religions surrounding them, but they are a fictional race in some fantasy novels so I will count them. I have always been enthralled by angels. Their beauty and the mysticism surrounding them just grabbed me as a child.

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โˆดย Shifters โˆด

The picture I used was a werewolf, but I mean all shifters. Werewolves, werecats, or just shape shifters in general. I have always been intrigued with the idea of being able to change into an animal. The idea of being able to change any aspect of my features at all is interesting to me. I have always loved to read about shifters and learning about all of the different types of them will never get old for me.

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โˆดย Fae โˆด

When I say fae, I mean the six-foot, elf-like ones. They are probably my favorite fictional species ever. I just love how regal and magical they are. The lore surrounding them and the Unseelie/Seelie courts are simply fascinating. I just eat any information I can find about fae up.

Thank you for joining me on Top 5 Wednesday. What are some of your favorite fictional creatures? Do we have any favorites in common?