Temper For You by Genna Rulon – Review

temper for you by genna rulonTitle: Temper For You
Series: For You #3
Author: Genna Rulon
Genre: New Adult, Romance
Pages: 312
Published: September 24, 2014
Formats: Ebook, Paperback
Source: Author
Purchase: Amazon

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book synopsis

“Life is messy. Love is messier.” -Catch and Release

Meg Adeio has led a life of isolation—not by choice, by necessity—until one act of heroism forces her out of seclusion. Despite a past shrouded in mystery, Meg is “adopted” by an eclectic group of friends that become the family she never had. Life was good for the first time in…ever.

Or it was until Westly Black reappeared on her doorstep. She knew he was the last man any woman should give her time to—only good for one thing—yet a temptation no woman could deny. Wes might make her life messy, but Meg’s eyes were wide open and she had it under control. At least she thought she did.

When past and present collide, loyalties are tested, forcing Meg to sacrifice her future to protect those she loves.

Temper For You is a gripping story of regret, deception, and redemption – filled with raw emotion, sarcastic wit, intrigue, and love’s propensity to forgive.

• Though Temper For You is a part of the For You Series, it can be read as a stand alone
• This story is appropriate for readers 18+

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Temper For You offers a great dose of love, lust, drama , humour and intrigue, which makes for a fantastic end to this series. Here’s why:-

  • Genna Rulon has a lovely writing style that expresses great emotion and the story flows at a good pace which held my interest in the story.
  • The characters are very likeable and I found traits in each of them I could relate to. As for the main characters; Meg’s background was not at all what I was expecting and liked this element of surprise. Wes was the typical arrogant lawyer that I’ve come to expect in reads similar to these, but he is very swoon-worthy and sweet towards Meg.
  • The antics of the secondary characters Ev and Sam were great and left me chuckling on more than one occasion.
  • Love scenes between Meg and Wes were very steamy without any ‘over sharing’ of the nitty-gritty details. ;-)
  • I enjoyed the dual point of view between Meg and Wes that the story was told from.
  • My only gripe would be that I found the story dragged on a little bit when Meg would drift off into her internal monologue, until one of the other characters snapped her out of it.
  • The ending is a happy one and you feel like all the characters are in a good place in their lives and that they will be OK.

Overall, a lovely read to end this fascinating series. If you haven’t read any of Genna’s books as yet, I highly recommend that you JUST DO IT! As you will not be disappointed.

4 fantastic stars!

4 stars

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Blogging Challenge Day Two – 9 Books You Want To Read

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It’s day two of the 10 Day blogging challenge. Today’s topic is “Nine books you want to read”. Here is my list of books that I want to read:- Cover pictures link to their respective Goodreads page.

1. Captivated by You by Sylvia Day – I can’t wait for this one to be released as I simply love the Crossfire Series.
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2. Gabriel’s Redemption by Sylvain Reynard – I have had this sitting on my shelf for months and I’m hoping to be able to read this one very soon.
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3. Breakable by Tammara Webber – I loved Easy and when I heard about this I was thrilled, can’t wait to get my hands on it.
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4. Thoughtful by S.C. Stephens – The Thoughtless series is one of my favourites and it should be an interesting read from Kellan’s point of view.
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5. Obsidian by Jennifer L Armentrout – I’ve heard so many good things about this series and have had this book sitting on my kindle for a while. I need to read it very soon I think!obsidian by jennifer l armentrout

6. Remember Me by Stacey Nash – I was lucky enough to have been given a copy to review, as with the first in the Collective series; Forget Me Not. I’m very keen to see where this series goes.remember me by stacey nash

7. A Shade of Vampire: A Shade of Kiev  by Bella Forrest – Another great series and now that it turns in a different direction with Kiev I can’t wait to see what happens next.
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8. Eyes of Ember by Rebecca Ethington – This is book 2 in the Imdalind Series and it’s been way too long since I read the first book, which I loved.
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9. Fulfillment by K.M. Golland – Book 3 in the Temptation series. It’s been a while since I’ve read book 2 and now I’m seeing this series sitting in the local department stores I need to get reading!
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I could have added so many books to this list as my TBR pile is as long as my arms. However I could only add 9 and these are at the pointy end of the list. Any of these on your list?

Thanks for reading. Have a great day!

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Geek Bearing Gifts by Milly Taiden – Review

Geek Bearing Gifts by Milly TaidenTitle: Geek Bearing Gifts
Series: Paranormal Dating Agency #2
Author: Milly Taiden
Genre: Fantasy, Erotica, Paranormal
Pages: 182
Published: September 21, 2014
Formats: Ebook
Source: Purchased
Purchase: Amazon

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book synopsis

Nita Islas wants to find love. She’s tired of the superficial relationships and is ready to give true romance a try. She uses the Paranormal Dating Agency and hopes they can help her where all others have failed. What she didn’t expect was to find her date flat on his back in nothing more than a towel.

Ky Stone has been in love with curvy and funny Nita since they were in High School. When she moved away, she took his heart with her. Then one day Ky wakes up to find her leaning over him. He’s sure he’s died and gone to heaven. He has no idea what she’s doing there, but he’s sure as hell not letting her leave.

Fate, meddling family and the PDA have brought them together again. The chemistry between them is explosive. But there’s problems with Ky’s neighboring clan and he’s keeping secrets from Nita. He needs to find a way to open up to her or lies and unexpected danger could tear them apart…forever.

Reader Warning: This book contains lots of scorching sex (dirty dirty dirty sex), adult language (hanky panky with no dirty talk is no fun), and violence. If this is not the kind of stuff you like to read, skip this book. However, if you like dirty, raunchy sex with a hot bear on one curvy sarcastic girl, then this is right up your alley. Enjoy!

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This book promised dirty sex…never did I think I would have to take that statement so literally. ;-)

Geek Bearing Gifts is a likeable sexy little romp in the woods between a city girl and a geeky guy who is a shifter, with his animal being a bear. It has relatable characters, a nice mix of drama, a little violence and some steamy sexy scenes that make for a fast paced fun read.

As with the previous book in this series, Twice the Growl, I liked this story, didn’t love it, but if you looking for a quick read complete with some steamy and very dirty sex scenes then this is for you.

A steamy and filthy 3 stars! :-D

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Blogging Challenge Day One – 10 Things About Yourself!

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Over the next 10 days I will be taking on a blogging challenge which will help you get to know me a little better. Today is day 1 and here is my “Ten things about yourself”.

  1. I am a Mum to two fantastic kids who are aged 9 and 5. My youngest is off to “big school” next year, she’s so excited!
  2. 10 things about yourself My favourite bands/musicians are Linkin Park, Justin Timberlake, Maroon 5 and One Republic.
  3. 10 things about yourself My family has always been into motor sport, whether it’s been competing or watching. I used to race go-karts several years ago with my brother and father as my pit crew. Fun times!
  4. 10 things about yourself My favourite movie changes all the time but ones that have stuck with me are Jerry McGuire, Shrek and all of the Harry Potter films.
  5. Married for 11 years!
  6. 10 things about yourself I love Milk Chocolate Rocklea Road by Darrell Lea. It’s the best!!!
  7. I’m short, standing at only 5 feet tall or 153cm, depending how you measure.
  8. My hair colour changes with my mood. Right now it’s a dark chocolate-brown.
  9. 10 things about yourself I live in the outer suburbs of Sydney, Australia.
  10. 10 things about yourself I’m a stay at home Mum.

There you have it, 10 things about little Ole me! I could have mentioned that I like to read but I’m sure you’ve already figured that out. ;-)

Have a great day!

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Weekly Wrap Up – 19 October 2014

Welcome to the Weekly Blog Wrap Up of Sharon’s Book Nook!

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I am taking part in the following memes which are sharing books that you’ve received and/or posts and events on your blog:
The Sunday Post, hosted by The Caffeinated Book Reviewer
Bought Borrowed and Bagged, hosted by TalkSupe.

SHARON’S NEWS

It’s been a slow week for reading and blogging as life has become busier the closer to Christmas we get. I haven’t had much of a chance to visit many blogs this past week but I hope to make up for it this week.

No new books this time around. I’ve barely had time to look at my kindle or Amazon to be tempted. My husband will be pleased. LOL

I wrote my first recipe post yesterday and I was very excited about it as these treats were very delicious. I’m hoping to make some more sweet treats this weekend so I can feature those next week.

Last night we went to watch the Monster Jam Monster Trucks here in Sydney which was great fun and the kids (big and small) all had a ball.

On the blog, this week I hope to start a blogging challenge that will run for 2 weeks. These posts will appear along with my regular posting schedule.

That’s all from me for now, I hope you’ve had a great week and I thank you for stopping by. Here’s what happened on my blog last week.

WHAT YOU MISSED OVER THE PAST WEEK

INCOMING BOOKS LAST WEEK (Images link to Amazon or Goodreads)

None, I’ve been very well restrained! high-five

BOOKS READ IN THE LAST WEEK(Images link to Goodreads or Amazon)

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COMING UP THIS WEEK…SO FAR!

  • 10 day blogging challenge
  • Geek Bearing Gifts by Milly Taiden – Review
  • Temper for you By Genna Rulon – Review
  • A Break of Day by Bella Forrest – Review
  • No Regrets by Jani Kay – Review
  • Lets Talk – what makes people so unkind when online?
  • Saturday Sweet Treat

I’m so pleased that you could stop by, how was your week?Sharon

I love receiving comments and I respond to everyone. Have a great day!

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Saturday Sweet Treat – Little Strawberry Pies

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This week I am bringing a new feature to the blog – Saturday Sweet Treat!

I enjoy cooking and sweets are my favourite things to make. I’m hoping to bring this to you on a regular basis with my latest discovery or invention.

Without further ado, here is this weeks recipe – Little Strawberry Pies. I obtained this recipe off the back of a packet of ready-made puff pastry by Pampas but have modified it to suit my families tastes.

Little Strawberry Pies

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 17 minutes
Serves: 4

Ingredients:

1 sheet of ready-made puff pastry, thawed
1 punnet of strawberries (250g), hulled and halved
2 tablespoons of raw sugar
Milk to glaze

Method:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 200ºC (392°F) for a fan forced oven or 220°C (428°F) for a conventional oven.
  2. Line an oven tray with baking paper. Cut the pastry sheet into 4 squares and place on the tray.
  3. Using 1 and 1/2 tablespoons of the raw sugar, sprinkle over the center of each pastry square leaving a 3cm border.
  4. Divide the strawberries evenly between each of the 4 pastry squares and fold the corners up and over the berries, pinching the edges together, but leaving a gap at the top.
  5. Lightly brush the milk over the pastry and sprinkle with the remaining sugar.
  6. Bake on an upper shelf in the oven for 12 minutes or until golden brown. Rest for 5 minutes once cooked.
  7. Serve on their own, with ice cream or custard. Delicious!
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Here is what each one should look like.

Did you give this recipe a try? If so I’d love to hear what you think of it. :-)

saturday sweet treatIf you have any suggestions for my recipe posts or you think I can improve them in any way, please let me know. Thanks.

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Funny Friday – Amusing Search Terms!

Happy Friday!!!

Today I thought I would share with you some of the amusing, interesting and sometimes bizarre terms people type in to search engines such as Google and end up landing on my blog. These stood out in the list over the last couple of weeks.

i love my girlfriend sharon – Aww how sweet. Hmm, could this be my husband??? giggle Thanks honey!

cougar and bondage books- I’m not sure what to say to this…..LOL

ruined 50 shades grey - I remember an author making a statement to a newspaper here in Australia and was quoted saying that Fifty Shades of Grey has ruined the romance genre. I’m not so sure I agree, I think it’s generated more interest in the genre and has been a benefit to several authors.

verbal humiliation books - Why would you need to read about this? It’s not that hard to humiliate someone is it? Perhaps it’s for educational purposes or maybe it’s just a turn on? Oh no, don’t go there. LOL

happy new year 2014 fireworks - Sorry, I’m not selling those at the moment. :-D

sharon’s book nook - Yay someone actually wants to find ME!!! Cheer_CUC919

Have any weird, interesting or amusing search terms popped up on your list lately? Would love to hear about them.

Have a fabulous weekend! Glitter kiss

Sharon

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Twice the Growl by Milly Taiden – Review

Twice the growl by Milly TaidenTitle: Twice the Growl
Series: Paranormal Dating Agency #1
Author: Milly Taiden
Genre: Fantasy, Erotica
Pages: 138
Published: August 29, 2014
Formats: Ebook
Source: Purchased
Purchase:  Amazon  
Only 99 cents at the time this review was posted.

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book synopsis

Talia Barca needs a date. Badly. She uses the services of the Paranormal Dating Agency hoping for a decent guy to take to a family wedding. A wedding her ex-husband has wormed his way into as a guest.

Connor and Theron want Tally to complete their Alpha triad. She’s sexy, curvy and funny. But she’s human. And they’re not sure she’ll go for a relationship with two men at the same time.

As if deciding to give two men a shot wasn’t difficult enough, Tally will also need to deal with a threat from the pack. She’ll either prove she’s strong enough to be an Alpha mate or find herself at the mercy of a vicious opponent.

Reader Warning: This book contains lots of scorching sex (including a threesome so hot it will make your ereader sizzle), adult language (hanky panky with no dirty talk is no fun), and violence. If this is not the kind of stuff you like to read, skip this book. However, if you like dirty, raunchy sex with some sarcasm and two hot men on one curvy girl, then this is the book for you.

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Holy Hotness Batman! Twice the Growl is one sizzling paranormal story staring two Alpha super-hot wolf-shifter males and one ordinary girl who most of us can relate to in one way or another.

I liked this story but I didn’t love it as some parts were a little corny, the story lacked depth, and it felt like I was watching a porn movie minus the background music. I would describe this book as a ‘quickie’ that’s steamy and has some seriously hot guys, menage sex scenes that get you all hot under the collar. If that’s what you need to read right now, then you should give this a try.

A steamy (fanning myself) 3 stars!

 

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Antebellum Awakening by Katie Cross – Review

Antebellum AwakeningTitle: Antebellum Awakening
Series: The Network Series #2
Author: Katie Cross
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Pages: 300
Published: October 15th 2014 by Antebellum Publishing
Formats: Ebook
Source: Author
Purchase: Amazon

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book synopsis

Never underestimate the power of a volatile witch.

Still reeling in the wake of her mother’s death, sixteen-year-old Bianca Monroe is forced to move to Chatham Castle. Not even the sudden appearance of ancient dragons in haunted Letum Wood nor her two best friends can distract her from the strength of her deep, dark rage.

Her grief puts her magical powers into chaos, endangering any witch around her. She has six months left to destroy the curse that will kill her and fulfill her contract with the most cunning enemy of all: her former teacher Miss Mabel.

Bianca must make a choice: learn to control her restless powers, or let the powers control her.

Antebellum Awakening is the second book in the thrilling new fantasy collection The Network Series. It’s a haunting tale about tragedy, loss, and the power of moving on.

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Antebellum Awakening is the continuing story, taking up where Miss Mabel’s School For Girls left off. Here is my take on it, and why I think you should definitely give this story a try:-

What I liked:

  • The great imagination of Katie Cross to create this fascinating place – Antebellum.
  • The villain, Miss Mabel. I love to loathe the evilness that she is.
  • Fantastic writing, and it’s very obvious that a lot of care has been taken when putting this story together.
  • Strong characters who fight for what is right.
  • Wonderful descriptions of mythical creatures and you feel like you are there looking at them along with the characters.
  • Bianca and her friends are still typical teenagers even though their world is anything but typical. They’re gushing over boys, whining about school work, staying up all night and bingeing on sweets. I liked this piece of normalcy as it was easy to relate to.
  •  The story is told via the first person from Bianca’s point of view. Her emotions were well received this way and the weight on her shoulders felt like it was on mine as well.
  • The ending was left open for the next installment to take off from but the book feels finished and complete for now.

What I disliked:

  • The story is a little slow at first, but it doesn’t leave you waiting for too long before it picks up the pace and carries that momentum though to the end.

Overall, a fantastic follow-up to MMSFG and I recommend it to anyone who enjoys a magical story.

A magical 4 stars!
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Free and Cheap Books – 14 October 2014

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Free and Cheap Books for your Kindle

Here is this week’s selection of free and cheap books that I have found on Amazon Kindle Store. There are heaps for you today, and due to the large number, I have decided not to post the synopsis for each as most of them are boxed sets and my post would go on forever and ever. Just so you know, I use the Amazon International site and these books may not be free or cheap in your region and prices are subject to change without notice. Clicking on the cover picture will redirect you to the relevant Amazon page where you can find the synopsis and purchase the book. I hope you like today’s selection.

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Cheapies – 99 cents or less

  

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Freebies – zip, zero, zilch

*Authors: If your book is free or on sale please let me know and I will gladly add it to my weekly post.*

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