Audiobook Review: The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

Audiobook Review: The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman has a special talent – writing creepy and not in the same way blood or gore are creepy. Gaiman does not need to use curse words or violence.  His true talent is recognizing the childlike fears we hold inside and creating a story that explores the depth of them. The Ocean at the End of the Lane is such a great example of this talent.  The innocent fears of an everyday child come alive in this shorter story about an impossible journey.  Impossible, yet completely brought to life through the eyes of a child.  That being said, this is not specifically a children’s… Read more »

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#FitReaders Check-In Week 3

#FitReaders Check-In Week 3

WEEK 3 #FitReaders is hosted by The Geeky Blogger and That’s What I am Taking About.  If you are interested in joining – just click on the graphic below for all information!   I will be checking in every Friday so please join me! Check-in January 23, 2015 I am doing pretty good…even though my office looks like this.   All in all I have done very good staying within my points or calorie goal for each day.  The headaches are gone.  (Thank goodness) The downside is If I do not eat my afternoon snack by the time I get off… Read more »

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Cover Reveal for Commanded by Stacey Kennedy

Cover Reveal for Commanded by Stacey Kennedy

If you have been waiting to try out some BDSM (reading that is) and are wondering what to pick up – Club Sin by Stacey Kennedy is a great series!  Commanded might not be out yet, but at least we can drool over the lovely cover!  =) *** COMMANDED by STACEY KENNEDY Club Sin comes alive once again in this decadent new erotic romance from USA Today bestselling author Stacey Kennedy! Title: Commanded Series: Club Sin Author: Stacey Kennedy Author Location: Canada Genre: Erotic Romance (recommended for mature audiences) Release Date: July 7, 2015 Page Count: 240 Publisher: Random House… Read more »

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Healthy Eating & Dirty Reading with Selene Grace Silver

Healthy Eating & Dirty Reading with Selene Grace Silver

Welcome to the first author to be part of our Healthy Eating & Dirty Reading feature!  Welcome Selene Grace Silver and thank you for being our guinea pig first guest! Cuddle up with a blanket, a hot read and this International dish full of healthy lentils and chickpeas. A yummy one-pot stew/soup, harira is perfect for the colder months of the year. It’s also very easy to make. Plan for the hour of simmering required though, as that’s how the flavors blend and become rich. Chicken Harira 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 lb of boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch… Read more »

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Book Review A Tale of Two Djinns by Mina Khan

Book Review A Tale of Two Djinns by Mina Khan

A Tale of Two Djinns by Mina Khan is a sexy and fun novella.  Full of fascinating landscapes and original ideas! The flow of the story paired with a beautiful uniqueness made for a pleasant and entertaining read.  This novella is a story about two Djinns from opposing Djinn clans.  After an interesting night and more surprising morning, the shenanigans really begin.  Maya and Akshay are each very well developed characters full of personality and individuality.  I didn’t enjoy Maya’s inability to be honest.  For me it is always a challenge to understand where the character is coming from and why… Read more »

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Blogiversary #Giveaway – We Are 3!

Blogiversary #Giveaway – We Are 3!

Well, I almost missed it.  It is really hard to believe that I have been reviewing books for three years on this site.  It seems like unreal.  I have the greatest time getting to know fellow bloggers, awesome authors, and fantastic readers!  2014 was certainly not my best blogging year, but I plan to really amp up the heat this year! Changes coming: Booked & Loaded will be going to a newsletter style email system soon.  If you are already signed up and get an email every time I post something, you will start receiving them every week, once the… Read more »

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