Review: Going Rogue by Chantal Fernando

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Title: Going Rogue

Series: Cursed Ravens MC

Author: Chantal Fernando

This was book 3 in the series (in fact, I don’t know whether there will be anymore books in this series, I need to look into it!)

Here is the blurb:

Love blossoms in the most unexpected of places in this sweet and steamy Cursed Ravens Motorcyle Club title featuring a hunky bad boy and a charming nurse.

The men might tease Rogue and call him pretty behind his back, but no one is going to say that to his face. As the vice president of the Cursed Ravens—and with an unpredictable and unruly temper—respect is given to him at any cost.

But Rogue reins himself in when he visits his mother in a local nursing home. Overwhelmed with guilt that he can’t take care of her himself, he can barely handle watching her fade away with dementia. And he knows the staff is exceptional—especially the sweet and beautiful caregiver who pays extra attention to his mom.

It isn’t easy working at a nursing home, but Zoe enjoys spending time with her favorite patient Anne. She knows Anne has a son who dutifully visits her, but when Zoe sees the tall, muscled, handsome stranger, she can tell he’s trouble—beautiful trouble. She knows he’s a Cursed Raven and she knows better than to admit she’s attracted to him. There’s no way she’ll date an MC member. Been there done that. But as Zoe and Rogue start to get closer, they realize one way or another, they’ll have to fight to stay in each other’s lives.

 

CJR THE BRIT REVIEW

 

Rogue! Just what I was waiting for!

Stuck in a rut, Nurse Zoe, needs some spontaneous fun….enter Rogue.

At 50% I was so happy. Life was good. Very good.

Then my heart shot into my mouth. I wanted to strangle Zoe. I was shouting at my kindle ‘for god sake woman’! I was holding my breath for the rest of the book waiting for the bomb to drop……..

Read for details!!! Yes I’m a tease!

Loved this but the star of the show for me was Vanessa! She needs her own book. Preferably with Prez!!!!

 

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The Weekly Epilogue: what I’ve been reading this week….

Welcome to The Weekly Epilogue! Hope you all had a good week?

I’m on holiday and have hardly no signal (waaaaaah) but I wanted to pop in with a quick weekly epilogue!

I’m having such a great time! The weather is good and the food and wine is even better!

Another bit of book news…..I increased my Goodreads Challenge to 150 books as I was only 7 away from my original total of 125.

Also, a plea! If anyone knows of any Autumn reading challenges, please can you link in comments as I need to push myself!

BOOKS I READ

Beneath the Haunting Sea by Joanna Ruth Meyer

Omg. Utter fabulousness! This book is on my reread pile.

WHAT I’M CURRENTLY READING

Irrevocable by Addison Jane

WHAT I WANT TO READ NEXT

Wild Like The Wind by Kristen Ashley

Sorry this post is a bit disjointed, creating on my phone with limited signal was hard!!!!

How was your reading week?

What books did you read?

5 books I want to read before 2019……

I was thinking the other day how we are in the middle of the year already and before I know it my Christmas tree will be up, I’ll drink too much at my office Xmas party then be singing auld lang syne and 2019 will be here before I blink!

I’m doing Beat the Backlist challenge this year but there are also some other books that I want to read before the end of the year.

Here are the 5 books I want to read before 2019 starts….

Dark Fever by Karen Moning

This was recommended to me (then I found out it was 10 books!) and have heard all good things about the lead, Jericho.

Trickery by Jaymin Eve

Again this was recommended and is the 1st book of a series but have heard all good things.

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

I’ve recently started following this author and she seems fabulous so I want to read her!

Six of Crows/Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

Shame on me that I still have these sitting on my tbr.

Have you got any books you want to read before the end of the year?

Beat The Backlist Challenge: July

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Here I am with my July update for Beat the Backlist Challenge!

It was such a great reading month after I didn’t read any books from my list in June! Sorry for the lack of covers/pictures but I am on holiday and my signal is so sketchy!

BOOKS READ

  • THREE DARK CROWNS BY KENDARE BLAKE
  • ONE DARK THRONE BY KENDARE BLAKE
  • NEVERNIGHT BY JAY KRISTOFF
  • GODSGRAVE BY JAY KRISTOFF
  • THRONE OF GLASS BY SARAH J MAAS

STATS

Total read for July = 5

Total read for June = 0

Total read for May = 2

Total read for April = 7

Total read for March = 6

Total read February = 4

Total read January = 5

DNF = 6

Overall Total Read = 35

Start Point = 48

Left to read = 13

Here are the books I have left:

  • THE THRONE OF GLASS SERIES BY SARAH J MAAS (5 BOOKS)
  • THIS SAVAGE SONG/OUR DARK DUET BY VICTORIA SCHWAB (2 BOOKS)
  • LUNAR CHRONICLES CINDER BY MARISSA MEYER (4 BOOKS)
  • STRANGE THE DREAMER BY LAINI TAYLOR
  • HIDEAWAY BY PENELOPE DOUGLAS

CJR The Brit – The Weekly Epilogue: 23-29 July

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Welcome to The Weekly Epilogue! Hope you all had a good week?

 

I’m going on holiday tomorrow! I cannot wait!!!

I’m all packed and my Kindle is primed and ready to go although, based on last year’s holiday, I didn’t hardly read anything but we shall see!

BOOKS I READ

Keeper of the Bees by Meg Kassel (arc) – look out for my review on the tour.

Hideaway by Penelope Douglas – I have tried to read this book 3 times and it was 3rd time lucky! Look out for my review on my monthly mini review post!

 

HOLIDAY READS!

I’ve picked out 2 books to read whilst on holiday. If I’m honest I’m not sure I will get a chance to read much at all but we shall see!

Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody

Beneath the Haunting Sea by Joanne Ruth Meyer

 

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

On the blog this week was…

Review – Flip Trick by Amo Jones

Review – Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas

Update – 20 Books of Summer

 

I’m off to try and contain my excitement – have a great week everyone!

Game on You Book Tag

I was tagged by Thrice Read to do this tag – thank you!  The tag was created by Rory at A Guy Called Bloke and K9 Doodlepip

 

The Rules:

  • Thank the nominator.
  • Answer 16 of the 19 questions.
  • Replace the 3 that you didn’t answer.
  • Q20 & Q14 must always remain intact.

 

My Answers:

  1. Are you currently reading a book, if so what is it?.

I am currently reading Heir of Fire by Sarah J Maas.

 

  1. Toast or cereal?

Toast and I cant stand milk!

  1. Choice weapon for survival during the zombie invasion?

A baseball bat?? Knock their heads off maybe?!!

 

  1. Horror or comedy films?

Comedy – I am a wuss!

 

  1. What helps get you through a reading slump?

Either binge watching a TV show or rereading an old favourite!

 

  1. What was your favourite sweet/candy as a kid?

Hmm… probably a Mars bar…..

 

  1. Going to the party or the library what’s your preference?

100% the library.

 

  1. What is your favourite tipple [drink]?

Rose wine

 

  1. Chocolate, vanilla, or strawberry cake?

Chocolate all the way!

 

  1. If you could time travel anywhere, where would you go?

Back to the days of Queen Elizabeth 1st – she fascinates me and her ugly temper would probably make me howl with laughter!

 

  1. What were you like as a child?

Quiet and shy!.

 

  1. How many 5-star reads have you had so far this year?

46/115 were 5-star reads for me!

 

  1. What’s the first sentence of the book that’s closest to you right now?

“He didn’t run from shit.”

 

  1. Which 3 questions will you be deleting to add your own in?

None!

 

  1. What’s your villain that you love to hate?

Catwoman!

 

  1. Ok, you are going to be shipwrecked on an island that has food and water, what three items would you need to have with you?

Selection of books, coffee and my son!

 

  1. Where you do feel the most at peace?

At home.

 

  1. What’s your dream job?

Being paid to read books!

 

  1. What music is currently your favourite?

Really I like everything!.

 

  1. The three bloggers you are nominating are?

I haven’t nominated but feel free to grab!

 

 

 

20 Books of Summer: Update

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I’m really loving the idea of this challenge, reading books off my tbr is life!!!

I didn’t do an update in June but I made sure that I stayed on track, woohoo!

I did swap a couple of books out due to a dnf and interest! Maybe picking so many up front wasn’t the way to go!

Here are the books I read in June and July:

  • An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson
  • By a Charm and a Curse by Jaime Questell
  • Knuckle Down by Chantal Fernando
  • Daughter of the Siren Queen By Tricia Levenseller
  • Hothead by Stella Rhys
  • Birthday Girl by Penelope Douglas
  • Legendary by Stephanie Garber
  • A Conspiracy of Stars by Olivia A Cole DNF
  • Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw
  • From Here to You by Jamie McGuire
  • Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake
  • One Dark Throne by Kendare Blake
  • Nevernight by Jay Kristoff
  • Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff

So in August I need to read the books below to complete the challenge! Wish me luck!

  • Beneath the Haunting Sea By Joanna Ruth Meyer
  • Ink, Iron and Glass by Gwendolyn Clare
  • Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody
  • This Savage Song by VE Schwab
  • Our Dark Duet by VE Schwab
  • Hideaway by Penelope Douglas

Review: Throne Of Glass by Sarah J Maas

Ok, I know I am so late to this party!

I don’t know why I haven’t read this series sooner and now I am regretting it! To put it simply, I am in love with it! All of it! The world. the writing, the characters and I cant wait to see what happens next!

Anyway…..I wont bore you with the blurb as I am sure that everyone has read but you can purchase here

CJR THE BRIT REVIEW

Superb. Just superb.

I was hooked. Couldn’t get enough of Celaena, Chaol and Dorian and all the shannanigans surrounding them!

And the intrigue! I was on tenterhooks!

And the promise of magic.

And the promise of friendships.

And the promise of love.

The promise of what could be.

Blew me away.

‘You could rattle the stars, You could do anything, if you only dared. And deep down, you know it, too.’

And in 5 words, near the end of this book, my excitement (and hope!) for this series soared…..

Review: The Museum of Mysteries by MJ Rose & Steve Berry

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Title: The Museum of Mysteries

Authors: MJ Rose & Steve Berry

 

I have never read these authors before but when I saw the synopsis I knew I had to read. Nothing more intriguing than ancient alchemy to fill my love of Fantasy and Paranormal!

Here is the blurb:

In the French mountain village of Eze, Cassiopeia visits an old friend who owns and operates the fabled Museum of Mysteries, a secretive place of the odd and arcane. When a robbery occurs at the museum, Cassiopeia gives chase to the thief and is plunged into a firestorm.

Through a mix of modern day intrigue and ancient alchemy, Cassiopeia is propelled back and forth through time, the inexplicable journeys leading her into a hotly contested French presidential election. Both candidates harbor secrets they would prefer to keep quiet, but an ancient potion could make that impossible. With intrigue that begins in southern France and ends in a chase across the streets of Paris, this magical, fast-paced, hold-your-breath thriller is all you’ve come to expect from M.J. Rose and Steve Berry.

You can buy here: https://amzn.to/2zQx20S

You can read an excerpt here: http://bit.ly/2O0cdTt

 

 

CJR The Brit Review

Firstly, it’s settled. I want the Museum of Mysteries to be real. Surely there has to be something like this in the world? And I want to go there!

I love a book with alchemy, magic and mystery and oh god, I was hooked. I can’t even tell you how much, each chapter was spurring me on, the alteration from past to present was just everything. I needed more!

The writers note. The shout out to history. To Kings. To maybe Kings. To scorned women. To Legend. This novella was just A+.