Thursday, December 13, 2018

3rd Book in The Green Princess Trilogy and More with a Linky

The Green Princess Trilogy:
Flourish (Book 3)

The Green Princess Trilogy: Flourish: Book 3 by [Burke, H. L.]

About the Book:

Title: The Green Princess Trilogy: Flourish (Book 3) | Author: H.L. Burke | Pages: 283 | Genre: Fantasy | Recommended Ages: Young Adult and up

Book Description:

Bryce and Kitrin defied kings and magic to be together.

On the eve of happiness, an act of dark magic creates a barrier between them. One too strong even for love to overcome.

A sprung trap separates Bryce from his friends and beloved Kit. Assumed dead by his allies in the flora magi rebellion, he finds himself at the mercy of his closest relative—and greatest enemy—Fire King Langstyn. With foul powers, the heartless king turns Bryce into a weapon against Kit.

Pregnant, alone, and believing her beloved lost forever, vengeance burns within Kit's heart. Langstyn stole the only man she'll ever love. Kit won't rest until he's paid for his crimes.

When the truth of Bryce's captivity reaches her, Kit's torn between standing with the rebel army and sacrificing everything to save her beloved. The flora magi need her as their leader. Her unborn child needs her care. But Bryce is her heart.What good is victory if it means heartbreak?


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My Review:

Flourish, the final book in The Green Princess Trilogy, is intense! Bryce gets ripped away from Kit at a time when she needs him most. She's pregnant with their first child when she hears the most devastating news that Bryce is dead. But there are some things worse than death as both Kit and Bryce are both about to find out.

Wynna, who we meet in Book 2, plays a key role in Book 3. I knew that I wanted to see more of her and so I was glad when that was the case. Regyn is just as awesome as usual. He gets a lot of good lines in this book and Wynna too. Sprout, the plant dragon, plays a very minor role this time. I would have liked to have seen the plant dragons being utilized in at least one battle. This book has a powerful final chapter with the epilogue being the icing on the cake!

Disclosure: I received an ARC of this book. This is my honest and voluntary review.


Nyssa Glass's Clockwork Christmas
A Christmas Novelette by H.L. Burke

Nyssa Glass's Clockwork Christmas: A Christmas Novelette by [Burke, H. L.]

My Review:

Nyssa Glass's Clockwork Christmas is a stand-alone novelette reminiscent of O. Henry's "The Gift of the Magi." I've always loved that story and this one won't disappoint. H.L. Burke's rendition is full of steampunk references with a few surprises and plenty of interesting characters.

Nyssa and Ellis are both good at tinkering and creating new inventions. They also have each other's backs. This will be their first Christmas together and they both want to find each other the perfect gift. Things don't always go as planned and things go downhill before they go up.

I recommend that you read at least one other book in the series first to understand the main characters better, but it's not completely necessary. Some of the back story is scantily explained to help the reader follow along, which is a good thing, because too much recapping can get tedious. This is an awesome steampunk Christmas story and I highly recommend it!

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Heidi Burke and Christina Morley

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Dragon's Curse - Book 1

Dragon's Debt - Book 2





About the Author:
H.L. Burke


Born in a small town in north central Oregon, H. L. Burke spent most of her childhood around trees and farm animals and always accompanied by a book. Growing up with epic heroes from Middle Earth and Narnia keeping her company, she also became an incurable romantic.

An addictive personality, she jumped from one fandom to another, being at times completely obsessed with various books, movies, or television series (Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, and Star Trek all took their turns), but she has grown to be what she considers a well-rounded connoisseur of geek culture.

Married to her high school crush who is now a US Marine, she has moved multiple times in her adult life but believes home is wherever her husband, two daughters, and pets are.

For information about H. L. Burke's latest novels, author news and events, or to contact the writer, go to the H.L. Burke author website.

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Flowers at the Botanical Garden and a Linky


These photos are of the Karoo Desert National Botanical Garden's spring flowers, which are no longer in bloom. We thankfully visited at the tail end of it and I got these pics. Amanda loves running along the paths, especially the little maze. Now we're having summer. Amanda will be playing in the sand over Christmas at her grandparents' beach house instead of the snow. She still wants to experience snow though.














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Thursday, December 6, 2018

3 Clean Christmas Romances and a Linky!

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Christmas with the Recluse
by Victorine E. Lieske

Christmas with the Recluse by [Lieske, Victorine E.]

My Review of
Christmas with the Recluse:

This is a wonderful Christmas romance with all the feels. This is not just a fluffy story; it's deeply moving and one point had me nearly in tears. If you've ever lost a loved one, then you'll identify with these characters. Alexander is rude and abrasive while Charley is a breath of fresh air. The limited staff at Alexander's estate and the UPS guy are also fun side characters. Something I would have liked the author to develop further was showing off Charley's skill as an antique appraiser either during the story or in the epilogue, since it is a passion of hers.

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A Tree for the Billionaire
by Michelle Pennington

A Tree for the Billionaire (Southern Billionaire Romance Book 4) by [Pennington, Michelle]

My Review of
A Tree for the Billionaire:

This is a "two weeks notice" romance with its own sweet characters and their touching story. It's a feel-good story and perfect for Christmas time. In fact, I think the title should have been "A Christmas for the Billionaire" since it's the holiday that makes the story more than an evergreen tree.

Kate has given her all in the past 2 years as the personal assistant to her billionaire boss, Christopher. She realizes that she can no longer work for him, since her heart breaks every time she sees him with a new dazzling girlfriend. When she hands in her notice, Chris realizes what he's about to lose and he's determined to change her mind. What he doesn't realize is that she is in love with him and he hasn't even had a chance to consider his own feelings for her. A Christmas holiday, something that he would normally never take, puts things into perspective. Kate isn't willing to play games - to be just a passing fling - but she is willing to show her boss, before heading home to her parents, that Christmas can be a special time of the year.

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Taming Scrooge
by Sophia Summers

Taming Scrooge by [Summers, Sophia]

My Review of
Taming Scrooge:

Taming Scrooge is a wonderful clean Christmas romance with an interesting storyline. It's no wonder that Ezra Stone has been named Mr. Scrooge. He has bad memories of Christmas and only cares about making a profit with his new resort while Star Henley cares about more than just the bottom line. The two are pushed into working together on the Festival of Trees and sparks fly. Both Ezra and Star run hot and cold in this entertaining read. The chemistry between them was described simplistically. A clean read can still have good chemistry. It's a quick read and perfect for the holidays.

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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Our Son's Birthday and a Linky

Jessica, Jeremiah, and Samantha

Our son, Jeremiah, turned 22 on Saturday. He's the oldest with 3 younger sisters: Jessica (20), Samantha (18), and Amanda (10). My mother-in-law took us out to lunch at the Lust Bistro and Bakery near where she works. It's located between Paarl and Franschhoek on the Vrede en Lust Wine Estate. Lust means "pleasure" in Dutch, Afrikaans, and German. Amanda wasn't with us because she was at another birthday party and my father-in-law was working. In case you're wondering, we live in South Africa.


Samantha

Me and Hubby

Jeremiah and his dad

Jessica, Me, Samantha, Jeremiah, and Grandma (Nana)


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