Yodamom Finds her Force

The greatest adventure is what lies ahead.
Today and tomorrow are yet to be said.
The chances, the changes are all yours to make.
The mold of your life is in your hands to break.

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien.


Eclectic reader, nerdy, mother, animal rescuer, beach addict, kayaker, foodie and fan of books that slip me into another world. A life long reader, explorer, traveler and day dreamer who enjoys getting lost in worlds filled with mythical beasts, demons, shifters, vampires and other beasties.






“Tu n'es rien d'autre que ta vie.”
― Jean-Paul Sartre


"You're nothing but your life."
- Jean Paul Sartre


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Chilled Me To The Bone And It Was 80 Outside

Whiteout - Adriana Anders

Get a blanket, warm slippers and something hot to drink before snowshoeing into this read. Baby it’s cold inside this book and then it HOT but that has nothing to do with the weather. It’s about two people who are running away from their lives and a horrendous plot to kill millions.
Favorite line “The Iceman Cometh” < wink >. So the story is set in a remote scientific station near the pole, frozen beyond cold. Angel is the new hire, the cook for the station. Coop, one of the scientist, is the stick in her side, Mr Grumpy. He is colder than the ice surrounding the place. He spends most of his time out on the ice so when something goes wrong and he comes back to a nearly empty station he has no idea what happened, till he finds a certain cook. The cook, Angel is traumatized, horrified and broken. It doesn’t last long she’s not there to die. She’s a hero here, and Mr Grumpy knows it. Together they take steps to survive with little to no chance of making it. Remember it’s cold, and they have to stay warm somehow when it gets dark and there is no generator. :P Here come the toe tingling bits, it’s slow and delicious. It’s not all warm generating going on the guys who destroyed the station are now looking for them.
What an intense read. It has it all, intense action, uncertain future, difficult hard won relationship, snark, and so much more. I loved and hated the characters as they ere writer. The good was so awwwww, the bad, ugg they were nasty bits of evil ! Fun read !
I received a copy of this from the publisher for a honest review

Everytime it Goes Away I Fear It's The Last And Then..

I Just Love This Authors Characters

A Cowboy Never Quits - Cindi Madsen

Jessica is a young mother of a teenage daughter. She thinks her daughter is going down the wrong path, one she’s already been down. Jessica is a good mom and takes charge. She takes a job as a cook at a camp for troubled teens, that is known for turning them around. Unfortunately for the whole camp, she can’t cook at all. She tricked her way in, willing to bend the truth to save her daughter. Wade is the lead cowboy at the family run camp and he doesn’t trust her, his family hired her. Yes, he’s a hunk, a sweet sexy hunk in boots. Her exaggerations and his polite cowboy ways lead to a sweet fun romantic story.

I laughed so hard imagining these characters eating Jessica’s food. I may have looked disturbed. Warning don’t read this in public. :D

I just love Cindi Madsen’s characters, she always writes people I’d love to live next door to. I can’t help but care about them and that makes the story such a better experience.

Bravo Ms. Madsen, you did it again for this reader.

That was Steamy

Mr. Sinful (Heartfelt Book 1) - Serenity Woods

4.5 seriously hot sexual exploration romantic read

Reading progress update: I've read 23%.

Mr. Sinful (Heartfelt Book 1) - Serenity Woods

<fans self > this one is very hard to put down ! Sexy, romantic and funny ! Friends to more, lots of history, lots of fun

Bad parenting Leads to Love

Serpent & Dove - Shelby Mahurin

4- man I hate the mother in this, really really hate her. The father isn't much better, so prepare yourself for some crappy parent figures. I had to get that out, i was that mad at them when I finished this book. This was an unexpected enjoyable read. Great characters with deep dark secrets, danger, and challenges in beliefs, it all made for a great read. Now i need book 2, there was a cliffhanger ending and I need to see one character go down !

Reading progress update: I've read 78%.

Serpent & Dove - Shelby Mahurin

Men can be so stupid

Coffee Time

Merry Christmas

Reading progress update: I've read 5 out of 528 pages.

Serpent & Dove - Shelby Mahurin

Only 5 pages in and liking the way this was written already. Thanks to ScoobyDoo for the push 

A Beautiful Story of Life and Death From a Cat's POV

The Traveling Cat Chronicles  - Hiro Arikawa

The connection between man and animals goes so deep. Such a wonderful tale from a cat's POV. Nana, who is a male cat, his tale has the shape of the 7 character so Satoru named him so. Nana was a stray, until an injury left him vulnerable, Satoru rescued him and gave him a home. They form a bond, well the cat deside to stay for awhile, because you know it is always up to the cat. Time passes Satoru and Nana develop an unbreakable bond, even when faced with a great change. Nana and Satoru go on an adventure.
*Spoilers below*
Oh this book ! I really enjoyed the Japanese view on life and death through this cat's eyes. The connection with the people, the earth and ancestors it was beautiful. The end of a life even short was so respected and almost celebrated. Nana readies himself for his transition by training the next generation (kitten) the ways. In the end Nana was always his cat and they will see each other again, when the time comes.

Happiness in a Cup

Rewarded For Good Behavior

Purple Haze

The Burning Shadow - Jennifer L. Armentrout

4.5 (spoiler alert if you haven't read previous books)
It was a 3 then it grew into a 4 and bam the last 10% Went 5 stars with it's twisted wicked ending.
Humans can be such jerks ! Kill Kill Destroy, Kill, Overpower, Manipulate, and Own It All. Mwhahahahaha I'm so anti human right now, even wearing my alien lover badge. They thought the worst of the worst was over, but they were wrong.
Luc, Purrr Purrr he makes my inner cougar very happy. Oh dang it I went there. He's a dreamy package with purple eyes, PURPLE ! I don't care if he's a teen character. Him and Nadia/Evie are such a connected couple, I love a long drawn out courtship. there is no insta hormone loving teenager stuff here, thankfully.
Oh the ending ! Wicked Ms. Armentrout has a twisted soul for leaving me hanging like that. I thank you dear author, you rocked it out !

Reading progress update: I've read 287 out of 426 pages.

The Burning Shadow - Jennifer L. Armentrout

No no no I don't want it to go this way I'm not going to look, no I'm not !

Reading progress update: I've read 87 out of 426 pages.

The Burning Shadow - Jennifer L. Armentrout