Sunday, September 30, 2012

Full Moons and Other Scary Things

Wow, this past full moon really took a toll on Jules and myself. We have been battling with our schools this year trying to figure out the all elusive 504 plan that each of our children holds.  To this day and years of dealing with the plan myself as a teacher, I must say we do not have a hold on it.  This being said our blogging has paid the price.  Lucky for me my spouse is at home, unlike Jules whose spouse is serving our country in Afghanistan.  Nothing like handling the stress on your own.  My hat goes off to single moms everywhere!!!

Also, if that wasn't enough, my son Parker broke his ankle this past week at football.  First break for him and he is not at all please.  Neither is his team:(

And just to top it all off, that full moon pulled one more trick on me.  As unbelievable as it may seem, Parker and I were involved in a hit-and-run while on our way to the hospital for his ankle.  The front end of my car is gone and it will be a month before they can piece it all back together again.  The "awesome" man who caused me to hit a wall was nowhere to be found.  On the bright side, I give major points to Toyota!!  I hit a concrete wall straight on and only lost the front.  No frame damage and no injury to myself or my son.  Just some beautiful bruises as you can see from the picture below.  So if you are one that does not wear your seat belt, you might just want to think twice about that.  I'm ever so thankful for wearing mine...and whatever divine power that was watching over us that day!!!
(Don't normally like posting pics of myself, but just couldn't believe how my seat belt saved my life)

With all that, Jules and I hope to be back at the keyboard typing away because goodness knows that we haven't stopped reading and we sure have a lot more to say!!

Happy Reading and Safe Driving

Darynda Jones Blog Tour

Coming this Oct. 10th Cookie is stopping by.  Yes! One of our favorite characters from Darynda Jones Charley Davidson series is stopping by for chat.  Make sure you wander over to see what goodies we can pry from Cookie!!

If you haven't picked up the books make sure you head over and pick them up because book 4 comes out this month!!!!  Also, check out Darynda's new YA book "Death and the Girl Next Door"

Can't wait!

Happy Reading

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

September Reading List

   Wow September is here, kids are back in school(Woohoo).  My husband is that much closer to coming home from his 4th deployment overseas.( Big Woohoo)  Of course, now I have extra time to read, read , read, and re-read some of my favorites!!!

The Mageri Series by Dannika Dark
Sterling, book 1
Twist, book 2
Impluse, book 3 out this fall

    Dannika Dark has a fantastic, fresh twist on Urban Fantasy. I have read the first 2 books twice, I'm so ready to read book 3. Dark is in my top 10 favorite authors list.

The Iron Fey Series by Julie Kagawa
The Iron King, book 1
The Iron Daughter, book 2
The Iron Queen, book 3
The Iron Knight, book 4

   Wonderful young adult series about The Fey. Will be one of the series I'm re-reading before the release of  The Lost Prince in October.

Charley Davidson Series by Darynda Jones
 First Grave on the Right, book 1
Second Grave on the Left, book 2
Third Grave Dead Ahead, book 3
 Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet, book 4 due out October 30th

     What to say about our favorite Grim Reaper...... she's awesome!! Charley is a true smart ass, a girl after my own heart. She gets in crazy situations and gets out of them by the skin of her teeth, with help from one very hot son of Satan... Reyes. Yes, please fan yourselves one of the hottest guys out there. Can't wait for book 4!!!

The Fever Series by Karen Marie Moning
Darkfever, book 1
Bloodfever, book 2
Faefever, book 3
Dreamfever, book 4
Shadowfever, book 5

     Love, love KMM, she is awesome. I must refresh my memory before ICED comes out October 30th. I love that ICED is about Dani, she was one of my favorite people in the Fever Series, now she is all grown up, what fun ....

What are some of your favorite series ??

Happy Reading



Sunday, September 2, 2012

Just because ......

This just cracked me and Kiki up !!!

The Iron's Prophecy( The Iron Fey) by Julie Kagawa

Iron's Prophecy (The Iron Fey)

Jules Rating: 5 stars

What a  magical world Kagawa has in The Iron Fey series.  I had forgotten the impact she has with her writitng. This is a short, action packed story that has left me wanting more. You catch up with Meghan, Ash, Puck ,and of course our very favorite cat Grimilken.  With a prophecy that can either unite the courts or destroy them, we will have to wait an see. This is a perfect lead up to The Lost Prince( The Iron Fey,Call of the Forgotten #1) due out October 23rd. 

Kiki and I will be re-reading the first 4 in the series. We can't wait for this follow up book !!

Happy Reading