Raven’s Peak Review

Abigail’s world shatters when she loses the one person that meant more to her than anybody else. Her father figure when he sacrificed himself to save her. She will do anything it takes to find a way to bring him back. Meanwhile, the Council does not approve of her investigation and sends her to do other tasks instead. Along the way, she meets Haatim. They are thrown into each other and forced to work together to save each other and a small town from the evil that lurks in it.I really adored this book. If time had permitted that I finished this all in one sitting, I would have in a heartbeat. It was just such an amazingly intense book. I was spooked yet thrilled to read more. This is definitely one of those books that just leaves you on edge and has you screaming obscenities! Well, screaming them silently in your head anyways!There wasn’t really much I disliked about this book in all honesty. The flow was very smooth. The characters were easy to connect to. The tone was set pretty much perfectly. There were certain things that I wish could have been drug out just a little more and other things that I wish could have been explained just a little more, but those are just little picky things of mine. It’s kind of hard to find criticism in a book you wanted to devour in one sitting!I was really amazed by how the flow of this book just kind of progressed and then slowed and then progressed again. It was steady, but it was perfect. There was no long and drawn out moments. It was just really awesome. I can’t complain about it at all. I hope that the rest of the books in this series follows suit! They definitely have a high standard to reach in my book!I feel like you only really get to know two characters and that the rest are background characters, but that isn’t really a problem. I loved the two main characters. They were easy to connect with and just adore! I totally consider Abigail a fictional girl crush! She’s just so bad ass! I was a little leery because I thought it was going to turn into a fall in love type thing, but it didn’t. They were just the perfect team! Which was great!I will have to give this a full star rating! I’d give it more than a full star rating if I could. It’s just so amazing. It’s taking everything in my power not to pick up the next book and devour it right now! If you like horror type books, this is definitely the book to check out. I felt like this was Buffy meets Supernatural in a way. I loved it! It was so great!https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30657877-raven-s-peak I’m an independent consultant for four companies. You can find the links to their pages below as well as a link to my Patreon page. All contributions will be appreciated and rewarded. The rewards are listed on the page. If you could, please help support this:https://www.patreon.com/wssphotographyandfreelanceIf you’d love to join or buy nails from Jamberry:https://willowstarserenity.jamberry.com/us/en/If you are interested in removing the chemicals out of your life please check out Young Living (Please put my member ID in when signing up. 11810375):https://www.youngliving.com/vo/#/signup/new-start?sponsorid=11810375&enrollerid=11810375&isocountrycode=US&culture=en-US&type=memberAre you a leggings fan? Check out Lala Leggings:https://www.mylalaleggings.com/#WillowStarSerenityLove to shop Amazon? Need more Kindle books? Click here:http://amzn.to/2ut0RRz

Source: Raven’s Peak Review

Hooked On Books Readathon Wrap-Up

So, this weekend was a very last minute Readathon. I’m sure I’m being hard on myself, but I didn’t read as much as I’d like. I know I made a great progress though. I’ve been putting a very detailed log of the readathon. I’ll be doing this for all future readathons as well. I may overlap the next three readathons though since they overlap.Saturday, July 15th, 2017:12 AM to 4 AM: Audio Hours. Listened to The Silver Thread by Emigh Cannady. Left off at 93%4 AM to 10 AM: Sleep10 AM to 3 PM: Reading Hours Got caught up on Serial Reader (a free app where you can read a section a day of a variety of classic books).Great Expectations by Charles Dickens: I read three sections of this. Left off at 79%Pride And Prejudice by Jane Austen: I read four sections of this. Left off at 41%3 PM to 4 PM: Audio HourListened to the rest of The Silver Thread by Emigh Cannady -frustrated-4 PM to 8 PM: Reading Hours30th Century: Escape by Mark Kingston Levin Chapter 5 (10%) to Chapter 14 (30%)8 PM to 10 PM: Audio Hours Started listening to Should’ve Known Better by Cassandra Carr. Stopped at Chapter 5 (17%)10 PM to 12 AM: Reading Hours30th Century: Escape by Mark Kingston Levin Chapter 14 (30%) to Chapter 15 (34%)Sunday, July 16th, 2017:12 AM to 2 AM: Audio HoursShould’ve Known Better by Cassandra Carr Chapter 5 (17%) to Chapter 7 (40%)2 AM to 8:30 AM: Sleep8:30 AM to 1:00 PM: Reading Hours30th Century: Escape by Mark Kingston Levin Chapter 15 (34%) to Chapter 17 (44%)Charles Dickens On Serial Reads: One section. 79%-81%Pride And Prejudice On Serial reads: One section. 81%-83%1 PM to 2:30 PM: Audio HourShould’ve Known Better by Cassandra Carr Chapter 7 (40%) to Chapter 10 (60%)2:30 PM to 6 PM: Reading Hours30th Century: Escape by Mark Kingston Levin Chapter 17 (44%) to Chapter 20 (54%) Marked DNF6 PM to 8 PM: Audio HoursShould’ve Known Better by Cassandra Carr Chapter 10 (60%) to Chapter 14 (81%)8 PM to 10 PM: Reading HoursRaven’s Peak by Lincoln Cole Prologue (1%) to Chapter 2 (14%)Books Finished: 1 Well, that’s all for now! I hope you enjoyed this wrap-up! I know I did a great job, but I guess, in the end, we are our own worst critic! I hope you were able to get a lot of reading done this weekend! If you enjoyed this blog, feel free to check my other blogs! Until next time! I’m an independent consultant for four companies. You can find the links to their pages below as well as a link to my Patreon page. All contributions will be appreciated and rewarded. The rewards are listed on the page.If you could, please help support this:https://www.patreon.com/wssphotographyandfreelanceIf you’d love to join or buy nails from Jamberry:https://willowstarserenity.jamberry.com/us/en/If you are interested in removing the chemicals out of your life please check out Young Living (Please put my member ID in when signing up. 11810375):https://www.youngliving.com/vo/#/signup/new-start?sponsorid=11810375&enrollerid=11810375&isocountrycode=US&culture=en-US&type=memberAre you a leggings fan? Check out Lala Leggings:https://www.mylalaleggings.com/#WillowStarSerenityLove to shop Amazon? Need more Kindle books? Click here:http://amzn.to/2ut0RRz

Source: Hooked On Books Readathon Wrap-Up

The Silver Thread Review

Annika was returned home after her idea fixed the block of the portal. Months of separation drive both her and Talvi mad until he can take no more and goes out of his way to find her. Once they reunite, the magic doesn’t seem to last long. Soon they are trying to figure out if they are compatible and if they made a mistake in getting married. Can they reconnect or is the honeymoon over for these two?I really adored this book! A lot of books I read that are in a series, I love all of the series, but usually, the first book is always my favorite. Not this time, though. I loved this book way more than I loved the first one! And that’s saying a lot since I LOVED the first one! I feel like I could relate to a lot of the characters. The only thing I didn’t like so much was that a few of the characters that I adore very much didn’t get as much of a highlight in this book. A few of them were mentioned and given a few places here and there, but they weren’t in the book as much as I liked them to be. But this is more of a personal thing than a critique of the book. The plot in this book was amazing. I saw some reviews about the book not really having a plot, but I disagree with that. Yes, it could have been elaborated and tightened up a bit more, but it was still great! I could make a critique on the foreshadowing storyline, but getting into it would put spoilers in my review. I loved all of the characters. They were so relatable. I love how sassy Talvi and Annika are. And honestly, Finn is a total book boyfriend for me. I can’t remember his name, but the fairy that went with Talvi was my absolute favorite character. He was just so hilarious!!!I chose to give this book a full star review because it’s just amazing. I can not wait to dive right into the third book! I fell in love with this story. I fell in love with the characters. And I will not spoil anything, but I find the author highly evil. I’ll leave it at that. I fully recommend this book!https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34662089-the-silver-thread I’m an independent consultant for four companies. You can find the links to their pages below as well as a link to my Patreon page. All contributions will be appreciated and rewarded. The rewards are listed on the page. If you could, please help support this:https://www.patreon.com/wssphotographyandfreelanceIf you’d love to join or buy nails from Jamberry:https://willowstarserenity.jamberry.com/us/en/shop/party/home/0999c8d8-8d26-4d6f-b354-8b178e004cafIf you are interested in removing the chemicals out of your life please check out Young Living (Please put my member ID in when signing up. 11810375):https://www.youngliving.com/vo/#/signup/new-start?sponsorid=11810375&enrollerid=11810375&isocountrycode=US&culture=en-US&type=memberAre you a leggings fan? Check out Lala Leggings:https://www.mylalaleggings.com/#WillowStarSerenityLove to shop Amazon? Need more Kindle books? Click here:http://amzn.to/2ut0RRz

Source: The Silver Thread Review

Weekly Photos #2

To start with, I want to say that this week has been entirely devoted to trying to meet my goal for Jamberry. I am sad to say that I did not hit it. I’m hoping to sell $41 worth by the end of the day to keep my sales rank, but only time will tell. Needless to say, I’ve been so focused on it, I haven’t taken a lot of pictures. So here are the few I did take. Enjoy! Was my weekly TBR pile. Been distracted all week so I’m still chipping away at See What I’ve Done by Sarah Schmidt. Still a good book though! Took two pictures of myself because I thought my hair looked really good. I like the glow of my face more though. It really makes me look happy. Proof I’ve been Jamberry obsessed all week. I still think this bundle is a great deal though! $58 dollars for four wraps, an application kit, and a heater???? Heck four wraps by themselves are $60! At the least!

Source: Weekly Photos #2

Author Spotlight: Paige Dearth

I had the honor of reading a great book called Mean Little Liars. Afterward, I was so moved by the book that I contacted the author to talk to her. I find her very amazing and talented. I also find that she is a very strong and determined woman who I am honored to have met. I have included a bit about her as well as her links and an interview with her in this blog. Paige Dearth was a victim of child abuse. She writes real-life horror and refers to her work as: Fiction with Meaning. Stories teach lessons and Paige hopes that awareness through fiction creates prevention.Paige will continue to write stories about young children who need to overcome adversity and then take you on their life’s journey. Her goal through fiction is to get readers so invested in the story and characters you will become one with the tome. You will shed tears of joy, grief, rage, and horror. You will be emotionally invested in the outcome. She wants her readers to be thinking about the story long after they have turned the last page.Some may say why write about such controversial and difficult subjects. Paige feels that if we look the other way and don’t address society’s fears no real growth will ever happen. As Ben Franklin said: “Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are.” Society should not look the other way because a subject seems too difficult to handle, just remember her books are fiction but people live through these real-life horrors.So, buckle up and take a Paige Dearth life changing journey. It may take you into a new world of renewed enlightenment to make a difference and change the life of a child.Amazon Author Pagehttps://www.amazon.com/Paige-Dearth/e/B008NWZ30OWebsitehttp://paigedearth.com/Goodreadshttps://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5100156.Paige_DearthFaceBookhttps://www.facebook.com/paigedearthThe Interview:1. How difficult is it to write the type of books you write?The subjects I write about are difficult social issues related to children. My books are written from an emotional level, meaning, that I need to feel the emotions for them to be a part of my book. As an author, in my mind, I literally become each of the characters as I am writing them. I have to feel their pain, horror, happiness, love, bravery, courage and every other emotion to do each of them justice. You may have heard authors use the term method writer, well, that’s what I consider myself to be. If I can’t physically be in the situation I give myself the time to transport my mind into the scenes where my stories take place. I do this to the point where my vision is blurred by my tears (good thing I know the keyboard well).2. What inspired you to write Mean Little People?Let me start by saying this was a different story for me because it’s the first time I used a male protagonist. I was inspired to write Mean Little People from the encouragement of my readers. Many of them wanted to know the back story of Tony and Vincent; both characters were in my novels When Smiles Fade and One Among Us. Of course, there couldn’t be Tony and Vincent without Salvatore. I chose Tony to be the main character in Mean Little People because I was more drawn to him. Tony is the gentle giant, the type of bad guy that you love and actually cheer for him to get revenge. I had intended for this book to be a novella, but once I started writing I felt like the story deserved more, so I made it a novel. I also learned that I am not a novella girl.3. Did you have to do any research with Mean Little People?I did some research on infamous mobsters, specifically to understand how these violent killers were also lovers, friends, and family men. I was inspired to base this book in bullying because I was bullied as an adult. Having the ability to reason and given my life experiences, I found being bullied put me in a lonely and hopeless place. This made me wonder how children manage through constant torment from their peers. I used the feelings of my own bullying experience to bring through the real deal. I wanted to show what could happen when a child is bullied and will do anything to protect themselves. I’m not so sure why we have such mean little people in this world, but I tried to put a spotlight on the subject because it’s so difficult to live your life when others are torturing you.4. Were there any characters in the book that just kind of wrote themselves into the story?Yes, Donato just hap

Source: Author Spotlight: Paige Dearth

The Flame And The Arrow Book Review

Annika is devastated and confused not knowing where her life is heading. She decides to take time away from her life to spend at her uncle’s for a brief time away. While there, she meets a mysterious man who intrigues her attention. The circumstances that follow them meeting gets her trapped in another realm with types of people she didn’t even know existed.This book is so creative and imaginative! I just couldn’t get enough of it! I loved it! I listened to it in an audio book, but I will find a way to own a physical copy of this book to have on my shelf! I’ll obtain the rest of the series too! It’s so addictive and fun! I loved all the characters and their witty humor. It was an amazing read.The narrator was great! He did such a great job giving all the characters their own flair and bringing the story to life in a vivid sense. I loved it. It didn’t hurt that he had a very dreamy voice. I didn’t let that distract me from the story too much though! I fully recommend this book! I can’t wait to get my hands on the rest of the series! It’s witty, it’s fun, it’s realistic (to an extent of course), and it’s edgy! It’s everything I love in a book. I love to be kept on my toes but wowed with witty characters! I’m so glad I got to read this book!https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31565950-the-flame-and-the-arrowhttps://www.amazon.com/Flame-Arrow-Fantasy-Paranormal-Romance-ebook/dp/B004BSGKH4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1498821915&sr=8-1&keywords=the+flame+and+the+arrow (Currently Free)Rating: 5 StarsFormat: Audible Audiobook I’m an independent consultant for three companies. You can find the links to their pages below as well as a link to my Patreon page. All contributions will be appreciated and rewarded. The rewards are listed on the page. If you could, please help support this:https://www.patreon.com/wssphotographyandfreelanceIf you’d love to join or buy nails from Jamberry:https://willowstarserenity.jamberry.com/us/en/If you are interested in removing the chemicals out of your life please check out Young Living (Please put my member ID in when signing up. 11810375):https://www.youngliving.com/vo/#/signup/new-start?sponsorid=11810375&enrollerid=11810375&isocountrycode=US&culture=en-US&type=memberAre you a leggings fan? Check out Lala Leggings:https://www.mylalaleggings.com/#WillowStarSerenity

Source: The Flame And The Arrow Book Review

An Explanation To My Absense

There are many reasons why I haven’t posted on here in awhile. For those of you who remember me, I posted almost daily for awhile. Then a bunch of things changed at once and I was homeless for awhile. Luckily, not long. I wish all homeless people can say that. Sadly, while we were homeless we also lost our car. Totaled it in an accident. Luckily nobody was hurt.So, when Niumeannounced that they were taking revenue off, I just figured I could use a break from here. I wanted to figure out if I was on here because I really loved the web page or because I really loved the idea of finally making money doing the thing I loved to do the most.It turns out that it’s neither of them. I come here for my readers. I come here to read what you have to say as well. I come here for the community of the matter. With that being said, I’m going to return. I can’t make up for the past blogs. I will be posting on here from now on though.Here’s a link to my blogger blog for the blogs that I did while away:http://wssthoughtsandbookobsessions.blogspot.com/

Source: An Explanation To My Absense

Philosophy by Rahmel Garner Review

This is a very quick and easy yet complex read. It was very enlightening. It’s definitely the type of book that really gets your brain going. I especially loved the poetic parts. I read most of it out loud to my dogs. They didn’t really appreciate that. Other than a few little typos, there really wasn’t anything wrong with this book. It could use a little polish, but most books out there can. It doesn’t matter how many times a book is gone through. Mistakes will always be found. I really loved the author’s witty references and way of speaking. It was humorous and entertaining. It was also educational and inspiring. I fully recommend this peace. I was blown away by how amazing it was to read. It definitely exceeded my expectations of it for sure. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32862689-philosophyRating: 5 StarsFormat: Kindle E-Book

Source: Philosophy by Rahmel Garner Review