Friday, September 30, 2016

Bound by a Dragon, by Linda K. Hopkins

It's about time for another review! I think I'm behind... Well, when am I not, but I actually forgot to get my review up for the last Drizzt book, Maestro, and the next book in that collection is coming out next month! I'll get a review of Maestro up before the next book is released, I promise. Man, there were some memorable scenes from that book, and I actually can't wait to cover it.

Okay, so onto Bound by a Dragon, by the lovely Linda K. Hopkins. 
This book was a solid three stars. I didn't dislike the book, but there wasn't much of the book for me to fall in love with either. It's a very mild book. The highs weren't high and the lows weren't low. However, I still enjoyed the story and the characters and would recommend this to a younger reader who might want to get started in supernatural romance. 

As I said before, despite the title, this book is very mild. Could I have possibly been hoping for a good ol' Kathleen E. Woodiwiss bodice ripper? Perhaps. It's been awhile since I've indulged in a steamy, medieval romance and those were always my favs. I did not find it in this book, but the characters still managed to worm their way into my heart. With the book being such a lite and quick read, I will probably pick up the rest in the series at some point. 

Man, I am super behind on my reading this year. Maybe I shouldn't have binge watched all of Fringe and two seasons of American Horror Story. And Daredevil. And Lucifer. And Once Upon a Time... and the list goes on. Oh well. A good story is a good story however it's being told. I realize the 'good' part of that is relative but leave me my vices. 

It's the last day of September and the original deadline to have all my chapters turned over to my editor, but I knew that goal was smudged a while ago. However, things are still progressing well for me to finish before November, but I have a lot to get done before NaNoWriMo. October is going to be busy busy busy!

I'll be back soon with a Maestro review, and until then, here is a snippet of Bound by a Dragon.

Happy reading!!

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

American Horror Story

It's time for season six...


I just finished binge watching Freak Show and Hotel, so I'm ready for this to get started! It amazes me how different the characters are from season to season, and nothing beat Dennis O'Hare in Hotel. Just amazing performances all around, but I terribly missed Jessica Lang in Hotel. Gaga was a fantastic addition to the cast, though, and I can't wait to see what season six has in store!

A short book update... Things have gotten slowed down lately due to the day job. Unfortunately, I lost two weeks worth of editing time for Dreamland - Part Two, but I am now back on track. I wanted to be finished by the end of this month, but that doesn't look like it's going to happen. Chapters are still going out to editor number one as I finish them, so hopefully it won't take me much longer to finish than I originally planned.

Short update, I know, but I needed to get something up here! I'm still reading the Harry Potter books, so I'm not sure if I should review per book or after the series is done? I'm only on book two right now, so I'm still undecided!

Also, we have a new Drizzt book coming out next month as well, so another thing that's making me all jittery!

Man. All these new shows and new season. This is my favorite time of the year!