Come on. November's not a bad month. There's so much to be thankful for including all my new email pen pals and especially National No Diet Day, otherwise known as Thanksgiving here in the US. So what else is going on? Count them with me
to add Rock House to Good Reads "Want to Read" and "Follow Author" There's no obligation but will give me a boost
Not a Goodreads person? How about Bookbub?
If you're not familiar with either of these sites, you should check them out. No cost but you get personalized recommendations for books, see what your friends are reading, and book bargains.
We had a lovely time the past fall traveling and I'm already making reservations for next year. If you want to get a camp site these day you must plan in advance. Also we have two weddings to attend next fall. (Maybe three but I'm not spilling the beans until February. Sign up for my newsletter to get first notice.
It's going to be exciting!
Whoot! Whoot! Whoot! I finally signed my contract with Wild Rose Press Books. This makes my fourth agreement with them. Stay tuned for more information but here's the blurb.
Jordan Vasilakis is on the run, living under the assumed name of Madeline Cielo. After a disastrous marriage to a notorious Greek business tycoon, she’s rebuilding her life as a jazz singer.
Police officer Michael Machau is friends with the House family, who have welcomed him into their lives. But their family is in danger from a woman who has already injured them.
Jazz House, a modern throwback to jazz music’s heyday, brings together a dedicated police officer and a woman living a lie. Can lives be rebuilt after so much destruction?
I'm going to need an ARC team or Advance Reader Copy. What is that? If you enjoy reading and aren't afraid to leave an honest review then maybe this is for you. Send me an email if you are interested and I'll send you the details no obligation.
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Book Review time
Pre-release copy via Netgalley.
I am a fan of Paranormal Romance, especially dragons. A large percent in this genre are steamy and use rough language. I gloss over these when reading, so my review will be based on the story, worldbuilding, and characters.
Fury of Destruction is a familiar world since I've read many of the previous books and looked forward to revisiting the Dragonfury world. One of the things that stood out to me from the beginning and carried throughout the story even more than the romance was the brotherhood.
Gage is the primary male lead. He and his two fellow metallic dragons have been damaged by the enemy who held and tortured them. (This is a previous story not detailed in this book) The relationship between them connected me to the main character more than any previous books. Gage is tough, no-nonsense, and a fierce warrior. But he is a warrior with heart. A huge heart. Not only do his friends count on him, but his leader respects him.
Samantha is the female lead. I adore her bright sarcastic wit, tender heart, and sheer courage. Sam has had a tough life, but she is an overcomer and someone you want to have a happy life. She rolls with the punches, and even when a scene overwhelms her, she recovers and keeps her humanity.
Worldbuilding and action are well done, never being too much or too little. The pacing keeps you rollicking along and often laughing out loud at the dialog between characters. The main characters get a satisfactory ending. So much room is left in this series, especially with the multiple antagonists.
Fans of paranormal romance will enjoy this book. I highly recommend Fury of Destruction. You can probably figure this out without reading the other books, but for the full richness of the Dragonfury world, start at the beginning and binge.
My TBR or TBL (listen)
I'm listening to Where the Crawdads Sing. Stay tuned and find out my thoughts on this bestseller. Have a wonderful November and Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate the day. I leave you with this-
I love to see the cottage smoke
Curl upwards through the trees,
The pigeons nestled round the cote
On November days like these…
John Clare – “Autumn”