ARC Review: Night Of The Vampire by L.E. Wilson!

Back again, folks with another ARC tonight! This one had me interested. It’s cover art is lovely! And the plot line was unusual enough that it was decent by my standards. But, the whole attraction/bonding somewhat instantly romantic trope that appeared from the start threw me off and it definitely bothered me. Now, I have been known to be interested in an instant love romantic trope scenario from time to time, but unfortunately, this wasn’t one of those for me. My interest didn’t hold for very long, and it started out being decent, but then I felt like it kinda tanked as it went on. It was very…typical vampire romance sort of thing. The kind you’d expect. Now, I have been known to be really picky with my paranormal romance choices for reviews, so it doesn’t surprise me really that in my circumstances, I wasn’t wowed by it. Others may have been. But I suppose I wouldn’t call myself a “typical” romance reader/reviewer. I often look for the author that can take the ordinary, to extraordinary and then take it up ten notches from there. For me, I felt this was ordinary. It was good. But for me, it wasn’t to my taste. I’d give it a 3/5 stars on the Goodreads scale because it started decent, but just didn’t carry through with what I think was intended. Well, that’s my take on it. Until next time, happy reading. -Caroline

ARC Review: Sandcastle Beach by Jenny Holiday!

Third ARC review of the day, folks! And yet another one of my fav sub genres, beach reads. You know, the type of book where you’re either enjoying a day on the beach or beside a lake, it’s that type. This one was rather enjoyable. It kept my interest and was definitely an easy beach read. Only thing I’d say is that it was a little bit on the too drawn out side of a slow burn type of romance for my taste. I like for them there’s romance, for it to happen in a timely manner. I would rate this a solid 4.5/5 stars on the good reads scale. It’s solid. Easy to get into. And I would definitely recommend it for this upcoming spring or summer break. With that said, happy reading folks.-Caroline

ARC Review: Pumpkin by Julie Murphy!

Yes! Yes! Yasss! This book folks is everything and then some! You will love it! Shoutout to the author who has yet again outdone themselves! Prom. Drag Queens. Small Town. It gives me LIFE! This is a definite 5/5 on the Goodreads scale, friends. You will not want to miss this! Great characters, solid plot, lots of Pride! This is how books need to be done. No spoilers here. But yass! This is everything! Seriously one of the top three best books I’ve reviewed this year! Y’all are in for a treat! So treat yourself! And make this a priority on your TBR! And with that, that’s all I got for now. Until next time, happy reading. -Caroline

ARC Review: The Little Swiss Ski Chalet by Julie Caplin!

And I’m back folks, with another ARC review for ya! This time it’s all about Julie Caplin’s new book, The Little Swiss Ski Chalet! It’s the newest book in her romance series that I was really, really looking forward to reading. I have read a few of the other books in the series, and I had yet again, high hopes for this one. Unfortunately though, my high hopes fell a bit flat honestly. I found myself bored because it was basically the same exact premise as her other books, just new character names and a new slightly exotic, romantic location. Reasons I was disappointed: Well, to start with, it began like almost all of the others, no spoilers but I don’t think this really is much of one, it started with a bad breakup. So bad breakup leads to big, new exciting life change for main character. Sounds great, right? I guess for some it might be but when you review enough romance books and recognize very, very familiar themes each time, it kinda kills the mood. This one, I felt could’ve been much more original. Was it good? I guess. But was it what I was looking forward to? No. I would rate this book a solid 3/5 stars on the Goodreads scale. And although that’s not terrible, let’s just say it could’ve been better. Well, that’s all I got for now. Until next time, happy reading. -Caroline

ARC Review: The SEALS Pregnant Christmas Lover!

Alright guys! I’m back with another ARC review fresh off the presses! As you all know, I used to really be into smut romance books, and from time to time I can still go for one. But, I seriously had trouble with this particular one. It wasn’t as sexy as I would’ve liked it to be. It was kind of… run of the mill. I really had high hopes for it, but nope. It got DNFed right in the middle cause it just didn’t make sense anymore. I don’t know. Maybe I’ve lost my touch with smut romances, or maybe it was just this book. We’ll see. But for now, I’ll give it a 3/5 stars on the Goodreads scale. And that’s all I have to say about it honestly. Stay tuned from more ARC reviews to come. -Caroline

More ARC Books Still To Come This Month on the Blog!

Well, hello there everyone. For a second time tonight! So, yes. I have started my daily ARC Reviews again and I have been approved for even more than I told you about last time. So here’s the updated list on what’s coming up for ARC Reviews on the blog!

  • My Contrary Mary by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows
  • Finding Love at Mermaid Terrace by Kate Forster
  • Meant To Be Immortal by Lynsay Sands
  • The Little French Bridal Shop by Jennifer Dupee
  • Night of the Vampire by L.E. Wilson
  • The Little Swiss Ski Chalet by Julie Caplin
  • The Lake House by Christie Barlow
  • Sandcastle Beach by Jenny Holiday
  • The SEAL’s Pregnant Christmas Lover by Leslie North and Katie Knight

That’s my list for now, folks. Get ready and get hyped, cause I got to read my booty off this week and the rest of this month to get these ARCs reviewed! Whew! Anymore that get added to the list, I’ll let you know. Until then, happy reading.-Caroline

ARC Review: Shine Your Icy Crown by Amanda Lovelace!

Guys! This is my first ARC Review in awhile, but let me tell you, this by far has been the best book I’ve read this year! It’s perfect in every way possible! I love the imagery that the author uses in her poetry. She’s so creative in the way that she uses fairytale references, both light and dark to describes experiences that she’s gone through in her life. It truly is a magical experience and I personally own every single one of her books as a signed hard back. I’m a fanatic about this particular author and her feminist ways, her strength and how she does truly show the magic of all women. I think this is her best work yet! The rhyme and reason of her words, spoke deeply to my soul, not just as a woman, but as a trauma survivor and a human being in general. This to me is a must read for this upcoming year, especially entering the new year month of January and or December. It’s so beyond perfection and she has outdone herself yet again. Great addition to the series, and I would give this book a 5/5 on the Goodreads scale for sure! Amanda, darling, you’re the human embodiment of perfection! Keep up the great work, and yes, girl! Women are certainly hella magic!

A little Bit of Delving Into the Confusion of my last Post, And what is coming up on the Blog!

Alright folks. Lemme just give you all an update in general, why I’m slightly confused about my last post, and what the heckin is all going on over here. So, let me start with saying, that today is the day that I’ve come out as Asexual to my friends and family. It’s a big step for me and it’s been kind of an uncomfortable one. Second, I’m not only blogging about reviewing books, but I’m also in the process of writing my own. Four different novel ideas are what I’m kicking around right now. And they’re all very rough at the moment in the beginning stages, but I figured I’d update you when I could. Two are going to be YA genre, and the other two will be more Adult General Fiction genre. Next on the agenda to discuss, my recent post about doing the Selection series over again. Well, let’s just say I’ve rethought that idea and have come to the conclusion that since we’ve already done that fairly recently, we probably don’t need to rehash it right now. It’s also occurred to me that I’ve been delving back into familiar, safe series that I love because I’ve had a lot of personal turmoil going on in my life recently. Which as a blogger, and author myself, turmoil or not, I’ve got to put that aside and step outside my comfort zone. Which is where the next announcement comes in. The following list is the ARC books that I will be reviewing on here in a timely manner.

  • Sandcastle Beach by Jenny Holiday
  • The Seal’s Pregnant Christmas Lover by Leslie North and Katie Knight
  • Shine Your Icy Crown by Amanda Lovelace
  • Little French Bridal Shop by Jennifer Dupee
  • Night of the Vampire by L.E. Wilson
  • The Little Swiss Ski Chalet by Julie Caplin
  • The Lake House by Christie Barlow

Now with that said, those are the ones that I’ll currently be reading and reviewing so I’ll keep you updated on their progress and reviews as they happen. It’s quite a mix, I know. I felt like a mix this time. It works though. So, keep a lookout for more posts as they come on those. I will be focusing on ARC reviews for the time being. And also updates about my own writing as an author and the creative process that goes along with it. So get excited, get hyped and as always, happy reading. -Caroline