Tuesday, December 1, 2015

The Godfather (Mario Puzo's Mafia) by Mario Puzo

The story of Don Vito Corleone, the head of a New York Mafia family, inspired some of the most successful movies ever. It is in Mario Puzo's The Godfather that Corleone first appears. As Corleone's desperate struggle to control the Mafia underworld unfolds, so does the story of his family. The novel is full of exquisitely detailed characters who, despite leading unconventional lifestyles within a notorious crime family, experience the triumphs and failures of the human condition. Filled with the requisite valor, love, and rancor of a great epic, The Godfather is the definitive gangster novel.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Undeniably You by Jewel E. Ann

One crazy dog—one awkward vet—one naked pool guy—and one life-changing month in California to make friends, fall in love, and twist fate. 

Who gets paid to walk a dog and recline by the pool all day? Sydney Montgomery, aspiring museum curator and professional house-sitter, that’s who. 

When her aunt and uncle need a house and dog sitter for thirty days in Palo Alto, Sydney can’t turn down the chance to be closer to her sister in L.A. Within twenty-four hours of her arrival, Sydney’s cleaning up runny dog poo, taking an uncooperative pooch to a handsome yet awkward vet, and being rescued from the bottom of the pool by a naked “pool guy.” 

Lautner, “pool guy,” has a hot body and a cool persona. With eyes of iridescent blue oceans, he is mesmerizing, sexy, and addictive. What he is not—the pool guy. 

Dr. Lautner Sullivan is a college wide receiver turned pediatric resident. He knows how to woo a woman with flowers, pastries, and sweet tea. Lautner is every girl’s dream, but Sydney is not every girl. She’s immune to rainbows, fairytales, pixy dust, and the “L” word. 

The attraction is immediate, the friendship is earned, and the love is undeniable. Thirty days is their forever, but forever is not long enough. 

A standalone Contemporary Romance novel! 

*This book contains adult situations and explicit content 17+

Saturday, October 3, 2015

End of Day (Jack & Jill #1) by Jewel E. Ann

Four caskets. Two bodies.
Jessica and Jude Day witness their funeral and that of their parents a few yards away from mourning family and friends. Stripped of the only life they’ve ever known, the Days say goodbye to San Francisco forever.
Six months later, two thirty-year-old misfits with elite self-defense skills and penchants for alcohol, sex, and trouble arrive like an earthquake to Peaceful Woods, a retirement community in Omaha, Nebraska, that thrives on rules and gossip. Welcome home, Jackson and Jillian Knight.
Jackson celebrates his new beginning by embracing his job and wiping his cavalier past clean with a temporary oath of celibacy. But Jillian’s past is branded into her soul—the deaths, the insanity, Dr. Luke Jones, and the need to make her lovers bleed. Her chance for redemption comes in the form of a next door neighbor, one Senior Master Sergeant Monaghan. He’s sexy, dangerously alluring, and riddled with emotional issues from years of service. He’s also … So. Damn. Grumpy. 
Their mission is simple: Let go, start over, don't kill anyone, and pray that nobody wakes the dead.

Earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust; in the sure and certain hope of the Resurrection to eternal life.


Friday, October 2, 2015

Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling


Do you want to know which books are closest to my heart? HARRY POTTER!

I don't care that they are young adult books. Harry Potter is the reason I read today. I'm being serious. CliffNotes was my best friend. The library was a place I never entered. The library was my alibi so that I could play with my friends.

But J.K. Rowling had the magical touch to transform my attitude towards reading. 

I remember going to Barnes and Noble with my girlfriends for those release parties. I didn't dress up, but I did wear some thick glasses. I even have some pictures as proof... but I'm not going to post them. 

Why am I posting about Harry Potter after so many years? Because my blog feels empty without a little Hogwarts. Now that it's posted, my mission is complete. BOOM!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Twilight Series by Stephenie Meyer

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Twilight was the first vampire series that I fell in love with. I wouldn't say that it's my favorite, but it is definitely in my top 10. These were also the last hardbacks that I've ever purchased. I miss the smell of books, but I enjoy the convenience of ebooks much more.