Monday, February 9, 2015

Grab the smelling salts because you are about to be overwhelmed!

Let me tell you about this amazing new story, The Bold and the Dominant. I've read the first 2 books in this series (One Dom to Love and The Young and the Submissive) and they were HOT hot. So I knew going into this third one that I'd be wowed. The only word that fell from my mouth in the 18 hours it took to get through this entire book was "NO!". With varying degrees of emotion. A surprised no. An angry no. A bashful no. A shocked no. And at the end, a devastated no that I have to wait for the last book to come out. I seriously cannot wait to hear about Raine and Macen and Liam.

To be more detailed, just after becoming an item, the three central characters go through some truly hellacious scenarios. At times, I wanted to throttle Liam. I understand his insecurity but Lord, man, grow a pair sometimes! And Macen (I absolutely refuse to call him Hammer. He's not a mobster!!)....well, I will say I don't think he's my favorite of the two. But together, he and Liam are perfect. And the erotic scenes are nothing short of breathtaking.

Seriously, though, that very last line....that's what you leave me with??????? Whaaaaa!!!!!!

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Zoey Derrick is my new crack addiction


69 Bottles has got to be one of the best new series I've read in a long time. I started out with Claiming Addison, which on it's own is a super sexy book. You can see my review in a previous post. But Craving Talon? Holy moly, did we hit the motherload! I have never swiped across my Kindle screen as eagerly or as quickly as I did with Talon's book. There was drama and messiness and fighting and loving. But what I was really waiting for, and what I got in spades, was for Talon and Kyle to truly come together. I've read other books where there may be some M/M erotic scenes, but they always come across as awkward or not very realistic. I mean, no lube, really? Good luck with that, honey. Zoey, on the other hand, writes these scenes as if she's been there and observed firsthand the eroticism of the moment. (That's a whole other bag of questions for Ms. Derrick at another time, and some bribery for pics. ;-) )

For the honesty value, I will say I did receive an ARC of this book in exchange for my review. But I would have paid for it, and still written this same review, because it is amazeballs. Truly. I need a movie version, and I believe I need to personally audition the roles of Talon and Kyle. I mean, gotta get it right, am I right??

Off to stare longingly at my Kindle, awaiting the day when Kyle's story comes floating across my screen, and my heart. And various other places. ;-)

Friday, January 16, 2015

Love this new series by Zoey Derrick!!

If you haven't heard about this author, OMG you NEED to run out and scoop up her books. Don't walk, run. And grab a friend. Because you are going to need someone to talk about these stories with! They are the hottest thing to cross my Kindle in a very long time...and that's saying something since I read some pretty provocative material!! Much love, Zoey, on a job well done!!! 

Claiming Addison - 69 Bottles #1 by Zoey Derrick

Claiming Addison - 69 Bottles #1
Book 1 in the 69 Bottles series is Claiming Addison. It introduces us to some sexually driven and gorgeous characters Addison, Kyle, and Talon.

When these three people meet, the immediate sexual chemistry is CRAY-CRAY. It's hot and steamy and vulnerable. A little of everything. There is more than enough to leave you hot and bothered and wanting.

MMF, MFM, FMM, I love these types of stories. However, most authors just CANNOT get the MMF angle right. They gloss over the important parts, but even more, they usually won't even touch on the males touching or kissing or being intimate. I love how Zoey incorporates the ENTIRE threesome into intimate situations, sometimes together, sometimes separate, but always loving and safe.

This book is part of a three book series and I am DYING for the next 2!!!

Thursday, January 8, 2015

2014 Dance Recital is in the books!

And it was amazeballs. So fluid and the girls did fantastic! This was Kennedy's very 1st recital, and she handled it like a pro. Raegan has been dancing for years, but even she pulled out some moves that I've never seen her do before! Especially her acrobatics dance. HOLY COW!!!!!! Congrats and well done!


Long Time, No See!!

It's been an undeniably very long time since I've made a post! But in my defense, I have a very valid excuse. We are in the middle of remodeling a foreclosed home that we bought and it's taking up all of my time! Between that, my full-time job, and my part-time one day a week cleaning job, I'm pooped! But so thrilled....this is going to be amazing for my family! Here are some before photos...I'll be posting "after" photos as we go along. We got an unbelievably amazing deal on this house from a friend's parents....so uber excited!! We will hopefully have the bedrooms and a bathroom ready within the next month, and work on the rest as we are living there. *Famous last words*

Pantry...there's not one in our current house that we've been in for 10 years so I am beyond thrilled!!

View 1 of kitchen

View 2 of kitchen/dining combo

Master bath (will be a tiled walk-in shower eventually)

Corner of back yard

Back yard...A POOL!!!!

Dining room by kitchen...or breakfast nook?

Front entrance

Front of house

Kennedy's bedroom

Direct view of kitchen

Living room 

Master bedroom

2nd view from front

Pool....it's like 14 feet deep!

Raegan's room

Front yard

This used to be a garage that they enclosed...it will be the girls' dance studio with a small section for my gym

Man Cave

And here are the kitchen cabinets as they look now...just finished!!!


Monday, March 17, 2014

Modeling gig and happy girls!

So the girls and I had a modeling gig recently and I am so happy about how the photos turned out! A local photographer was wanting models for photos to update her stock photography (photos that photographers sell to magazines, http://www.shutterstock.com/cat.mhtml?prev_sort_method=popular&gallery_id=799525&safesearch=1&sort_method=newest&page=1). It's the first job for both of the girls and they did an amazing job. Very professional and they took it very seriously. I'm so very proud of them! Below are some of the photos that were taken...maybe you'll see them in a magazine soon!











Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Wow! Insanity Round 1: COMPLETE!!

It's been awhile since I've posted. Way too much going on around here! With the holidays, my girls taking dance classes 3 days per week, church on Wednesdays, and doing Insanity 6 days per week, it's been a mess!! I, however, did find the strength (pun intended) to complete Insanity! I finished it up 3 weeks ago and I must say, it feels great! I started a second round after I finished it so I am one of those crazy people who apparently didn't get enough the first time. ;-)

My stats for now:
Starting Weight: 168.8
Current Weight: 141.8

Waist: 34
Hips: 37.5
Biceps: 11.25
Thighs: 19.5
Chest: 36

I've lost a total of 26.2 pounds and 23.25 inches! Yay!!!! I feel amazing, and these size 8 pants feel even more amazing. I'm thinking another 5-7 lbs and I'll be exactly where I want to be. :-)