Book Discussion – Lost And Found – The September Day Series – Book One

Hey lovebugs,

Back with another book discussion. As always if you haven’t yet read this book, go do so and come back so we can talk.

Kindle – https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01MRC34OM/ref=oh_aui_d_detailpage_o00_?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Paperback – https://www.amazon.com/Lost-Found-September-Day-1/dp/1944423176/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

So, Lost and Found is about September Day who has returned home after her husband and dog were killed by her stalker. She keeps herself secluded in her home and nothing gets her out unless it is an emergency. She does have to leave the house after her sister’s autistic son and service dog Shadow go missing in a blizzard.

By the chapter starring Shadow, I wasn’t sure what to make of this book. An entire chapter done from the point of view of an animal? I was pretty doubtful, but by the end, I was wondering if I could figure out what my own down was thinking of by his actions.

This story took me on a ride with its mystery surrounding the missing boy and dog as well as a group of people determined to stop some big secret from getting out.

This was unexpected for me. I wasn’t prepared to enjoy a book about that had parts of the story dedicated almost entirely to a dog, but I really did enjoy it. It was different and not done like you would expect. I would expect such a POV to be done as a children’s book. The author found a way to blend this POV and the thriller element together well.

I gave this book three stars because I did find myself skimming over a lot of the descriptions so that I could get to the rest of the story and finish. Unfortunately, a really good books makes me want to read everything that is on the page. This did not.

What did you guys think? Let me know in the comments.

The next book up for discussion is…

Kindle – https://www.amazon.com/Bishops-War-Bishop-Book-1-ebook/dp/B01C3NDZQC/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1522536263&sr=1-3&keywords=bishop%27s+war

Paperback – https://www.amazon.com/Bishops-War-Rafael-Amadeus-Hines/dp/0997091916/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1522536263&sr=1-3

Before you leave me, I am raising money to get my dog Samson a surgery on his tumors. Anything that you can give will be greatly appreciated. Click the link to donate https://www.gofundme.com/samsons-tumor-biopsy

Another thing, if you would like to become a patron and help me release my second book click the link. You can pledge as little as $1 http://www.patreon.com/TaQuandaCreates

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Book Discussion – Larson: An Outlaw MC Bad Boy Romance

Hey Lovebugs,

Back with another discussion. If you haven’t read this book, go do so and come back so we can talk.

Larson – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33235410-larson

Now onto the discussion…

This book wasn’t good you guys. Just my honest opinion. This author has several books out of which none I’ve read and I’m not even sad about that. In fact, this book isn’t even available on Amazon at the moment. I hope it’s so that that author can go back to the drawing board and fix up this story.

It was written pretty amateur-ly yup, made that up, and I found myself shaking my head a lot.

The biggest problem I had was the dialog. It just wasn’t believable. I mean, I don’t know everyone in the world, but I find it hard to believe that anyone speaks the way these characters did. This was a novella so the story was a bit on the rushed side. It just wasn’t believable. Especially the ending.

The clown story was so overdone. I’m guessing at the time that this was written and released, it’s been sitting on my kindle for awhile, those clown stories were big. You know… the clowns that were running around scaring people. The author tried to capitalize on that but it was so overdone, I said that already, and it just became more annoying than attention-grabbing. I feel like there was a better way to pull of this semi “terrorists” storyline.

And the sex. Oh God. I have read a lot and I mean a lot of erotica in the last few months and none made me cringe as much as this book. It wasn’t sexy in the least. I’m guessing that is what the author was trying to accomplish but all it did was make me not want to read it. There is a way that you write sex scenes where they are entertaining and there is a way that you write them that makes you feel like you reading porn and poorly written porn. This was the latter.

It was as if the author read a few eroticas and thought “this is how it’s done. Throw in a bunch of c***s and p****s and gold.” I have never been so embarrassed to read a book before… aside from that menage book, you know the one.

I for one am glad that it’s over and I gave this one two stars… was I being too generous? Did you read it? What did you think?
Let me know in the comments.

The next book up for discussion is…

Kindle – https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01MRC34OM/ref=oh_aui_d_detailpage_o00_?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Paperback – https://www.amazon.com/Lost-Found-September-Day-1/dp/1944423176/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

Before you leave me, I am raising money to get my dog Samson a surgery on his tumors. Anything that you can give will be greatly appreciated. Click the link to donate https://www.gofundme.com/samsons-tumor-biopsy

Another thing, if you would like to become a patron and help me release my second book click the link. You can pledge as little as $1 http://www.patreon.com/TaQuandaCreates

Book Discussion – Fame Is A Killer

Hey Lovebugs,

A friendly reminder, spoilers are a possibility, so if you haven’t yet read this book, go do so and come back so we can talk.

Kindle – https://www.amazon.com/Fame-Killer-Hope-Hadley-Mystery-ebook/dp/B01N4CI2RZ/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1521078060&sr=1-1&keywords=fame+is+a+killer

Paperback – https://www.amazon.com/Fame-Killer-Meredith-Potts/dp/1541055330/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1521078060&sr=1-1

Now onto the discussion…

So, I didn’t hate this book, but I didn’t love it. Hope Hadley is a forty-year-old actress with a hit TV show where she plays an amateur detective. Her show is canceled because of her age and her boyfriend breaks up with her for pretty much the same reason. When she becomes a suspect in his murder, she decides to use what she learned from years of playing a detective to find the real killer.

This book had all the makings of a small Hallmark or Lifetime movie. It was cute, a bit predictable and super corny. The dialogue wasn’t very realistic. I think if there is a killer on the lose and someone with zero training in finding them would be putting themselves in serious danger. Yet, somehow Hope seemed to be perfectly safe. It was way too easy for her to solve the case without hitting too many obstacles.

I also didn’t like how the author put so much emphasis on Hope’s age. Especially since in Hollywood there are definitely people still working after they’ve turned forty. Mariska Hagitay, for example, is still very much leading Law & Order and there are no talks of replacing her with a younger model. it just wasn’t believable.

I gave this book three stars because it wasn’t horrible but it definitely could have been flushed out better. It was written more as a comedy and not the mystery that it is classified as.

Did you guys read it? What did you think? Let me know in the comments.

The next book up for discussion is…

Larson – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33235410-larson

Before you leave me, I am raising money to get my dog Samson a surgery on his tumors. Anything that you can give will be greatly appreciated. Click the link to donate https://www.gofundme.com/samsons-tumor-biopsy

Another thing, if you would like to become a patron and help me release my second book click the link. You can pledge as little as $1 http://www.patreon.com/TaQuandaCreates

Love, Peace, & Chicken Grease.

Book Discussion – Scandal: A Bad Boy Billionaire Romance

Hey Love-bugs,

Spoilers are a possibility so if you haven’t read this book please do so and come back so we can talk.

Now onto the discussion…

This book was shaping up to be a good read. When it first started I was thinking, here we go. A famous married billionaire is a sex fiend and cheating on his wife with multiple women. Most of these erotica’s start with a billionaire who can’t stop sleeping around until he meets the one and this one started with a billionaire who meet the one but couldn’t stop sleeping around. At least that’s the way it seemed. Turns out that he was like those other billionaires, met the one, married her and put his bad boy ways behind him. If only his past would stay in the past.

Before Thomas meets his wife Emma, he ends things with one of his casual flings when she wants things to be more serious. Of course, his excuse is that he doesn’t want a relationship, until Emma of course. Things are going great in their lives until the fling gets out of a mental institution of all places. Photos are released to the media to suggest that he is having an affair, which is where my earlier concerns came from. I was happy to learn that he wasn’t the cheating bastard I thought he was.

What I liked about this book was this thriller aspect in it. A crazy ex comes back and is determined to get the wife out of the picture because she feels as if she stole her man. There was so much speculation. When will this woman make her move?
Is she out to kill one or both of them? How unstable is she? Could Thomas have lied? Is he really faithful? There were so many questions I had as I was reading this and that’s what made this enjoyable to me.

What I didn’t like was the almost toxic relationship between Thomas and Emma. I guess it’s okay if you like being in a relationship where the man is dominate. Some women enjoy that, dare I say, need it. So, I get it. What bothered me, and this is where your spoiler alert comes into effect, Emma loses her baby ten weeks in after falling down the stairs. Somehow she is bothered by the fact that her husband is also mourning the loss of their child and that he is blaming himself for not being able to keep them both safe. She even goes as far as to move out and push him away. I didn’t necessarily have a problem with that per say. I understand wanting distance after a tragedy like that and even blaming him for not keeping her safe. The problem I had was she was adamant that she was going to leave her husband because she wasn’t good for him and even met another guy after going out with a friend. She knows that sleeping with the guy will push Thomas away so when he offers to walk her home, she doesn’t protest much and if Thomas hadn’t been waiting outside of her apartment she may have broken her vows.

Once the two go inside, Thomas tells her she should remove her rings if she’s planning on sleeping with someone else so she takes them off and tries to give them to him. He’s not having it though and becomes the old domineering Thomas and tells her that he is going to punish her. Of course, it’s a sexual punishment that doesn’t include any spanking or tying her down, but that seems to be what she needs to want to fight for her marriage. That really bothered me. They both suffered a loss and instead of dealing with it together she left him until he basically demanded that she come back home and never go out and meet new people ever again.

I don’t know you guys, what did you think? I gave this book three stars. Let me know what you thought in the comments.

The next book up for discussion is…

Kindle – https://www.amazon.com/Fame-Killer-Hope-Hadley-Mystery-ebook/dp/B01N4CI2RZ/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1521078060&sr=1-1&keywords=fame+is+a+killer

Paperback – https://www.amazon.com/Fame-Killer-Meredith-Potts/dp/1541055330/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1521078060&sr=1-1

Before you leave me, I am raising money to get my dog Samson a surgery on his tumors. Anything that you can give will be greatly appreciated. Click the link to donate https://www.gofundme.com/samsons-tumor-biopsy

Another thing, if you would like to become a patron and help me release my second book click the link. You can pledge as little as $1 http://www.patreon.com/TaQuandaCreates

Love, Peace, & Chicken Grease.

Book Discussion – McDowell

Hey Lovebugs,

Back with another book discussion. This book is a bit different than what I’ve been reading the last few months and there is a strong possibility for spoilers. So, if you haven’t yet read this please go do so and come back so we can talk.

Kindle – https://www.amazon.com/McDowell-William-H-Coles-ebook/dp/B0141QUHTW/ref=sr_1_7?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1519697574&sr=1-7&keywords=mcdowell

Hardcover – https://www.amazon.com/McDowell-William-H-Coles/dp/0996190341/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1519697574&sr=1-7

Paperback – https://www.amazon.com/McDowell-William-H-Coles/dp/0996190333/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1519697574&sr=1-7

Now onto the discussion…

How did I come across this book? I signed up for this site where you write reviews for pay (Mama’s gotta make some money). I don’t mind reading books from multiple genres, so I clicked on this book when it was sent to me and boy did this book drag.

McDowell is about Hiram McDowell a very successful surgeon who does a lot of questionable things. That is was me trying to give a synopsis without spoiling it, but I see spoilers in your future.

So, the book starts out with Hiram climbing a snowy mountain. He is with a group I believe, but for sure he is with another guy. The other man is sick or injured and Hiram being a doctor stops to help him. Just kidding. Hiram finishes his climb, comes back to find the guy in the same spot and then leaves him on the mountain. Yes, that is right. He left the man on the mountain. I couldn’t believe it.

Then if that’s not bad enough, he returns home and his wife tells him that she knows that he has another woman and that she may divorce him and he’s so nonchalant about the entire thing. He doesn’t apologize. He doesn’t deny it. He’s like “okay”. I really started to dislike this man.

The beginning held my attention but after the whole thing with his wife, the story switched point of view. Suddenly we were learning about another doctor and his kids, and then a reporter in NYC. It was hard to keep up because not all of the stories meshed well together. The doctor’s story I sort of understand, because he was betrayed by Hiram and he wanted revenge. The son knocked up his stepsister and the daughter is a photographer. Okay. So, there was more to her story but honestly, it wasn’t that interesting. His other daughter’s story tied in more to his life because she was dealing with a son that she was scared of and he seemed to have mental problems. This becomes clear when her son kills people in school, his sister, shoots her and then tries to take his own life. Hiram then ends his life while he’s in the hospital and is convicted of murder.

That story was interesting and brought us back to Hiram who the entire book is about. Once Hiram escapes from prison and is on the run I wanted to fall asleep. It really started to drag and I just wanted it to be over with.

I will say that the author wrote a pretty convincing story. Several times I went online to double check that this was indeed fiction and not a biography. Outside of the few parts that intrigued me, I couldn’t really get into this story. It took about a month to finish reading and I’ve knocked out books in a day (I have no life). I just wasn’t eager to finish this other than the fact that I wanted it to be done.
Overall, I gave this book 2 stars. It just wasn’t for me.

Did you read it? What did you think? Let me know in the comments.

Before you leave me, I am raising money to get my dog Samson a surgery on his tumors. Anything that you can give will be greatly appreciated. Click the link to donate https://www.gofundme.com/samsons-tumor-biopsy

Another thing, if you would like to become a patron and help me release my second book click the link. You can pledge as little as $1 http://www.patreon.com/TaQuandaCreates

Book Discussion – Undercover – Winged Enemy MC Romance – Book One

Hey Lovebugs,

I’m back with another book discussion. As always spoilers are a possibility. So, if you haven’t read this book go do so and then come back so we can talk.

Kindle – https://www.amazon.com/Undercover-Winged-Enemy-Romance-Book-ebook/dp/B00JIJDJU2/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1519082252&sr=1-1&keywords=undercover+winged+enemy+mc+romance

Now onto the discussion…

Right from the start, I knew what this book was going to be about. It starts out with a dream, hold on. It starts out with an erotic dream. Now, I try not to judge books by their covers but even I could admit that the cover was a dead giveaway as to what I could expect from the story. The problem that I had with this story and others like it is the fact that the author gives a little taste of an actual story but it is quickly overshadowed by the endless sex.

Leslie is an FBI agent who goes undercover with a biker gang because they are dealing in drugs. Thing is, Leslie has been fantasizing about the VP of the gang, Jed and enter the endless sex.

The story would have been how Leslie was working this case and she had become compromised and how was her relationship with Jed going to affect her ability to do her job. This was all very evident in the story, but because this was a novella it was super short and there was no build up. Everything kind of happened at a fast pace. Leslie meets Jed, Leslie sleeps with Jed. Leslie falls in love with Jed. Danger. Leslie’s cover is almost blown. Jed believes Leslie. Leslie’s cover is blown. Danger.

I wanted more of a build up. I wanted to really sink into the story but there was no time for that, so I was left wanting more. Unfortunately, I don’t think I’m going to get that more from the second book so I will not be reading it.

Did you read it? What did you think? Let me know in the comments.

Follow me on Wattpad to read previews of my projects @TaQuandaTaylor.

The next book up for discussion is…

Kindle – https://www.amazon.com/McDowell-William-H-Coles-ebook/dp/B0141QUHTW/ref=sr_1_7?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1519697574&sr=1-7&keywords=mcdowell

Hardcover – https://www.amazon.com/McDowell-William-H-Coles/dp/0996190341/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1519697574&sr=1-7

Paperback – https://www.amazon.com/McDowell-William-H-Coles/dp/0996190333/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1519697574&sr=1-7

Before you leave me, I am raising money to get my dog Samson a surgery on his tumors. Anything that you can give will be greatly appreciated. Click the link to donate https://www.gofundme.com/samsons-tumor-biopsy

Another thing, if you would like to become a patron and help me release my second book click the link. You can pledge as little as $1 http://www.patreon.com/TaQuandaCreates

Book Discussion – Anything You Want – River Jewel Resort – Book One

Hey Lovebugs,

I’m back with another book discussion. Remember, spoilers are a possibility. So, if you haven’t read this book please go do so and then come back so we can talk about it.

Kindle – https://www.amazon.com/Anything-You-Want-Resort-Romance-ebook/dp/B00NDG8YXS/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1518502795&sr=1-1&keywords=anything+you+want+madison

Paperback – https://www.amazon.com/Anything-Want-River-Jewel-Resort/dp/1502380013/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1518502795&sr=1-1

Now onto the discussion…

So, this may be a short post because I don’t really have much to say about this book. I read this weeks ago but never got around to posting my thoughts so let’s see if I can remember.

Sydney is a married woman in her late thirties I believe. It’s quite possible that she is in her thirties. She is mostly a stay at home wife who is in love with her very wealthy husband. One day she decides to take a picnic to her husband’s office to surprise him and instead she ends up with a surprise. Her husband banging his accountant on his desk. She is devastated and leaves. Sydney rents out an apartment and stays there for a while. Her husband calls her constantly to apologize and beg her to come back. He tries to put an end to the divorce that she had filed for.
One day she decides to go hear him out and stops by their massive home. He doesn’t answer as she calls out his name. She searches the house for him and finds him in their bedroom… banging his accountant. (lol…sorry not funny). She doesn’t say a word (because he doesn’t see her) and leaves the house, not before leaving her key, ring and the signed divorce papers. Sydney then decides to go to this resort to get away and relax and it turns out the resort is all about fulfilling sexual fantasies.

This book was basically all about having your sexual fantasies fulfilled. That’s it. There is no romance (it’s implied) and outside of the story about Sydney and her husband, no real story. It’s an erotica for crying out loud. Can’t really expect too much from it. If memory serves me right, this was a novella, so it was a pretty short read. A woman goes to a resort and has her number one fantasy made real. It’s labeled as a romance, but being a romance girl there is no way that I could call this book one. Maybe if it was longer and after Sydney left the resort she just had to return to be with Mark because they were madly in love (ew).

I’m not sure if I would want her to be with Mark. Call me a prude but Mark works at the resort day in and day out. How do we know that he is not more hands-on with fulfilling other fantasies? I don’t even think it was mentioned that he used a condom (yikes). Plus, does anyone really like insta-romances? That’s exactly what this would have turned into.

I gave this book two stars. I wouldn’t read it again and I have zero interest in reading book two (unless it was free).

What did you guys think? Leave me a comment and let me know.

The next book up for discussion is…

Kindle – https://www.amazon.com/Undercover-Winged-Enemy-Romance-Book-ebook/dp/B00JIJDJU2/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1519082252&sr=1-1&keywords=undercover+winged+enemy+mc+romance

Before you leave me, I am raising money to get my dog Samson a surgery on his tumors. Anything that you can give will be greatly appreciated. Click the link to donate https://www.gofundme.com/samsons-tumor-biopsy

Another thing, if you would like to become a patron and help me release my second book click the link. You can pledge as little as $1 http://www.patreon.com/TaQuandaCreates