Nov 27, 2015

Book Review: Shadow Wolf

He wanted justice. For his family. For her. 

Elite tracker Kino Cosen is hunting for the drug lord who murdered his father. After a decade of searching, he's finally got the Viper in his sight—until a woman gets in the way. Now Kino has a new lead. Aid worker Lea Atlaha has seen the Viper face-to-face…and lived.

But now Lea's a target. And while Kino thinks he's protecting her because she can help him get justice for his father, he soon realizes that she's not just another witness. As the Viper moves in for the kill, Kino has to choose between his need for vengeance, the traditions of his tribe and the woman he has grown to love.

I really enjoy reading a tight, suspense filled romantic thriller.  They satisfy that need in myself to prove that love really goes conquer all.  But they have to be well written because content errors will pull me out the story quicker then a bucket of cold water.

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Unfortunately, I found errors in SHADOW WOLF.  When someone breaks a door down, I have to wonder just how they are able to dead bolt it five minutes later without fixing the frame.  Or why there are a few sentences that contradict themselves all in the same paragraph.  So love might conquer all but errors in the story line.

I really can't recommend this book to my readers because it was a struggle to finish it.  As soon as I would start to get back into the story,  I would thrown back out of the story.  It does looks like it would be a good book but it really needs to be reworked. 

*** I received this book at no charge from NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.  All opinions expressed within are my own.

Nov 26, 2015

Giving Thanks

English: Turkey dinner
English: Turkey dinner (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I know that most people Thanksgiving is a day to spend with your family enjoying a huge meal and time spent catching up with each other's lives.  Neither myself or my husband have any family close by that we associate with so it tends to be a day to relax and recharge our batteries. 

Now just so you don't think that we are turkey deprived,  I wanted to let you know that our monthly potluck in November is a huge turkey dinner where I do up the turkey and my chosen family & friends bring the side dishes.  Much less stress then trying to do the whole dinner ourselves.  And since I don't have to worry about cooking on Thanksgiving itself, I have time today to actually reflect on what I am thankful for.

  • I am thankful for my husband Saje Williams.  We have had our rough times but I have always known that you have my back.  I love you enough to marry you several times over.
  • I am thankful for my friends.  I tend to be a loner but my friends have become my chosen family and always there to help celebrate my wins and my sorrows.
  • I am thankful for my home which shelters myself, my husband and my menagerie.  I managed to purchase this home through the help of a good friend who I will always treasure.
  • I am thankful for my job which allows me to work from home and to ensure that I have a roof over my head.  I have worked for the same company for almost fifteen years and for the most part, have been treated well there.
  • I am thankful for my cirtters who are always ready to cuddle and love me.
I hope that you are having a wonderful day with your friends and family.
Nov 25, 2015


  • We had our Thanksgiving potluck on Saturday.  My job was to provide a turkey and I had a great coupon for Whole Foods for a turkey at $.99 per pound.  I went to grab one and discovered that it was a free range turkey that had never been frozen.  I wasn't sure if there would be a difference in taste but the flavor and the moistness of this turkey blew my socks off.  I think that I will only be getting free range turkeys in the future.
  • I understand why all the candidate put signs up all over the place but I really feel that there should be stiff fines levied against the candidates personally if there are any signs left out after the elections.  I could see giving them two weeks to clean up the mess but why should us taxpayers have to pay for the public services picking up their litter.  Isn't that why there is such a large fine against littering?

  • I was lucky enough to be chosen by Blueberry Cove Beads to receive one of their monthly kits.  Just look at all the goodies that came with the kit (there are a few more but duplicates of what you can see).  My next mission is to create some jewelry with it.  Be sure to keep an out for the pieces.  I just love those wooden snowflake buttons.
  • I decided to bite the bullet and upgrade to Windows 10.  If I absolutely hate it, I can always go back down to 7.
  • I think that my router is going out since my internet down in the office is only 5mbps which is really slow considering I should getting 150 mbps.  I know that being down a floor from the router will slow it down but it's an older router.
  •  Black tea with coconut sure makes a cold day seem warmer.  And I am not a huge fan of coconut but I have been loving it today.  I get mine through American Tea Room.  
  • Just found out that my supervisor is changing departments so I am getting a new supervisor.  Not a bad thing since the sup I am going to is one that I have been friends with for years.  He started out in the Sales department, went over to the Verizon team with me and then decided that he wanted to move up the ladder.   He has been with the company as long as I have so I won't feel as though I am training a new sup.
  • I am a bit worried about my Jindo.  BeiJing thinks that it is part of her job to come to work with me on the days that I work in my home office.  She's got her bed that she snoozes in and I enjoy her company.  So why am I worried?  My office is downstairs in the basement and her hips are starting to bother her.  And I can't see myself trying to carry a sixty pound dog down my steep stairs without killing both of us.  I think that it is getting close to time for her to retire but how to convince her without breaking her heart.
  • It's only taken a year and a half but Pooka, my wild child, will finally take treats from my fingers.  I have NO idea what was done to him before we adopted him but he has serious trust issues.