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Fred and the Disappearing Monsters: Children's Ebook: Friends Can Scare Monsters Away! by Lynda Raymond

Fred and the Disappearing Monsters: Children's Ebook: Friends Can Scare Monsters Away!

Fred sneaked out of the house for an adventure. Little did he know that three Murky Monsters awaited him! Unaware of the danger, Fred plods along, making new friends as he goes. He meets Mr. Cat, Shirley Sheep, and Russell Rabbit, who has a magic nose! Find out how they vanquish the Murky Monsters together!

This book was such a cute little read. I didn't expect much as well it's a kids book BUT as I watched Joleah smile,  her little eyes light up, and she would point at the "monsters". It was the best feeling. She would giggle and laugh as I made animal sounds and changed my voice. She has never set through and entire story yet. She's only 15 months. Ya know there's better things than books, aka MICKEY MOUSE. She sat through this entire story. SCORE ! This was a mommy first and I was so proud. As I said those familiar words, THE END, she was fast asleep. It was the best feeling ever. Knowing that she liked this book so much is why I totally give it 5 stars. HIGHLY recommend. 

Lynda takes great delight in providing your children with entertaining books that share valuable life lessons. As caring adults, all of us want the children in our lives to grow up to be happy and well-adjusted. We want them to excel academically, socially, and emotionally. Lynda Raymond Books are developed with this in mind.

Lynda Raymond is a veteran teacher and school counselor. She has taught all levels of public school, including university classes. She has served as an elementary school counselor, helping both children and parents. She has also led conferences for parents and students.

Lynda holds a PhD in Counseling Psychology. She brings all her experience and knowledge to the creation of books especially for your children. One of Lynda's favorite activities is reading with her three precious grandchildren! She wishes all of you many cozy reading times! Thank you!


Wounded by Jasinda Wilder

** This is one of my OLDER reviews**


War has taken everything from me. My family. My home. My innocence. In a country blasted by war and wracked by economic hardship, a young orphan girl like me has very few options when it comes to survival. Thus, I do what I must to live, to eat, and I try very hard to not consider the cost to my soul. My heart is empty, and my existence brutal. 

The one impossibility in my life is love.

And then I meet HIM.

War is hell. It takes a chunk out of a man's very soul to do the kinds of things war demands of you. You live with fear, you live with guilt, and you live with nightmares. If you haven't been through it, there's no understanding it. War leaves no room for love, no room for tenderness or softness. You gotta be hard, closed off, and ready to fight every moment of every day. Lose focus for a split second, and you're dead.

Now the only thing that can save me is HER

This book is unlike Jasinda’s other stories. This one is DARK , TWISTED, and VIOLENT… YET….BEAUTIFUL, SENSUAL, and INTENSE. I loved the way she gets so INSIDE the characters head. The way Jasinda lets the readers inside of Rania’s head lets them FEEL and UNDERSTAND more of who she is ? why she has done what she’s done? The way Jasinda tell’s Rania’s point of view it’s as if you ARE Rania. You feel her emotions. She does the same for Hunter. Hunter has had a troubled past and is just looking to move on with his life. He didn’t count on falling for one of the local girls. Jasinda does the same with Hunters point of view. She lets us in on EVERY aspect of his pain, emotional ties and the journey of trying to resist Rania. There story had me all over the place emotional wise. I felt sorrow, pain, love, angst, and romance. I was SURPRISED by reading this. I was not expecting to like it as well as I did. It started off slowly but after Rania and Hunter finally meet… held my attention through out to the end….GREAT JOB ON THIS JASINDA !

My words are spoken to the rhythm of our body’s union... #Wounded @JasindaWilder
( I do NOT take credit for this graphic. I found it on PINTEREST )


NEW YORK TIMES, USA TODAY, WALL STREET JOURNAL and international bestselling author Jasinda Wilder is a Michigan native with a penchant for titillating tales about sexy men and strong women. Her bestselling titles include ALPHA, STRIPPED, WOUNDED, and the #1 Amazon and international bestseller FALLING INTO YOU. You can find her on her farm in Northern Michigan with her husband, author Jack Wilder, her five children and menagerie of animals.

Jasinda is represented by Kristin Nelson of the Nelson Literary Agency.

Book 2 has just been released ! 



The Dom with the Kink Monsters -Sorcha Black **GUEST REVIEW**

*****This is a GUEST REVIEW by Lisa *****

The Dom with the Kink Monsters (The Badass Brats) (Volume 5)


The Dom with the Kink Monsters, coming April 22nd, 2014.

The Kink Monsters need a drummer and Cobalt Harbor is fresh out – that is, until Ramsay moves into town with his girl, Saya. Tall, dommy and charismatic, Ramsay’s exactly what Winter and Mack have been looking for. 

But the new couple complicates things. Winter and Mack’s loving, S&M dynamic gets sidetracked by their attraction to Ramsay and his sub. Proximity, BDSM and animal attraction throw the band into seething sexual chaos. 

As though things weren’t complicated enough, sudden popularity and a new deal-breaker tangle the relationship into a mess that none of them know how to unravel. 

Warning: Explicit sexual content, dubious consent, M/m, F/f, M/f/f/m, BDSM, knife play, needle play, anal play/intercourse. 

Part of the Badass Brats Series, but can be read as a stand-alone.

This is LISA's Confession =)

5 Stars!

Warning: Explicit sexual content, dubious consent, M/m, F/f, M/f/f/m, BDSM, knife play, needle play, anal play/intercourse.

Did that get you attention? This book is amazing! You won’t be able to put it down!

Mack and Winter are looking for a drummer, not a couple to play with or get involved with. When they find Ramsey and his girl Saya nothing with ever be the same for the four of them.

From the first page, you know this is going to be a steamy, hot read-- but it's so much more than just amazing sex. The characters come to life within the pages and as a reader you are so attached to them.

"Where most people gossiped about the kink, they had no clue about the love."
This is part of the Badass Brats Series, and I recommend them all. However, this book .This book does great as a standalone.

Sorcha Black write books about the lives of marginalized women making space for themselves in their lived realities. Her focus is generally their relationships with others, as well as with their evolving definitions of self. Angst, humor and love are all central to my work.

In her real life, she's a fan of tattoos and foul language. Sorcha lives in Canada with her husband and their shoe full of children.




I can NOT thank you all enough. I was so excited to see my likes increase and then to check back and hour later and see them DOUBLE. I was amazed.  As promised I'm giving away this SIGNED by all TNVAE AUTHORS swag bag WITH some awesome swag included. I'm not gonna make you "like" all authors but I do want to give them SOME credit. It's their name on the bag after all . All you have to do is give a shout out to some (like 5 of your choice) of them on their FACEBOOK pages. Tell them that A Bookie's Confessions sent you to say Hi ! . IT'S THAT SIMPLE ! 


(Clicking Authors names will take you to their FACEBOOK page )

Wanna know more about TNVAE ? Check out their WEBSITE


Tennessee Valley Author Event 2014

I was so excited to attend this event as a volunteer. I got to help in some of the organizing. However I will NOT take any credit. All credit goes to Kathy the event HOST from Romantic Reading Escapes. She done an amazing job. She is literally QUEEN BEE of organization. I also got to meet some of her "friends" Polly, Sally and Brenda. I love them ALL. So first THANK YOU KATHY, for a AMAZING first BIG book signing. I know you said you didn't "swing" that way but you girly totally popped a cherry =) .

The authors... OMG! I loved them . They were AWESOMESAUCE wrapped up in BACON =) (I use food anologies when STARVING) .

 I was so busy that I didn't get a chance to chat with everyone. I did get a chance to chat with Savannah Leigh. I loved her she is the sweetest thing and her little assistant was just the cherry on top. 

I got to also spend some time with my sista from another mista =) Katie Ashley . I adore this woman. I have mad love for her.. In her words.. I love her HARD.

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I got to meet so many authors that some are starting to run together. I'm so excited to go to another event. CANT WAIT . 

I got to meet a bunch of fellow bloggers. The Book Blog girls were CRAZY COOL. Shanean from Just One More Romance was such a sweet gal and HUGE help at the event. I got to even meet my gal pal Jen from Babu's Bookshelf. There were several that I didn't get to meet though =( . I did have a FIRST experience from one blogger . She Hearts Books actually recognized me from my blog name. That's a HUGE first for me. For someone to say " HEY, I know you I follow your blog" so of course I had to get a selfie .

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I got a TON of swag Items from almost EVERY author. The swag is the next best thing aside from the meet and greet . This event has some of the most CREATIVE swag I have ever seen. My swag haul took up 2 bags. Speaking of bags. Check out the SWAG BAG signed by ALL authors. This will be a giveaway item when the FACEBOOK page hits 500 LIKES . 

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BOOKS.. lets not forget them. I got 4 Signed books 2 for me and 2 for you all for giveaways !

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VERY WICKED THINGS by Ilsa Madden-Mills

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Very Wicked Things (A stand alone Briarcrest Academy novel) is on sale for a limited time 

for .99 cents!!

Book Description:

Ballerina Dovey Beckham is a scholarship student at Briarcrest Academy, determined to prove 

she’s more than just a girl with the wrong pedigree. She does whatever it takes to succeed in her 

endgame, even if it means surrendering her body but never her heart.

Until the day she meets him, and he rips apart all her well-laid plans. Suddenly, the girl everyone 

thought unbreakable might just shatter.

Cuba “Hollywood” Hudson is rich, spoiled, and a star football player. With his fast cars and 

superficial girlfriends, he lives the high-life, hiding his secrets from the world.

Until the day he meets her, and she offers him something he’s never

But once in a lifetime kind of love doesn’t come easy...especially when dirty money, past sins, 

and old flames threaten the very fabric of their lives.

Welcome to Briarcrest Academy, where sometimes, only the wicked survive.

WARNING: This new adult romance is dark and edgy with mature content. Over 18 please.



Very Wicked Things 

Book #2 of the Briarcrest Academy Series

by Ilsa Madden-Mills

I got out of the shower and dressed hurriedly, anxious to get back to Cuba.

The door opened, and like he did it every single day, he stepped inside the steamy 


“Think I need a shower, too,” he said, his fingers easing off his football practice shirt. 

What? Now?

Trying to play it cool and failing miserably, I moved my eyes off his naked chest and 

checked out his track pants and the obvious bulge he sported. 

Oh. Did his lower body match the rest of him? Was it all sinewy muscle and big? 

Just, yeah. That thought got stuck in my head and went round and round.

 “You staying?” he asked, a grin working his face. Pleased at my open admiration, 


“No,” I said, but made no move to go. ‘Cause I had no shame when it came to catching a 

glimpse of his muscular body.

“Good,” he said, his smile broadening.

He pivoted to turn on the shower, and my eyes betrayed me again, admiring the muscles 

in his back, checking out how they twitched and rippled when he moved. Football and rowing 

had been good to him. My fingers itched to know how they’d feel underneath my hands. Which 

was stupid because we had nothing in common. Not a rich Highland Park boy and a poor girl 

from Ratcliffe. 

And most importantly, he was a player, not to be trusted.

He hooked his thumbs into his pants, paused a moment—maybe waiting to see if I’d 

run from the room?—but when I didn’t budge, he slid them and his underwear off. My mouth 

opened. Cuba Hudson, the most popular guy at Briarcrest was standing right in front of me, 

naked and beautiful. And like the cocky bastard he was, he posed for me, his big-ass biceps and 

chiseled abs making me vibrate all over. Need for him slammed into me.

Did I say he was hot? 

Well, I was wrong. 

He was off-the-charts, no-holds-barred, freaking going make-me-lose-my-mind-right-
there delicious. The ultimate man-candy, the kind I knew to stay away from, yet here I was, 

ogling him.

“Still leaving?” he asked huskily.

“Any minute,” I said in a weak voice, backing up to the wall and propping myself up. 

“Just chillin’. Shower wore me out. I might need to hold this wall up for a sec.”

“I want you to stay,” he said, eyes at half-mast, glowing with heat.

“Why?” I said, aching to touch him. But that was crazy. I was a virgin, and I didn’t know 

jack about touching a guy’s you-know-what. 

“Look at me, Dovey.”

I tore my eyes from his manhood, blushing.

His eyes burned. “There’s a sense of urgency in my head. Like our time is limited.”

I nodded. Yeah, same here.

“And, I’ll be honest, I don’t want to rush you, but I’m dying to sink into you. I want to set 

you on fire with need for me.” He ghosted his hands over the steel rod between his legs. Once, 

twice, and—holy shizzle, he didn’t stop. 

My chest rose faster and faster, and I tried to chill-out, but I couldn’t.

He lowered his voice. “Kiss me again, Dovey.”

Oh. “That’s a terrible idea, Cuba. Cause you’re naked, and I’m turned on because you’re 

naked. And you’re touching yourself. And you’re naked.” I sucked in a sharp breath. “Not a good 

combo. Odds are we’ll end up in that shower together or back in your bed doing the double-
backed monster.”

“Then join me in the shower. I’ll be good. For you.” He arched his back, his hands still 

doing that back and forth that was driving me insane.

Liar, liar, pants on fire, I thought. No way he would he be good. 

Because he was the Heartbreaker of Briarcrest Academy.

And one wicked boy.

© Ilsa Madden-Mills

***Although each book in the series is a standalone, here is the series reading order***

Very Bad Things:

Very Wicked Beginnings: FREE 

Very Wicked Things: ON SALE

Author Bio:

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Ilsa Madden-Mills writes about 

strong heroines and sexy alpha males that sometimes you just want to slap. She spends her days 

with two small kids, a neurotic cat, and her Viking husband. She collects magnets and rarely 

cooks except to bake her own pretzels. When she’s not typing away at a story, you can find her 

drinking too much Diet Coke, jamming out to Pink, or checking on her carefully maintained 

chocolate stash. She loves to hear from fans and fellow authors. 

Author praise for Very Wicked Things:

"Cuba is hot, delicious, and intoxicating...the perfect book boyfriend. Be prepared for a 

heartbreaking and addictive read." ~Tijan, New York Times Bestselling Author

"Angst, dark secrets, and off the charts sexiness abound in this twisty installment of the 

Briarcrest Academy Series. First love never sounded so hot and good. Ilsa never disappoints!" 

~Shanora Williams, New York Times Bestselling Author

"Ilsa Madden-Mills slayed my heart in the best kind of way. Cuba's pain was like my very own. 

Absolutely gut-wrenching." ~Crystal Spears, International Bestselling Author

"Ilsa does it again with Very Wicked Things. You'll be holding on to your seat through a few 

wicked twists so buckle up and enjoy the ride.

~ Megan Smith, USA Today Bestselling Author

Links to Very Wicked Things USA Today Book Trailer:


Wedding Dreams by Savannah Leigh

Lily Kramer is a thirty-something, single wedding planner. Her business is failing and she has no way to save it. Drew Hamilton is a self-proclaimed lifetime bachelor who reluctantly agrees to be a groomsman in his friend's wedding. When things go south, he consoles the wedding planner and sparks fly. 

Drew's mother has always wanted to see her only son married and happy, but he's not interested in a relationship. When Drew and Lily hook up, he sees the answer to his mother's wish. Drew offers Lily enough money to save her business if she agrees to stage a wedding and live with him to give his mother her wish, before she loses her mind to dementia. 

Neither one of them is ready for what happens to their lives when they take on this charade.

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“Well, I’m here now. What do you want to do?” I raise one eyebrow, hoping he’s thinking the same thing I am. 

“I thought we’d have a glass of wine on the back patio and talk. Then we can have dinner and see where the night goes from there. How does that sound?”

I try to hide my disappointment at his plan. I was hoping to have him as an appetizer and go from there. I can’t believe my sex drive is revved up after only being with this man twice. 

“Sure, sounds like a plan to me. What kind of wine do you have?” I’m not a wine expert, but I know what I like. 

“I’ve got a Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay or a Pinot. Is there one you prefer?”

“I’ll start with the Chardonnay, please.” It’s my favorite, but I’m not going to tell him just yet.

Drew pours the wine, takes my hand, and leads me out to the patio where he first proposed this idea of marriage. I hadn’t taken the opportunity to admire the view the last time I was here. If this is going to be my home, I think I should take a look around. There’s the patio, which is covered over about six feet by a deck above. The large grill and a patio table are on one side. Beyond the patio is a beautiful in-ground pool with an infinity edge. I love swimming pools. On both sides of the pool are large grassy areas that seem to go on forever. 

I could get used to this. I shake my head trying to clear my head. I shouldn’t be thinking like this when our relationship is fake.

Drew pulls a chair out from the table for me before sitting down. Such a gentleman. I smile at that thought, and when I look up he’s staring.

“What?” I can’t help but grin.

“Nothing, just that you have a beautiful smile.”

Okay, my panties are wet again. How is it he keeps doing this to me?

“Um, thanks?”

Drew smiles again and I can feel my cheeks heat up. I’ve got to stop blushing in front of him.

“So, Lily, is there anything in particular you’d like to do on your days off?”

Oh, there are plenty of things I want to do, but I’m not sure I can say them out loud right now.

“Well, I haven’t really thought about it. I have until Monday, so I’m sure we’ll think of something.”

“Monday? I thought you had a wedding this weekend.”

“Nope. The bride postponed due to a family emergency. I don’t have anything going on until Monday, so . . .”

“Wow, that’s great. I’m sure we’ll find a way to fill the time.”

That statement holds promise. I smile at Drew and try to convey my dirty thoughts with my eyes.



When I reach my room, I stop short at one of the most beautiful sights I’ve ever seen.

Lily is curled up on my bed, her hair splayed out on the pillow, and she’s sleeping. She looks so peaceful and content; my dick twitches at the thought of burying myself inside her. My heart rate speeds up and I realize I really like this view. I want to have it view every day. Fuck. There go my plans to keep things simple. I’m falling in love with Lily. I didn’t see that coming, but I kind of like the idea. As I change my clothes, I wonder how this woman got under my skin so quickly.

I know I should let her sleep, but I have to touch her to figure out if what I’m feeling is real, if I want to put my heart on the line again and risk it being crushed. I climb carefully on the bed and she rolls toward me, but doesn’t open her eyes. I brush a few strands of hair away from her face and she smiles. That smile pushes me over the edge. I know I want this woman in my life, and I’m going to do what I can to keep her. It’s a foreign feeling, one I’ve fought for years, but it feels right. I pull her into my arms. She makes a small moaning sound and curls into me. She’s soft where I’m hard and we fit together like we were made for each other. I relax and get lost in the rhythm of her breathing. Soon, I’m dozing, too.



J.A. Hensley wrote her first books under the pen name, Savannah Leigh. Her debut novella, With This Ring, reached #1 on Amazon's Top 100 Free Erotica list. She loves smut of all kinds and is a reader first. J.A. is constantly working on a new project, whether it's writing or working in her craft room. She lives in the Midwest with her husband and daughter, and spends her days teaching college students about social work and human sexuality.

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