Reading Is Good For Silvers…

Yes. Indeed. Reading is good For my soul. I think I’ll breakdown the books I read and show the book covers. Maybe less of a review of each one as I go. Hopefully, you’ll still get the gist, right? lol. Okay. Here we go…



December 27th, 2016 -> January 6th: Rock Chick Reckoning: This is the story of Stella and Mace. My Goodreads review: “OMG!!! The Feels!!! ;)”



12th: The Mistletoe Secret by Richard Paul Evans: I read this one pretty fast. My Goodreads review: “🙂 Okay. This was cute! 5 hours of Audible. Have to say… The Feels…. 🙂



6th -> 17th: Rock Chick Regret: This is the story of Hector and Sadie. I loved their characters as well. I love how she goes from an “Ice Princess” at the beginning to a softie at the end.



17th -> 18th: Full Package By Lauren Blakely: Needed a quick break from the Rock CHick series. It was a pretty quick read. Started mid-evening and finished just after midnight…



17th -> 25th: Rock Chick Revolution: This is the last of the Rock Chick series by Kristen Alley. This is the story of Ally and Ren. It was pretty good. The author used the character of Jane to embody her own personality. I have to admit to delaying the end of this book to make it last…

From Goodreads: “🙂 Best ending to the series! But I’m sad it’s over. I’ll keep hoping for more, but…. ”



25th -> 26th:  Trading Christmas by Debbie Macomber: This was a cute little story that includes a mother/daughter relationship, mis-understandings, and people falling in love, despite the odds. This is everything that I’ve come to love and know about Debbie Macomber books. Well done!!!

From Goodreads: “It was a cute little read. Wish I had gotten to it before Christmas, but what-evs. It was still pretty good.”



26th: The Dispatcher by John Scalzi: This was a cute little story. A bit odd, but I loved listening to Zachary Quinto reading it even better. He does voices, ya’ll!!! 🙂

From Goodreads: “Interesting story… Better reader, if you get it through Audible. I mean, come on… It’s freaking “new Spock” reading to you…. “


February: (4/8: Playing catch-up!  Sorry. I just realized that I haven’t updated in a bit… Sorry about that. -Silver-)

6th -> 8th: Surrender by Melody Anne: It was cute and entertaining. Not something I would recommend to my family, though. Hence why I had a 1 star rating on Goodreads…

8th -> 12th: Submit by Melody Anne: It was cute and entertaining. Not something I would recommend to my family, though. Hence why I had a 1 star rating on Goodreads…

15th ->16th: Seduced by Melody Anne: It was cute and entertaining. Not something I would recommend to my family, though. Hence why I had a 1 star rating on Goodreads…

16th -> 22nd: Scorched by Melody Anne: It was cute and entertaining. Not something I would recommend to my family, though. Hence why I had a 1 star rating on Goodreads…

From Goodreads :”It was cute and entertaining while I was sick…

22nd -> 24th: Bedding the Wrong Brother by Virna DePaul

From Goodreads: “:) Cute”

24th -> 27th: The Substitute by Denise Grover Swank. From Goodreads: “:) Cute”



1st: Beast Unchained by Daniella Wright. Shifter romance. Pretty good.

1st -> 2nd: First Beginning by Malcolm Bryant. Hot guys and animals? Perfect combo!

2nd -> 6th: The Succubus in a Red Dress by Daniel David Garcia. Cute. But I dunno how I feel about it, even a month later…

7th: Filthy Professor by Amy Brent. My Goodreads review says it all.

From Goodreads: “🙂 Look. I liked the main book itself. I just never try to give a 5 star on anything that I wouldn’t be proud to recommend to my mother. It’s not on the fault of the author, or anything like that. I enjoyed it. Just see my previous comment… ”

7th: Dirty Filthy Rich Boys by Laurelin Paige. My Goodreads review says it all.

From Goodreads: “🙂 Okay. NOT sold on this one… It was a cute little story. Rescuer getting her V-Chip, him being an a-hole about her grades to get it… I’m more confused by the main character than anything. Maybe there’s more to their story coming up… I’ll have to see…”

6th -> 7th: Teaching The Boss by Mallory Crowe.

7th->8th: Tapping The Billionaire by Max Monroe.

8th: A Seal’s Oath by Cora Seton. I like the concept of this book. Bringing in an important Ecological issue of composting and not being wasteful. Basically, they are building a sustainable community, which is a topic I’m in LOVE with! The concept revolves around  a Reality TV show where Navy Seals pledge to save their Farming project by falling in love and marrying while on Camera. This one was Boone and Riley’s story, the first to meet (as in, when they were younger) and fall in love.  I LOVED this book!

9th ->10th: A Seal’s Vow by Cora Seton. I like the concept of this book. Bringing in an important Ecological issue of composting and not being wasteful. Basically, they are building a sustainable community, which is a topic I’m in LOVE with! The concept revolves around  a Reality TV show where Navy Seals pledge to save their Farming project by falling in love and marrying while on Camera. This one was Clay and Nora’s story.  I LOVED this book! Although, I hated that Nora was in trouble with a stalker, but… Yeah. You’ll have to read this to figure out all the details.

9th -> 12th: A Seal’s Consent by Cora Seton. I like the concept of this book. Bringing in an important Ecological issue of composting and not being wasteful. Basically, they are building a sustainable community, which is a topic I’m in LOVE with! The concept revolves around  a Reality TV show where Navy Seals pledge to save their Farming project by falling in love and marrying while on Camera. This one was Harris (Hawk) and Samantha’s story.

12th -> 14th: A Seal’s Pledge by Cora Seton. I like the concept of this book. Bringing in an important Ecological issue of composting and not being wasteful. Basically, they are building a sustainable community, which is a topic I’m in LOVE with! The concept revolves around  a Reality TV show where Navy Seals pledge to save their Farming project by falling in love and marrying while on Camera. This one was Jericho and Savannah’s story.  I LOVED this book! This one wasn’t released until this year, so I suppose I’ll have to wait for the next one to come out, even though I’m anxious to read the next one! 🙂 Well done Ms. Seton!

15th -> 16th: Filthy Scrooge by Taryn Quinn. Interesting. A Kandy Kane melting the heart of a scrooge? Perfect!  🙂

17th -> 20th: The Soldier’s E-mail Order Bride by Cora Seton. Cute. Austin and Ella meet online via an e-mail ad. Interesting concept of the Ranch/Military dude getting a movie star.  It was a pretty cute story. Wasn’t sure about reading the rest of this mini-series, though…

20th -> 21st: Talking As Fast As I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls, and Everything in Between by Lauren Graham. My Goodreads review says it all…

From Goodreads: “🙂 ALLL Gilmore Girls Fans will enjoy this one. Lauren talks about the original series and the Reboot. Her thoughts on both, the final 4 words, and Ed. Well Done! I listened to the audio version, which made it SOOO much better! Wish there was 10 stars I could give it…

18th – > 21st: Sing Your Heart Out by Crystal Kaswell. Rockstar fiction? Sign me up!  It was a pretty cute book. Won’t be reading the rest in the series, even though I gave the book a 4 star review. I think I had enough of the bandmates with this first book. I don’t need to see them in later books. Sorry, but there it is…

21st: The Invoice by Jonas Karlsson. I read the audio version of this book, on a suggestion from the ladies on the “Knit The Books” podcast. They were right. This book was pretty good.  I honestly couldn’t stop listening to this wonderful story. My Goodreads review should tell you the rest…

From Goodreads: “”I love this book. It’s so cute, and it got me thinking about my own life. It also draws parallels between the main character’s love of movies and his own real life. I mean, how many of us see the beauty in movies that they may normally not see in real life. Well Done! Reader was pretty good too…

22nd: Wicked Wedding by Brooke Page. Cute story. But I’m not sure how I feel about it, even with the time that has passed since I read it… But it helped pass the evening. So, I guess that’s something…

25th -> 27th: Bedded Bliss by Cari Quinn & Taryn Elliott. Vegas shotgun wedding starts their relationship.  However, there is more to this  story that meets the eye. Which is perfect for me… My Goodreads review says it all…

From Goodreads: “Like… aww. The ending was pretty cute! 🙂

28th ->29th: Yes Boss by Juliana Conners. Boss and employee. I don’t know why I keep reading these, but I seem like I was in the mood for them when I originally downloaded them… So, I guess that’s something…  I only said “Cute” as a review on Goodreads, so I guess that’s telling, right?



1st ->2nd: Lemon Drops and Love by Angela Stevens. Okay, so I think I have more to say about this one than a few others. Mostly, because I made a note to do so… Controlling boyfriend gets dumped and ends up stalking the girl. Gil hooks up with her best friend. Best friend helps to fight him off. Rape and other bad things help make them stronger. But it helps show off the victim’s side of things, which made it a VERY powerful story. I’ll admit, I was crying much of the time while reading this book, and I think that’s a powerful emotion, and the right emotion you want your readers to have when dealing with such a dark subject.  So, well done, Ms. Stevens!

2nd -> 3rd: A Risk Worth Taking by Heather Hildenbrand. After the last one, I needed something a bit lighter. This one was perfect! Broken girl meets an ecological-minded dude, who helps her take her mind off her problems.

3rd: Coming Back to You by Darline Joyce. It was cute, but not really as good as some others in this same genre…

4th -> 6th: Close to Home by Suzanne Ferrell. My goodreads review says it all! 🙂

From Goodreads: “🙂 VERY good. A Must-read!”

6th: Embracing my Submission by Jenna Jacob. Subject matter is adult, but it’s a nice little story that  teaches the reader that no matter what life throws at you, don’t be afraid to be yourself.. No matter what.. And while you’re off finding yourself, if you find a handsome man who accepts you for who you are, then keep hold of him VERY tight. 🙂


Update 9/11: I JUST realized how far behind I was mentioning the books I’ve been reading. Since I’m so far behind, I’ll just list off the book, show a picture, the date I finished the book, and if there’s a review on Goodreads, I’ll copy it here too. If I put a “:)” in the review, I counted it as a non-review for the sake of this post (as there are QUITE a few)  So, grab a drink, and away we go!!!


4/10: Wedding Bands by Ev Bishop. “It was cute. Almost tempted to read the other books…. Almost… ”


4/13: If Not For You by Debbie Macomber. “🙂 VERY cute. Well done. I wanted more of these two characters, but I didn’t all at the same time… Too much drama between them would have made this less than the 5 star it deserves! 🙂 ”


4/20: Nerd In Shining Armor by Vicki Lewis Thompson. “Sooo cute! Didn’t want to stop reading this one…”


4/20: Tequila and Tea Bags by Laura Barnard.


4/24: Rock Fuck Club by Michelle Mankin. “Wish there was the ability to give it a 10 star, I loved it that much!

You know it’s a good book when…
….You consider calling out of work to finish it.” I Actually wrote a full review and posted it on the blog.


4/26: The Men of BMUS by Vicki Lewis Thompson.



5/2: Kidnapped by Suzanne Ferrell.


5/3: Wicked Abyss by Kresley Cole. “🙂 Couldn’t stop listening to this one! Well Done!!! 🙂 ”


5/4: Hunted by Suzanne Ferrell.


5/5: Seized by Suzanne Ferrell.


5/5: One Hot Daddy by Kira Blakely. “Cute… main story isn’t even 25%… ”


5/8: Vanished by Suzanne Ferrell.


5/10: Exposed by Suzanne Ferrell.


5/15: The Nerd Who Loved Me by Vicki Lewis Thompson


5/15: Bossy Millionaire by Angela Blake. “Be Aware, I got this as an ARC. So, keep that in mind…
Honestly, the story is only 70 pages, if that. There are two scenes premiered that are okay. Honestly, the characters aren’t developed enough. But given the length, there is hardly time to do so… I honestly don’t believe that such a perfectionist/strong woman would give in that fast… But what do I know… Some grammar issues (ARC’s usually have some). Some, which I couldn’t ignore and distracted me from the story… ie?: Psycho is not the same as Psychic… In case you were wondering.
This was good for a quick distraction from my other stories, so there’s that. But I’d love to read more from this author, either way…


5/16: Nerd Gone Wild by Vicki Lewis Thompson.


5/16: Seductive Billionaire by Angela Blake. “Be Aware, I got this as an ARC. So, keep that in mind…
Some grammar issues (ARC’s usually have some). Some, which I couldn’t ignore and distracted me from the story… Another issue I had when reading this story, was the timeframe the character went from “No way in hell” to “whatever you say.” It was too quick. No character development, but with how quick the actual story is, it’s no wonder…
This was good for a quick distraction from my other stories, so there’s that. But I’d love to read more from this author, either way…


5/18: This Matter of Marriage by Debbie Macomber. “🙂 cute ”


5/19: The Complete Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. “Woo hoo!!! Took almost 6 months to listen to. Loved every second!

Simon Vance reading it, even better.”


5/19: Gone With The Nerd by Vicki Lewis Thompson.


5/22: 16 Lighthouse Road by Debbie Macomber. “🙂 A cute book. Dunno why I haven’t read this one before… lol.           ”


5/22: Talk Nerdy To Me by Vicki Lewis Thompson.


5/24: 204 Rosewood Lane by Debbie Macomber.


5/25: Nerds Like It Hot by Vicki Lewis Thompson.


5/30: Lost and Found In Cedar Cove by Debbie Macomber.


5/30: 311 Pelican Court by Debbie Macomber.



  6/2: D.I.L.F. by Alexis Angel

6/4: Nerds Are From Mars by Vicki Lewis Thompson

 6/5: Three Brothers by Samantha Twinn

6/5: 44 Cranberry Point by Debbie Macomber

 6/7: Desired by Two Alphas by Maya Crey

6/7: Big Bad Neighbor by Tia Siren

 6/7: Her Dad’s Best Friend by Poppy Adams

6/9: Close To The Edge by Suzanne Ferrell. “🙂 Didn’t want to put it down!!!”

 6/10: 50 Harbor St by Debbie Macomber.

6/10: 5-B Poppy Lane by Debbie Macomber.

 6/12: Close To Christmas by Suzanne Ferrell.

6/12: Close To The Mistletoe by Suzanne Ferrell.

 6/12: Close To The Fire by Suzanne Ferrell.

6/13: Close To Santa’s Heart by Suzanne Ferrell.

 6/14: The Navy’s E-mail Order Bride by Cora Seton.

6/15: The Marine’s E-mail Order Bride by Cora Seton.

 6/16: The Navy SEAL’s Christmas Drive by Cora Seton.

6/19: A SEAL’s Chance by Cora Seton.

 6/19: The Airman’s E-mail Order Bride by Cora Seton.

6/21: Issued to The Bride: One Navy SEAL by Cora Seton.

 6/21: 6 Rainier Drive by Debbie Macomber

6/22: Issued To The Bride: One Airman by Cora Seton.

 6/25: Issued To The Bride: One Sniper by Cora Seton.

6/26: 74 Seaside Avenue by Debbie Macomber

 6/28: Death and Relaxation by Devon Monk



 7/3: Devils and Details by Devon Monk.

7/7: Gods and Ends by Devon Monk.

 7/8: 8 Sandpiper Way by Debbie Macomber.

7/10: A Cedar Cove Christmas by Debbie Macomber.

 7/10: Hot Pursuit by Lynn Raye Harris.

7/11: Shy Girls Write It Better by May Sage.

 7/12: The Billionaire Wins The Game by Melody Anne.

7/14: The Wedding Trap by Adrienne Bell.

 7/14: Snowed In by Lila Monroe.

7/14: Beautifully Wounded by Susan Griscom. “Tough subject, but VERY glad I finished it. ”

 7/18: Once Upon A Coffee by Kait Nolan. “3.5… cute, but not enough to make me want to read more of the Series… ”

7/19: My Mr. Sexy by CC Cartwright

 7/19: Man Candy by Elise Sax

7/19: Going Down by Elise Sax. “Luke and Lorelei in half the time. I couldn’t put it down…. lol

 7/19: In Too Deep by Tracey Alvarez

7/20: Just Sacked by Elise Sax.

 7/20: Wicked Ride by Elise Sax.

7/20: Blown Away by Elise Sax.

 7/20: Hot Wired by Elise Sax.

7/20: Quick Bang by Elise Sax.

 7/20: Inn And Out by Elise Sax.

7/24: The Counterfeit Bride by Liberty Blake.

 7/26: How To Lose a Groom in 10 Days by Catherine Mann.

7/28: 92 Pacific Boulevard by Debbie Macomber.

 7/29: How To Knit A Love Song by Rachel Herron.

7/31: Eliza’s Home  by Rachel Herron.

 7/31: Honeymooning  by Rachel Herron.



 8/2: How To Knit A Heart Back Home  by Rachel Herron.

8/4: Wishes and Stitches  by Rachel Herron.

 8/8: Cora’s Heart  by Rachel Herron.

8/10: Fiona’s Flame  by Rachel Herron.

 8/11: Dracula by Bram Stoker.  “Good book, made even better with the selected readers! Well done! 🙂
Second Time=AWESOME!!!! ”

8/12: The Darling Songbirds  by Rachel Herron.

 8/14: 1022 Evergreen Place by Debbie Macomber.

8/15: The Songbird’s Call  by Rachel Herron.

 8/16: The Songbird Sisters  by Rachel Herron.

8/16: Highland Moon #1 by Mac Flynn.

 8/17: Falling For A Wolf by Mac Flynn.

8/18: Beast Millionaire by Mac Flynn

 8/19: Burn For Me by Ilona Andrews.  ” Wish there was an ability to make this one 10 stars! I may just have to dive into the second book RIGHT NOW… Well done! 🙂  ”

8/26: The Wedding Audition by Catherine Mann.

 8/27: Here Comes The Witch by Ani Gonzalez “:) Cute.”

8/28: Fortune Favors The Witch by Ani Gonzalez. “:) Cute.”

 8/29: Some Like It Witchy by Ani Gonzalez. “:) Cute.” Snide Comment:  “‘Not to mention safe, notwithstanding the flammable nature of the merchandise.’ they’re f’n candles dude! of course they’re flammable”

8/30: White Hot by Ilona Andrews. “:) LOVE this book!!! Can’t wait for the next!”

 8/31: Rock Hard by Lucia Jordan.



 9/4: Wildfire by Ilona Andrews. “BEST way to end the series. Love how Nevada kicks asses and takes names! :)”

9/5: One Night Stand by J.S. Cooper.

 9/6: Four Week Fiance by Helen Cooper. “Woof…I dunno… ”

9/8: Clean Sweep by Ilona Andrews.

 9/9: All I Want For Christmas by Jennifer Gracen.

9/11: Sweep In Peace by Ilona Andrews.


Update 10/17:

 9/13: Marrying His Best Friend by Jennifer Gracen

9/14: Most Valuable Playboy by Lauren Blakely

Goodreads: ” 🙂 ”

 9/16: One Fell Sweep by Ilona Andrews

Goodreads: ” 🙂 ”

9/19: The Cowboy Rockstar by K.C. Klein

 9/19: Let Me Touch by Lucia Jordan

9/20: The Troll Whisperer by Sera Trever

 9/20: Gay Rebel by Jesse Fuchs

9/21: The Visitor by K.D. West

 9/24: Werecat: The Rearing by Andrew T. Peters

9/26: Resisting the Bad Boy by Violet Duke

Goodreads: “:) cute. On to the next.

 9/27: Falling for the Good Guy by Violet Duke

Goodreads: “🙂 On to the next! ”

9/28: Choosing the Right Man by Violet Duke

Goodreads: “:) Cute.”




 10/3: Finding the Right Girl by Violet Duke

Goodreads: “:) Cute”

10/4: Tied Up by Jesse Fuchs

Goodreads: “:) ”

 10/4: An Indecent Proposition by Stephanie Julian

Goodreads: ” 🙂 ”

10/7: The Brands Who Came For Christmas by Maggie Shayne

Goodreads: ” 🙂 ”

 10/10: Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. I have a bunch of notes/review stuff. But that will be another blog entry…

10/12: Banish My Heart by Jennifer Youngblood

Goodreads: “Nope. Nuh uh. Forget the rest if this series. This book annoyed me too much. Can’t pinpoint why, soo… ”

 10/16: The Shining by Stephen King. This one took me WAY too long to finish. I explained in my Goodreads review…

Goodreads: “Better ending than the movie. Movie ending was kinda creepy in Jack’s maze death and adoption into the hotel’s ghost pool and that a location that evil got to live another day. Glad that SO had originally intended it to die… If I had read the book first, I may have been less freaked to read the book late at night… lol. Well done!!! Now to read the sequel…”

I also had a note I wanted to mention: “‘But see that you get on. That’s your job in this hard world, to keep your love alive and see that you get on, no matter what. Pull your act together and just go on.’ Yup. must remember this. SK is smart like that.”


Update 1/19/18: It’s been a bit. I have reviews on Goodreads on some of these books, but only 10 have  anything over a 4 star review. That means I’m just going to list off the rest of 2017’s books from here on out…

10/18: Beyond The Veil by Pippa DaCosta

10/20: Seven Up by Janet Evanovich

10/23: Hard Eight by Janet Evanovich

10/26: To The Nines by Janet Evanovich

10/28: Submit: Taken by The Biker by Kenzie Haven

10/28: His Five Night Stand by Emma Thorne

10/29: Legal Action by Kimball Lee

10/31: Maid for the Rock Star by Demeiza Carlton



11/6: Virgins by Diana Gabadon

11/8: Santa Baby, I Want A Bad Boy For Christmas by Justine Elving

11/8: Love & College by C.M. Owens

11/8: The Billionaire’s Virgin by Poppy Adams

11/12: Scandalous Beat by Michelle Mankin

11/13: Caught By The Dragon by Mac Flynn

11/14: 1105 Yakima St by Debbie Macomber

11/14: Material Witness by L.A. Mondello

11/16: Incubus Among Us #1 by Mac Flynn

11/18: Incubus Among Us #2 by Mac Flynn

11/18: Incubus Among Us #3 by Mac Flynn

11/19: Incubus Among Us #4 by Mac Flynn

11/20: Cupid Stupid by Sylvia McDaniel

11/20: Incubus Among Us #5 by Mac Flynn

11/22: Cupid Help Me by Sylvia McDaniel

11/22: Cupid’s Dance by Sylvia McDaniel

11/23: Cupid Cures by Sylvia McDaniel

11/25: Cupid’s Heart by Sylvia McDaniel

11/25: Birthday Blaze by Kacey Shea

11/26: It’s in His Kiss by Caitie Quinn

11/26: Scout Sniper by Victor Cox

11/27: Cupid Santa by Sylvia McDaniel

11/30: Blue Roses by Mimi Strong



12/2: The Perfect Match by Pat White

12/4: Love & Rumors by Jean Oram

12/6: Dragonfly In Amber by Diana Gabaldon

12/7: Sex, Lies, & Sweet Tea by Kris Calvert

12/17: Sex, Lies, & Lipstick by Kris Calvert

12/18: Sex, Lies, & Pearls by Kris Calvert

12/20: Sex, Lies, & Lace by Kris Calvert

12/24: Sex, Lies, & Bourbon by Kris Calvert

12/29: Sex, Lies, & Black Tie by Kris Calvert

12/30: Fate, Snow, & Mistletoe: A Sex & Lies Holiday Novella by Kris Calvert

I hope I enable you to read one of these books this year. If not, I won’t be mad. I know that everyone had their own type of books they like. Have a great year!!!


Darkly-Lit Immortals.

I have another series I want to listen to.  The “Immortals After Dark” series by Kresley Cole.  I’ve read a lot of her stuff before, and always loved the stories.  I’ve been wanting to read the rest of this series, after I found a few of them in the Wal-mart in my town.  I have to warn you, it’s Paranormal Romance.  If you’re not into that kind of stuff, then you may not want to read through the series as much as I did.  However, try not to reserve judgment until you have read through the titles below.  As with series’ past, I will put in links so you can click to the next one, as I’m sure I’ll be updating this as I finish one book or the other…  So grab your coffee & crafts, and AWAY WE GO!!!!!  🙂


“Immortals After Dark” Series:

  1. The Warlord Wants Forever
  2. A Hunger Like No Other
  3. No Rest For The Wicked
  4. Wicked Deeds on a Winter’s Night
  5. Dark Needs at Night’s Edge
  6. Dark Desires After Dusk
  7. Kiss of a Demon King
  8. Untouchable
  9. Pleasure of a Dark Prince
  10. Demon From the Dark
  11. Dreams of a Dark Warrior
  12. Lothaire
  13. Shadow’s Claim
  14. MacRieve
  15. Dark Skye
  16. Sweet Ruin
  17. Shadow’s Seduction (not on Audible, so I may wait a bit for this one)
  18. Wicked Abyss (won’t be released until 2017, but I’m counting it as part of the series)


Book 1: “The Warlord Wants Forever”


I read this book between 3/10->3/11.  My review from Goodreads: “This book lays down the groundwork for the rest of the Series. I had, when reading later books, wondered about this mysterious Myst and Nikolai’s stories. Glad I finally know!!! 🙂 Dual-team readers made this even better!!! 🙂 ”  It was a very good storyline, and made me want to start the next book right away.


Book 2:  “A Hunger Like No Other”


I read this from 3/11->3/14.  I’ve previously read this book, so I knew what happens.  However, listening to  Robert Petkoff read the book made it even better.  Let’s just say that I knew what I was getting into, but the reader delighted in specific parts of the book.  His delight in what he was reading made me blush…  And I don’t blush easily…


Book 3: “No Rest For The Wicked”


I started this book 3/14 and finished it shortly after 6PM on 3/15.  I have read Katarine and Sebastian’s story before, but I’m enjoying listening to Robert Petkoff’s interpretation of this book.  Again, blush-worthy moments during several moments.  I couldn’t help but laugh at times at how ‘husky’ voice and ‘guttural’ growls take on new meanings as the reader acts stuff out…  Very good read.


Book 4: “Wicked Deeds on a Winter’s Night”


I read this book between 3/15->3/16.  This is the story of Bowen (a Lykae) and Mariketa (a young witch) who are a mated couple who must overcome quite a bit to get together, including a fight with many types of creatures in the Lore.  It’s a fun story to read, and made even better by  Robert Petkoff’s interpretation of it.  Well Done!  I think I’m obsessed with Robert’s individual take on the books, because I decided to listen to the next RIGHT away, instead of waiting a bit.


Book 5: “Dark Needs at Night’s Edge”


Update 3/17:  3/16->3/17.  So far, Naomi Laress (a ghost) and Conrad Wroth (a Vampire) have considered a future together.  Love it so far.  I’ll get back to you once I have finished it.

Update 4/4: From Goodreads: “Aww! Even a ghost and a crazy vampire can find love! With a little help from Nucking Futz Nix, Mari, and Bowen! 🙂 Reader did some heavy accent work, which made the story better! Well done!”


Book 6: “Dark Desires After Dusk”


18->22nd: This is the story of Holly and Cade.  It’s a wonderful story helped along by a wonderful Reader who audibly enjoyed the story.  Very well done!  It’s an awesome story and an even better performance.  Well done!  🙂


Book 7: “Kiss of a Demon King”


21->24: This is the story of an “Evil” Sorceress Sabine and her Demon King Rydstrom.  It’s a wonderful story helped along by a wonderful Reader who audibly enjoyed the story.  Very well done!  It’s an awesome story and an even better performance.  Well done!  🙂  Only a few moments that made me blush, so all-in-all, it was a win!  🙂


Book 8: “Untouchable”


25->28: Murdoch and Danii learn of a way to be together, even though she cannot be touched by any other than an ice being.  Since he’s a vamp and can take on a bit of her power with her memories, they finally learn how they can be together.  In this story, there was also a mix of a few other previous time-lines, which was good to see that the author admits that all her wonderful books are inter-connected.  The reader seems to love the stories as well.  Well Done!


Book 9: “Pleasure of a Dark Prince”


3/28->4/2: This is the story of Lucia (Archer Valkarie) and Garreth (Lycae).  From the second book, I had an inkling that Garreth had mated with Lucia, but we don’t see their story until now.  There’s SOO much in this book that they go through that brings itself into the next book.  Let’s just put it this way, once you’ve escaped from La Dorada, all else is gravy, right?  As always, the Reader seems to be enjoying himself with the story, and attempting to distinguishing the voices as he goes.  Lots of mis-attempts, but that’s what makes his reading style worth it in the end!  Very entertaining!  🙂


Book 10: “Demon From the Dark”


4/2-> 4/5:  Loving this story.  There’s a few “AWWW!” moments when listening to this story.  There’s something cringe-worthy about the way that Malkom (demon/vampire mix) and Carrow (partying witch) go about the early part of their relationship.  Betrayal is the name of the things throughout the story.  The betrayal that happens throughout makes the story ending between them that much sweeter.  That’s my prediction….    I still have 4 1/2 hours left to listen, and I can’t wait to get back to it!  🙂   Can’t wait to see what happens.  Loving the Reader’s interpretation of the story, as usual…

Update 4/25: I absolutely loved this book.  My prediction came true.  I’m not always one to say “I told you so,” but I TOTALLY told you so!  😉  Enjoyed the reader’s vocal “Oh!  It all worked out!” moment the most.  You know the one.  The one where you don’t think everything will get tied up at the end, and it is.  It makes you VERY glad!  Even someone who was able to predict that it will happen had that same moment that the reader did!  LOVED this book and couldn’t wait to get started on the next!  🙂


Book 11: “Dreams of a Dark Warrior”


4/5->4/8: This is the story of Regin the Radiant, warlord Aidan the Fierce, & Declan Chase (a brutal Celtic soldier).  I say that this is the love story of the three, mostly because it is.  Aidan was killed by vampires before marrying Regin when she was young.  He was then cursed to re-incarnate.  Every reincarnation, he would find Regin and perish once he regains his memories of their first relationship.  This time around, Aidan comes to Regin as Declan Chase.  Declan is essentially a mixture of all of Aidan’s past-lives rolled into one.  He helps her break that curse and they fall in love, even though this re-incarnation starts off with him kidnapping her and imprisoning her on the same island where we first meet La Dorada.  This wonderful story mixed with the reader’s accents and other vocals make this an AWESOME read!  🙂


Book 12: “Lothaire”


4/8->4/11: OMG the character of Lothaire is pretty bad ass.  We learn that he’s the Enemy of Old, and that there are multiple sides to this guy.  However, he’s mostly a bad ass!!!  You see, being mated with mortal Ellie Peirce has it’s upsides and downsides for LEO (Lothaire, the Enemy of Old: LEO is her nickname for him, which is pretty cute…).  I’m not about to give away the plot on this one, as it’s one you need to read and see for yourself.  La Dorada, the BITCH of a Witch is back once again!  🙂

From Goodreads: “:)  I’ve come to the realization that Robert LOVES his work!  Russian accents seem to be his forte….You’ll have to experience the genius of it for yourself!  :)”


Book 13: “Shadow’s Claim”


4/11->4/14: This is the story of Trehan Daciano (A cousin of Lothaire, known as the Prince of Shadows) & Bettina (a half Sorceress & half Demon Princess).  Trehan comes to her Kingdom hunting down her best friend.  He realizes that she is his Mate pretty quickly and gives up his quest to kill the other male, enters a Tournament for her hand, and ends up winning in the long run.  I had a few moments where the reader’s voicing of the story made me blush…  I think this is the part in the series, where I stopped listening to this whenever the hubster was home…  lol…  That aside, I REALLY liked the story, and practically ate up the story!  🙂


Book 14: “MacRieve”


4/14->4/18: Uilleam (pronounced William in the reader’s voice) MacRieve & Chloe Todd (a “human” daughter of Webb, the dude that captured everyone on the island from a few books past) have some mis-adventures in this story.  Uilleaum was once raped by a succubus at an early age, lost his mother and unborn younger sister, and his father committing suicide days later.  So being pared with Chloe (who is actually a Succubus just before being frozen into immortality) is like a slap in the face to the readers (as we get a glimpse into the scene from long ago from his point of view)…  Very cringe worthy for awhile.  We know they will get together and all will be right with their world, but yeah…  Webb makes an appearance in this book, but the bastard turned himself into a mongrel of all types of immortals and expects Chloe not to take her Mate’s side after hearing about what Webb did to him in the island….  My only notes I wrote down while listening to this book are  as follows: “Scottish accents are good.  Russian more-so.  Valley Gal = funny @ least.  Valley-girl Louisiana witches.  Hmm.  Interesting thought…  Some interesting and funny parts.  Hmm…”  Dunno what I was trying to say with the hmm’s…  But whatever!  I REALLY liked the little cliffhanger ending that Ms. Cole wrote into the end.  It gets you thinking that the MacRieve clan will be coming back in a later book, in the form of Uilleaum’s twin… Can’t wait until that one comes out.  hope it’s soon…


Book 15: “Dark Skye”


4/18->4/19: As a boy, Thronos (prince of Skye Hall, who’s brother was the King who had injured Bettina) met and fell in love with Lanthe (a Sorceri, and Sabine’s sister).  Her sister killed his father (who had killed their parents), and she made him fall from the tallest tower in their home.  She thinks that he had betrayed her and her family to his father.  A comedy of errors that lead to them being separated for centuries.  Nix fixes them up, but they do not realize that their love is still strong until halfway through.  We are sitting on the edge of our seats when another the Bitch Queen Sorceress comes to Skye Hall to take Lanthe back and to take retribution to the kingdom for Bettina’s injuries.  She be-spells him to forget their relationship and her.  It’s finally turn for Lanthe to chase after him.  Which I happen to like!  🙂  I honestly love that all these stories are inter-connected, and couldn’t wait to read the next one!  🙂  Heck, I practically ate this story up with a spoon.  It was THAT good!  🙂  Voices are pretty good too, but it was mostly the story that got me (and kept me) hooked!  🙂  Well done Ms. Cole!  🙂


Book 16: “Sweet Ruin”


4/19-Today: This story is of Josephine (a Ghoul/Vampire mix) and Rune The Baneblood (A demon/Dark Fae Archer mix).  I…Uh…blushed a bit with some of the parts.  Another I didn’t want to listen to when the hubster was around, but I was still VERY much hooked on the story.

We start the story with Jo fighting to stay in Thaddeus’s (her baby brother) life.  You remember, we met Thaddeus in an earlier book (even if I didn’t mention him in this post at that time.)  She’s a pretty BAD ASS character.  Very strong female lead who refuses to take any crap from her male.  We learn that the two have a lot of the same fears of belonging/commitment, despite their differences.  She is pretty snarky and it shows in how she reacts with his issues.  OMG.  I totally love that “Ruin” is her nickname for Rune!  I love that he hates that she uses the nickname as a dig into him once he starts an argument with her.  Well played!  🙂  The two are an even match in temperament, and we see this pretty early on, even if neither of them do.  There’s something about “bad boy meets bad girl” that makes this an awesome read!

I like this tagline on Goodreads: “A boundless passion that will lead to sweet ruin… ”  It’s actually a double meaning, and I LOVE it! 🙂  The damn red feather.  Wow!  I didn’t know that just a small part of the cover art could play so much in the story.  Well done!  🙂  You’ll have to read the book on your own to know WHY my mind is blown so much!  🙂  And the epic battle of sibling vs sibling?  WICKED!   🙂  The sweet little kid we met at the beginning of the series seems to have grown some cahones!  It makes me wonder who he is going to be mated with…

The sub-plot with Nix as an evil Valkyrie who wants the Ascension to come faster seems to be bull-shite that the mysterious Møriør have been telling Rune to get him to do their evil.  He seems to be a pawn in the Møriør’s battle with the good characters we have met so far in this series…  But, it being the reason that Rune comes to Jo’s attention is pretty cool!

I almost want the next one to be rushed to see what happens with the Ascension.  But, I think can wait.  The wait is going to be worth it.  I can tell…


Book 17: “Shadow’s Seduction”

Book 18: “Wicked Abyss”


Until 17 & 18 come out, I’ll have to call this analysis ado!  Till the next one folks!


Knitting in the Audio Blooms

Now that you are aware of my recent obsession with Audible (and by association, audiobooks), I thought it time to mention some of the lovely stories I have been enjoying while knitting my a$$ off.

1) “The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Universe” by Douglas Adams.  Hitchiker   I heard about this book from Laura and LaLa.  If any one asks, the answer is 42.   😉 It’s read by Stephen Fry, which made me even happier to read it.  He’s one of the best English comedians.  He even had a show with Hugh Laurie (House) at one time.  I’ve loved him ever since I found that out and started watching some of his other works.

2) The “Cafferty and Quinn” Series by Heather Graham.  These books tell the tale of a couple who deal with crazy Supernatural objects that have weird powers.  It’s funny how fast I listened to them.  The characters are dynamic and the inanimate objects Graham chooses are pretty awesome.  Sometimes the power of the object is only in the antagonist’s mind, but that makes the stories that much better!  So far, there are three books in this series.  I can’t wait for more!

          A) “Let the Dead Sleep”   sleep

          B) “Waking the Dead”   waking

         C) “The Dead Play On”   play

3) “Popular Economics: What the Rolling Stones, Downton Abbey, and LeBron James Can Teach You About Economics” by John Tamny.    econ   This one is actually a Business studies-related get, actually.  This book is pretty awesome.  The author introduces Pop Culture and relates it to the world of Economics.  It sounds dry, but it isn’t.

4) “Yes Please” by Amy Poehler.  yes   You know, the funny lady from SNL…  🙂  She’s even funny when writing about herself and her experiences.

5) Are two books written by Ellen DeGeneres.  She’s just funny as all get-out.  I absolutely love her show, so getting her books on audio was a must!

         A) “Seriously…I’m Kidding”   kidding

         B) “The Funny Thing Is…”   funny

6) “The Blossom Street” Series by Debbie Macomber.  I’m currently in the process of reading through this series.  If you see random updates, it will be this section that you will need to come to first.  Just so you know…  I’ll probably just update the series as I go.  The whole series revolves around the women (and some men) living on Blossom Street in Seattle, WA.  The author has her own yarn shop and does a lot of pattern creating to go around these books!  I don’t know she can run that, write often on a blog, and write books with such vivid characters that one can’t help loving and wanting to get to know better.  If you want to know the author better, here is her website.  The following are the books in that series, and a brief synopsis of each:

A) “The Shop on Blossom Street”  1is about Lydia, who is the shop owner.  We learn about her knitting shop, and her relationships with three other women who come into the shop for knitting lessons.  Friendships start to form and each of Macomber’s characters are introduced and show off their full potentials for love.

B) In “A Good Yarn,”  2we learn more about Lydia and her relationship with her sister and her sister’s family.  Lydia faces some heartache in love and life.  Her second knitting class also become her friends and confidantes.

This is definitely a good YARN of a tale…    😉     (Sorry, I had to do it…)

C) “Susannah’s Garden”   3  tells the tale of Susannah, who learns many secrets of her past while dealing with her mother’s illness.  There is a lot of drama when her daughter comes to visit, but that’s what makes this story so special.  We see the story of a woman who is recently part of the ‘sandwich’ generation.  She must care for a daughter who is just into her college years, as well as her Mother who started showing signs of Alzheimer’s upon the death of her husband.  We see the decisions she must make, even when they are not the most popular of decision for any of the parties involved.  I have to admit, I cried a few times.  Trust me, that’s a testament to how wonderfully this book is written!

D) “Back on Blossom Street”  4   tells the tale of Susannah’s employee Colette who recently finds herself pregnant by her ex-boss.  We see the trials and tribulations she must deal with.  We are also brought on the whirlwind journey that is created by the wedding by one of our first group of characters (Alix).  A shawl knitting class creates another group of friends for Lydia, shop owner.

Edited 7/22:

E) “Twenty Wishes”  5   premiers a group of widows who got together for a party.  This party resulted in wine drinking, bubble popping, and the women making a list of 20 things that they want to get out of their lives.  There are stories of each of these widows finding a little something in their daily lives that they find exciting or that will bring them back to life.  This includes a young girl needing a new mother, and new loves of a mother-daughter team of widows.

F) “Summer on Blossom Street” 6   is the story of 3 individuals who “Knit to Quit” in another of Lydia’s classes.  We see the first couple of male knitters, which shows the world that men DO knit as well.  There is Candyman Hutch, Phoebe, and Alix is back for her 3rd class.  Not to give much else away, here we see another adoption, new love interest, and another new baby…

Edited 8/10:

G) “Hannah’s List” 7   is the story of a widower (Michael who receives a letter from his wife Hannah, one year posthumous.  She insists that he start dating again, and even gave him a list of 3 names to try out (Winter Adams – her cousin, Leanne Lancaster – Her Oncology nurse, and Macy Roth – A model and free spirit Hannah had met and liked).  Although he believed it too soon to date after her death, he does his best to honor Hannah’s last request.  This book centers on the relationships he forms with all three on the way to a more romantic one with Macy.  As long as you’re not a robot, you will find yourself going “Aww!”  MANY times through the course of this book.  If you get in to the characters and story as much as I do, I suggest a handful of tissues to be placed near you.  A good read!  I highly recommend it!

H) “A Turn in the Road” 8   is the story of 3 women who head out on a road trip together.  Bethanne, Ruth, and Annie Hamlin leave Seattle driving cross-country to Ruth’s 50 year Reunion in Florida.  They do get in a bit of trouble with their car, in Vegas, and a few other places.  They meet Max, Rooster, and a few other Bikers along the way.  Max and Bethanne end up falling in love, to her ex-husband, and ex-mother-in-law’s belief to the contrary.  Ruth re-unites with a high school sweetheart, which is pretty cool!  I’m all about being in love with your High School sweetheart, even years later.  I mean, come on.  EE is my high school sweetheart!

I) “Starting Now” 9   is the story of Libby Morgan’s journey from lawyer without a home life, to a woman who can balance both a home life and her career.  She meets a wonderful Doctor who works his way into her heart, and shows her that her career cannot be the end-all that it was at the beginning of her story.  We groan when she gets kicked down at the beginning of the story and had to re-adjust her life.  We smile when she starts to fall in love.  We cheer when she finally gets the job she wants, and cry when that job almost causes her the love of her life.  It’s a rollercoaster of a novel, that I enjoyed riding!  I think you will too!  🙂

Edited: 8/17

J) “Blossom Street Brides”  10   is the story of Lauren and John “Rooster” Wayne, and their loving journey.  In this book, we are re-acquainted with many of the characters we have met over the course of this series.  We learn more about Bethanne and Max’s relationship, as they deal with more of her ex’s shenanigans.  We learn about the depth of Lydia and Brad’s love for their son and daughter as they deal with their adopted daughter’s nightmares.  There is also a mysterious person leaving baskets of yarn, needles, and a message for people to “knit me.”  The kicker?  That the yarn had come from Lydia’s shop, and Lydia has no idea who was doing it!  🙂  I do, but you’ll have to read the book to find out who done it…

Others: “Christmas Letters” 2.5   is technically part of this series, yet most lists do not have it on it.  I’ll include it here, where it belongs!  🙂  I’ll tell you more once I finish reading through it!  🙂

Edited: 8/27

This book included many of the characters from Blossom Street, but I believe it was meant to standalone.  But I’m not sure I’m really the best judge of what is and what isn’t constituted as part of a series.  We’ll just go with it…  Either way, this book tells us the story of a young lady who finds love with a man she starts off despising.  The best relationships seem to start that way, huh?


Hope I gave you some ideas!  Till I come back, Happy Knitting, and Happy Reading!  -Silver-

No Shit, Sherlock!

As my title suggests, that’s my favorite line of this new audiobook series I’ve been reading… so far.    I’m sure there will be other lines that apply to my sense of humor over the course of it.  But then, I get ahead of myself.  A bit more explanation is in order, I think…

I’ve been listening to Catherine Coulter’s FBI Thriller Series on audiobook while knitting all of the things!!!  There are 19 total.  I’ll be posting a bit about each as I finish it.  It may be a bit, as I’m waiting on credits for audible/paydays to get more.  I believe I have enough to get this series begun, at the very least…

As before, with the Anita Blake Series, if you click the links below, you will be brought right to that book’s analysis.  So, grab your project, sit back, and relax…  In the words of Vince Fontaine in Grease “Away we go!!!”  🙂


The FBI Series:

  1. The Cove
  2. The Maze
  3. The Target
  4. The Edge
  5. Riptide
  6. Hemlock Bay
  7. Eleventh Hour
  8. Blind Side
  9. Blow Out
  10. Point Blank
  11. Double Take
  12. Tail Spin
  13. Knock Out
  14. Whiplash
  15. Split Second
  16. Backfire
  17. Bombshell
  18. Power Play
  19. Nemesis
  20. Insidious (New, August 2016)


Book 1: “The Cove”

Photo Courtesy of Catherine Coulter's website

Photo Courtesy of Catherine Coulter’s website

As with every book in a series, it begins with a great mystery.  We hear about a woman named Sally (her last name is not that important, the further into the book we go, as she hates it as much as one could possibly hate their last name.  It’s Brainard, if you must know…), who is on the run from something.  It is not easily apparent as to what she’s running from.  We learn this shortly after reading the first few sentences.  Sally has to adjust a wig, which would tell readers that she is on the run…  It pulls you in, right from the beginning.  We learn that Sally believes she is running from the law after murdering her Stepfather, and then the men trying to bring her back to a Sanitarium.

She arrives in a small little town (The Cove) where her Aunt Amabel lives with her older friends.  It’s a mystery as to HOW the “World’s Greatest Ice Cream Shop” can singlehandedly bring The Cove back from the brink of decay and extinction.  All without the help of young people to do the work.  This fact doesn’t really bother Sally at first.  Her main concern is weither or not she’s been followed.  She believes that the only one who would be following her, is the doctor and his minions are the only ones who could be following her.  When in fact, FBI Special Agent James Quinlan has been following her.  He wants to know the truth of what happened to her Stepfather.

I won’t give away the mystery.  You’ll have to read it for yourself…  I’ll just leave this little tidbit.  Sally and James end up solving both issues together, along with the help from Special Agent Dillon Savich (a computer wizard) .  Their relationship started off with a rocky start (she ends up getting injured on her motorcycle trying to get away from him), but it grows from there.  So much, that we see them further down the road.


Book 2: “The Maze”

Photo Courtesy of Catherine Coulter's website

Photo Courtesy of Catherine Coulter’s website

If you were wondering, THIS is where I got the title of this entry from…  One of the cops said it at the very end of this book.  He, apparently, had been waiting the entire course of the book to say it.  To be honest, I had a feeling it was coming.  It would have been the first joke out of my mouth, given the main character’s name…  The author showed her restraint in making that joke at the very end of the book!  🙂  LOL.

This is another mystery.  It revolves around the growing relationship between Special Agents Dillon Savich & Lacey Sherlock.  Savich’s department at the FBI revolves around catching Serial Killers by using his computer programming skills.  The Maze (or String) Killer is the Guy that Sherlock has been chasing since she was 19, and is the reason she wanted to join the FBI.  Together, she and Dillon catch him twice.  He escapes from the mental institution where the judge had him committed due to how the trial ended up working out.  We learn at the same time that Sherlock does, HOW she knows about the kind of man that this Serial Killer actually is as we read on.

It was a REALLY good read.  Trust me, it’s worth a listen.  The reader does a great job as well.  There is a lot of subtle jokes/nuances to the story that may be overlooked if not read properly.  She does a great job, and I was engulfed in the story as I was listening.


Book 3: “The Target”

Photo Courtesy of Catherine Coulter's website

Photo Courtesy of Catherine Coulter’s website

Just started this today (9/22), and can’t wait to see what happens next!  It starts off with some great action!  🙂


Book 4: “The Edge”


Photo Courtesy of Catherine Coulter’s website


Book 5: “Riptide”


Photo Courtesy of Catherine Coulter’s website


Book 6: “Hemlock Bay”


Photo Courtesy of Catherine Coulter’s website


Book 7: “Eleventh Hour”


Photo Courtesy of Catherine Coulter’s website


Book 8: “Blind Side”


Photo Courtesy of Catherine Coulter’s website


Book 9: “Blow Out”


Photo Courtesy of Catherine Coulter’s website


Book 10: “Point Blank”


Photo Courtesy of Catherine Coulter’s website


Book 11: “Double Take”


Photo Courtesy of Catherine Coulter’s website


Book 12: “Tail Spin”


Photo Courtesy of Catherine Coulter’s website


Book 13: “Knock Out”


Photo Courtesy of Catherine Coulter’s website


Book 14: “Whiplash”


Photo Courtesy of Catherine Coulter’s website


Book 15: “Split Second”


Photo Courtesy of Catherine Coulter’s website


Book 16: “Backfire”


Photo Courtesy of Catherine Coulter’s website


Book 17: “Bombshell”


Photo Courtesy of Catherine Coulter’s website


Book 18: “Power Play”


Photo Courtesy of Catherine Coulter’s website


Book 19: “Nemesis”


Photo Courtesy of Catherine Coulter’s website


Book 20: “Insidious”


Photo Courtesy of Goodreads. As the book isn’t out yet, I expect the cover art will change.

When I saw that this one wasn’t due out until this July, I was excited to go and pre-order it.  I’ll do my review of it once I have finished it.  Until then, you’ll have to wait on baited breath with me!  Until then, CHEERS!  😉

Update 8/12: I got contacted by the Publishers to review this one, even before it was out…  You’ll have to wait a bit for this review, as I’m JUST about done with it!  But, it will be worth the wait, I promise you!  🙂



Hope you enjoyed my review of this series as I loved listening to them!  Till next time!  – Silver –