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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Don't Bury me in Alaska

A Grave Denied - Dana Stabenow

Murder, nut jobs, evil men, first kisses and crispy homes in the Alaskan wild. Poor Kate, she has had a black cloud over her for the last several books and this one dumps some more on her. Johnny's mother must be dealt with, Ugg the witch ! Kate handles her like a boss, Woot Woot ! She nearly loses everything, even her much loved Mutt. A man the Park trusted has shown up dead, it a strange place with no obvious clues. Jim asks for her help, and while she's digging she finds out that they didn't know who this man was at all. And then there is another murder, and an attempt or two to kill Kate. Caring about Kate can drive you nuts ! Chopper Jim will agree with me on this I'm sure, because he goes a little nuts himself. Chopper Jim has bitten off more than he can chew. LOL At the end of the book I could see Kate's wicked grin at the end. The game has begun. :D
This was a fun, exhilarating ride with my Alaskan girl. I've already ordered the next book.

Reading progress update: I've read 300 out of 352 pages.

A Grave Denied - Dana Stabenow That freaking Ba$^ard ! Mutt, no no no no no no no !

Reading progress update: I've read 176 out of 352 pages.

A Grave Denied - Dana Stabenow

Damn Kate, Life just keeps kicking at all your sensitive parts. 

Sexy Fun Vacation Time Read

All Grown Up - Vi Keeland

Sexy, experienced and young Ford is looking for a more mature woman. He's tired of the 20 somethings he's been bedding. Val, a more than 2o something, has been divorced for 2 years and is looking to start dating again when her BFF opens an online dating account for her she meets young Ford. Let the games begin ! Sexy, romantic, with wonderful characters.

Reading progress update: I've read 167 out of 326 pages.

All Grown Up - Vi Keeland

Oh I want some WANT That was Smokin HOT

Reading progress update: I've read 39 out of 326 pages.

All Grown Up - Vi Keeland

Aww I love it when characters text/talk for a while before ever meeting it adds so much to the relationship. These two are fabulous, fingers crossed for them both

Her Personal Life Drama Bleed All Over This Book

At Death's Door (Deadman's Cross #3) - Sherrilyn Kenyon

Val was betrayed, tortured and turned into something else that was not how she was made. She lost her love, her life, her body, her trust and her soul. What else could the Gods take from her ? Not much so they give her something precious back and then bargain/blackmail her to let her keep a touch of what she wants. It's not a good bargain, it's a dark one feed on hate, lies and revenge. Finding the truth and fighting for her heart will make or break her. I love this series of haunted pirates and demons. It's got all the elements I love in a book, adventure, blood, tears, strong women, magic, Acheron and other hot men. Sigh~ Acheron <3. Unfortunately, this one was not my favorite of the series but still an entertaining read and a worthy adventure for these characters I've grown to love in this author's series (Dark Hunters, Dream Hunters and this one) one world three groups. I enjoyed the outside characters more than I did the main characters of this story. This one had a personal feel to it that was distracting me from the enjoyment of the story. There is a horrible long death written into the book, that relates to something in real life for the author. I just couldn't break away from thinking about it and her pain. Then POV's and timelines kept changing and it was hard for me to catch on to what time or pov had it switched to. It was so confusing, I had to backtrack too many times, and still it was a struggle to figure out what was what. Val, was such a waffler. I love him, I hate him, I will hurt him, I'd never hurt him. She would sitch back almost in the same breath, and she did it so much. Lastly the info dumping at the beginning was overwhelming. The first 35% was filled with names history, acts, times, it was almost enough to make me quit the book. Will I continue the series in this world, yes ! I know these people and can't wait to see where they end up. I received an advanced copy of this book for an honest review

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Reading progress update: I've read 52%.

At Death's Door (Deadman's Cross #3) - Sherrilyn Kenyon

Finally I feel like I've waded through all the muck to reach the shore where the story really begins. I could have missed the first 35% and been very happy.

Reading progress update: I've read 35%.

At Death's Door (Deadman's Cross #3) - Sherrilyn Kenyon

I love him I hate him I can't live without him I can't wait to ill him hate/Love Hate/Love - WTH ? Pick one, and stick with it ! Or better yet, talk to the man and find out the truth instead of listening to his enemies you idiot

Reading progress update: I've read 25%.

At Death's Door (Deadman's Cross #3) - Sherrilyn Kenyon

  I am not enjoying this at all. It' is so jumbled to me, all these people, timeline jumping that is so confusing, I have to go back nad back to reread and then I'm still not sure. Omg the trust, lies and quotes about it are ARGUH Such and ugly confusing vibe! I love the first two, what is going on here ? I may DNF this and rop the series if it continues

Reading progress update: I've read 7%.

At Death's Door (Deadman's Cross #3) - Sherrilyn Kenyon

I'm a bit overwhelmed with info and charter dumping at this point. There's just so many characters/timelines/back history. I feel like i need to draw a diagram

Some Happiness and A Warm Mutt

A Fine And Bitter Snow - Dana Stabenow

Kate, Mutt, Johny, Jim, Dan, Bernie, Gal.... I love all these characters. They've all been through some seriously hard times in the last two books and are finding some bits of happiness finally. I love the direction Kate is heading, it is a healing path. She has been living a life that has kept her from fully healing her past pains for so long.
There is a mystery, a good one. People close to Kate die, it's a tangled web filled with diversions, lies and horrible truths. That's all I'm going to say. For me this series is more about the Park family than the mysteries solved that is just the bonus. I can't wait to start the next book

Reading progress update: I've read 68 out of 320 pages.

A Fine And Bitter Snow - Dana Stabenow

Wahoooo, this is going to make things very interesting. Somebody is moving into the hood. I'm doing the happy dance, be glad this isn't a video. :P

Reading progress update: I've read 32 out of 320 pages.

A Fine And Bitter Snow - Dana Stabenow

I like zee Flirty Jim and who he is after. He's a sneaky fox and I want hi  to catch his prey

This Hit All the Spots

Rules of Redemeption - T.A. White

Holy smokes that was so good. I'll re-read it, shoot I want to see the movie. It would be such a fabulous movie ! It was Star Wars' space action, Star Trek's lovable characters, Oceans Eleven scheming, humor and some seriously cool creatures. The romance is there so well written into the story it was perfectly done (IMHO). Oh my gawd, Graydon, sexy, super macho, distant, difficult, grumpy, did I mention sexy ( shutters ) I love a man that can be great when he needs to. ** Wink ** The MC Kira, was a broken, self built, haunted, isolated, strong, intelligent, generous, loyal and selfless. woman. I cheered for her big time and the rest of the characters, and cried with their pain.
There was one thing I didn't like. It ended and the next in the series isn't out yet. Oye, It ended with such a fun cliffhanger. Luckily, was at home so the public didn't have to witness my snorting laughter at the stinger ending. BAM

Gross and Gory Just The Way I Like Then

Dead World Resurrection - Joe McKinney
Great short zombie stories. Dark and rotting like a zombie should be. I enjoyed them and will read more from this author.