Wow it’s been awhile since I’ve done anything on here! The reason is a.) Work, and b.) I’ve been working on my novel! So I shall type up a review tomorrow and post it! 😀 Best of luck with your reading!



Cover Reveal Blog Post!

“The Moon Dwellers by David Estes”


Today is the day that the cover for Mr. Estes new book is released! To celebrate I’ll add links for the blog tour for this release that will happen from now until the end of June! Hope you enjoy and pop over to say hi to these folks!


Here is the Tour Schedule:

June 18

Cover Excerpt and Link to all blogs in the tour

June 19

Review and Giveaway

June 20

Character Guest post

June 21

Guest Post

June 22


June 23

Review and Giveaway

June 24

Author Interview and Giveaway

June 25


June 26

Review and Giveaway

June 27

Guest Post

June 28

Character Guest post

June 29

Author Interview, and closing post


Find David here at: David Estes’s Blog

Top 5 Books, April 2012

In no particular order whatsoever, here are my top 5 reads for the month of April:

1.) Red Dress Walking, by S.A. Jones

2.) Heathen Girls, by Luanne Jones

3.) The Tide Lords book one, The Immortal Prince, by Jennifer Fallon

4.) The Goddess Test, by Aimée Carter

5.) Switched, book one of the Trylle series, by Amanda Hocking

I’ve decided to do a monthly Top 5, so after the end of each month, I’ll compile a list of the 5 best books I read that month. I won’t add the pictures of the covers because you can find them with the previous corresponding reviews.

Sherri 🙂

Torn, Book Two of The Trylle Series, By Amanda Hocking

“When Wendy Everly first discovered the truth about herself- that she’s a changeling switched at birth- she knew her life would never be the same. Now she’s about to learn that there’s more to the story… Torn between her heart and her people, between love and duty, Wendy must decide her fate. If she makes the wrong choice, she could lose everything- and everybody- she’s ever wanted… in both worlds.”

Amanda Hocking’s second book in this wonderful trilogy is very captivating and beautifully written. Because I got the first two books in the series at the same time, I couldn’t help but to instantly pick up book two and start reading as soon as I finished Switched. That’s how much I love the series. Some series are a let-down after book one, but not this story, Torn delivered and left me hungering for more.

Torn between her loyalties, past and future, her heart and what is expected of her, Wendy is lost and makes so many difficult decisions, proving she is such a strong and compassionate heroine. I love her personality and ability to deal with anything that is thrown at her.

Switched and Torn were wonderful intros into the world of the Trylle, but the conclusion is soon to come in Ascend, the final book in the trilogy. I am eagerly awaiting its arrival so that I can find out how it all ends.

Delightful Readings 🙂


The Taint: Sorrow’s Child, Book One of The Taint Series, By Georgina Anne Taylor

“On the Isle of Muin, one of the thirteen scattered Meda Isles, Lillith, a young orphan and an indentured servant, is found guilty of witchcraft and is condemned to hang… Everyone and everything she’d known, all that she’d cared for, gone, lost to her in that one, horrible moment when her Taint had been revealed.”

First of all, I want to thank Goodreads for giving me the chance to read this. But mostly to thank Mrs. Georgina Anne Taylor for sending me the kindle edition before its release so that I may read and review it. I am greatly looking forward to being a beta reader for some of your other works. (:

Sorrow’s Child is the first in The Taint series and what a wonderful introduction might I add! Now I won’t put any spoilers in the review because I always try not to. But there might be a few almost spoilers, can’t help those.

Lillith was just a babe when she was orphaned, then she spent most of her next 14 years in a small village as a servant. Late one night, she discovers the Taint within herself, and that’s when the world she knows comes crashing down around her. Nothing will ever be the same again in this new life for Lillith as she journeys through challenges and finds out who she really is.

A story of bravery, intrigue, suspense, magic, coming of age, finding who you are, revenge, betrayal, and loyalty, Sorrow’s Child will keep you reading well into the dark of night.

A must read for people who like fairytales set in gothic worlds.

Happy Readings 🙂


Prophecy of the Sisters, Book One, By Michelle Zink


Prophecy of the Sisters is about a legacy of twin girls born every generation from angelic descendants. Alice and Amalia are the most recent of these twins, but nothing is as it seems. Both girls are not as close as you’d think they’d be, if only because of this prophecy. It has driven sisters apart and set them against each other for centuries.

Lia has no idea about any of this, until the night her father dies. That’s when everything starts to unravel. Strange things have happened in the past, but for her this is the strangest thing to happen and now she’s curious as to how and why her father was killed.

An extraordinary read and suspenseful, I was glad to have picked it up at the local library on a whim, along with the sequels to it. It will keep you hanging on until the very last word.

Joyful Readings 🙂


The Lucky One, By Nicholas Sparks


I actually saw the preview for this movie before I decided to read the book. I decided to pick it up because it looked like another good Nicholas Sparks book. The Lucky One is about a soldier who is almost killed at least half a dozen times, but is always saved by luck. Not just any luck though, a lucky picture he found when he was first deployed. After his tours he travels across the United States, by foot, with his ever-present companion, Zeus, a loyal german shepherd. In his travels he finds peace within himself that he hasn’t had for years due to his near-death experiences.


The tale of a man who trusts his instincts, a wary woman who doesn’t trust easily, and a haunting past all wrapped up into an unforgettable tale of passion. My first read by Nicholas Sparks and a good choice to start with his works. Though it definitely won’t be my last read of his.

Happy Readings 🙂


Lemon cupcakes with Kiwi frosting

Oh yummmm!!!!!!! It looks delicious!!! 😀

Oh, Courtney

It’s finally starting to look like Spring! Southern California has been strangely gloomy and now that the sunshine is taking over… I thought a nice fruity, springy cupcake would be a nice treat. A sour fruit like lemon and a sweet fruit like kiwi would be the perfect combo, let’s get cookin’!
Aaah so refreshing

• 2 1/2 cups flour
• 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
• 1/2 tsp. salt
• 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
• 4 large eggs
• 1 1/2 cups sugar
• Lemon zest (2-3 lemons)
• 1/2 cup butter (softened)
• 1 tsp. vanilla
• Lemon juice (1-2 lemons worth)

Preheat the oven to 350F
Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt into a large bowl.
In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs and buttermilk together.
In a large bowl, put the sugar and lemon zest together. The best way to get the lemon flavor mixed into…

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