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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Reading progress update: I've read 23%.

A Cowboy Never Quits - Cindi Madsen

OMg That was the best ! Bwhahahahhahhahhaha


The Mood In this Image Is Perfection

Listening to this now :p
Listening to this now :p

What Happened in China During the Zombie Outbreak ?

Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead: Typhoon - Wesley Chu
Chinese zombie apocalypse
We all know The Walking Dead here in America, we've seen the total destruction and hoards. Well now imagine China with nearly 1.4 billion zombie ready bodies all crammed in a small location. Imagine the size of the hoards, it would be like a typhoon hitting the living.. It is frightening on a whole new scale. The characters are a mix of people from China and from America, civilians, military and other. People stuck in the country after the zombies spread, and the government mislead them. There is a touch of political drama, that fits nicely into the story unfolding and makes it very believable. The characters are relatable, easy to cheer on or wish a slow death. The action was intense at times, making it hard to put the book down and get some sleep. I loved it. I'd really love to see a new series from this book, let's get out of America and see how some of the rest of the world is handling things.
Bravo Wesley Chu.

I received a copy of this from the publisher for an honest review

An Action Shot of Me This Whole Month

It Was Great a Great Story But Missing A Connection

Sapphire Flames (Hidden Legacy #4) -  Ilona Andrews

I loved the story, and want more I need to find the connection I felt was missing from this first book in Catilina's story. I have read these authors enough to know they leave no stone unturned and will get to it. How long must I wait ? LOL
Don't hate me but I didn't love it as much as I expected. Why ? It was Catalina, and Alessandro the tension, the chemistry the tingling in my toes just didn't happen. I never got the connection, yes she has a schoolgirl crush but we didn't see enough of it to feel it. It was just there, without the sparks that would draw them together. In previous books I never doubted the lust/love levels, this one I would believe one could just walk away. Maybe I'm just expecting them to stay in a pattern, oh now that would be terrible. The unexpected is a good thing. Okay so I didn't feel the lusty feeling, the rest I loved. I will wait with grabby hands for the next book.

Reading progress update: I've read 64%.

Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead: Typhoon - Wesley Chu

Lesson learned-never go on a river cruise in china during a zombie outbreak, and never ever ever with children ! 

Reading progress update: I've read 10%.

Sapphire Flames (Hidden Legacy #4) -  Ilona Andrews

Oooh uber hot guy with mega skills walks into the room and kills it. I love an good entrance

Reading progress update: I've read 54%.

Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead: Typhoon - Wesley Chu

My zomtober continues, another excellent read from Kirkman

What would You Do If Zombies Were Real ?

The Living Dead Boy - Rhiannon Frater

Story 4 stars Narration 3 stars Zombies ! On audio ! Bring on the hoards ! Josh is a future hero and he doesn't even know it. At 12 he plays at being a zombie hunter. Josh and his friends have a club, where they watch movies, reading books, preparing for the future. Yes they are bullied at school, labeled the nerds. Then the unthinkable happens, zombies become real, their fantasy becomes reality. The world goes crazy, people die, and these children will have to be the strong ones. They will have to save themselves in a world gone crazy. I really enjoyed this story. The main characters are children but it didn't feel like a children's book. It dealt with some adult level issues, through children's eyes. What a ride- I laughed, cringed, my heart broke, and cheered with them. Really fabulous characters you can relate to and believe in. The narrator on this first book was a little montone for the action in the book. (IMHO) The following books have different narrators who really bring the emotion into the story with their voices. Get the next Books ASAP there are cliffhangers

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

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Kiersten White
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