Welcome All Book Lovers

Welcome All Book Lovers

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Yeah, I have cancer?

So here's the update. I went to the oncologist today because I had some cancer cells show up. 

He couldn't do the biopsy today because I was in too much pain. 

Next week I go so he can put me to sleep and do a biopsy on my cervix & uterus and check my bladder and colon. 

Then I get a ct scan with some kind of cancer dye. 

Then I get some kind of surgery to insert some thing in my chest where they can easily insert the thing for my chemo and radiation. 

Then maybe surgery. 

Isn't life grand. 

Funny thing is, I have been telling my doctors for almost a year I have cancer down there somewhere and they all just thought it was my mental disorders kicking in. Well, I showed them didn't I. My pap smear showed cancer cells when I went a few weeks ago and then I went Monday for the ultrasound and then today to the oncologist and you know the rest. 

I will let y'all know as I go or until I can't any more from all that I'm going to be going through. 

Thank you for your prayers. 


March Owlcrate Unboxing

Here I am back with another unboxing. This is the March Owlcrate box. 

I got a mystery Guardians of the Galaxy but I am going to have to watch my movie again because I don't know who it is. Lol 

Here we have an Infinity scarf. A beautiful bookmark and a lovely pin =)

A Lunar inspired mug =) And a nice smelling candle from the Illuminae files =)


And look at the beautiful purple edge stained book! OMG! 

I loved this box! 

Mel ♥

Monday, March 19, 2018


I had my example last week and this morning my gyn called me himself and asked if mom could bring me in for an ultra sound. He said for me not to freak out because he's knows about my mental disorders and stuff. 

There are cancer cells in my uterus. There are no lumps or anything weird and my cervix doesn't show any cancer cells but the ones in my uterus are a worry. 

I'm going to an oncologist this week and he will do whatever tests he needs to do. My gyn couldn't say what all would happen. He could give me surgery, chemo or whatever depending on his findings. I'm very scared and my suicidal thoughts are running on high as I can't handle life. Yes, my psych already called me. 

I'm going to try to get through this visit and see what my options are and go from there. 

I might be gone from here for awhile. I truly hope my blogging friends stay on as my friend since I won't be reviewing and that google doesn't cancel my free account. 

But I think having cancer cells is more important than who's going to stay your friend and if a website is going to cancel your blog. 

Any prayers will be greatly appreciated. 

I will be back hopefully. I'm hoping sooner than I think and that this isn't something bad and nothing bad will happen. We shall see. 

I'm going to be spending my time with my dog for now. 


Sunday, March 18, 2018

The Queen's Rising by Rebecca Ross

When her seventeenth summer solstice arrives, Brienna desires only two things: to master her passion and to be chosen by a patron.

Growing up in the southern Kingdom of Valenia at the renowned Magnalia House should have prepared her for such a life. While some are born with an innate talent for one of the five passions—art, music, dramatics, wit, and knowledge—Brienna struggled to find hers until she belatedly chose to study knowledge. However, despite all her preparations, Brienna’s greatest fear comes true—the solstice does not go according to plan and she is left without a patron.

Months later, her life takes an unexpected turn when a disgraced lord offers her patronage. Suspicious of his intent, and with no other choices, she accepts. But there is much more to his story, and Brienna soon discovers that he has sought her out for his own vengeful gain. For there is a dangerous plot being planned to overthrow the king of Maevana—the archrival kingdom of Valenia—and restore the rightful queen, and her magic, to the northern throne. And others are involved—some closer to Brienna than she realizes.

With war brewing between the two lands, Brienna must choose whose side she will remain loyal to—passion or blood. Because a queen is destined to rise and lead the battle to reclaim the crown. The ultimate decision Brienna must determine is: Who will be that queen? @goodreads

Magnalia House was the sort of establishment where only wealthy, talented girls mastered their passion. It wasn't designed for girls who were lacking, for girls who were illegitimate daughters, and certainly not for girls who defied kings. I, of course, happen to be all three of those things.

This book was everything to me! I loved it so very much. Was it full of action and fighting. No, not really and guess what? That's okay

I have to admit when I first saw the beautiful cover I knew I had to have it and then I read the summary and thought it sounded pretty good and I took the plunge. I just wish I would have gotten to it sooner!

Brienna is brought to Magnalia House when she was ten by her grandfather. Brienna couldn't think why he would take her from the orphanage and bring her to this school. She had no passion she could think of but he wanted to tuck her somewhere safe. So he told the Dowager that she could do a little bit of all the passions: art, music, dramatics, with and knowledge. Well, it didn't go very good. You're supposed to have one passion and study it for 7 years and see if you can find a patron who will get you started in the world.

Brienna ended up going through all of the passions and ending up with knowledge for her last 3 years. Her master was named Cartier and he was a mysterious man. When Brienna and Cartier started talking about Maevana, things started to change. Maevana has a long history of Queens and magic, but many years ago some of the things that helped with this magic was stolen away and the Queen killed along with any survivors. And the King that sits the throne to this day will kill of any rightful heir he might find. They are the Kavanagh family and there is one daughter in hiding, waiting to take back the throne.

When Cartier gives Brienna a book about the stone and some more of the history, she starts having visions. And when everyone leaves the school and she's left without a patron, she finally tells the Dowager about her visions. To Brienna's amazement, the Dowager said she needs to get her with a patron that no one can know about. She can't write to her friends, her grandfather, or Cartier and let them know where she has gone. For she is going to Maevana where is it very dangerous and get that stone to get the rightful Queen back on the throne.

Brienna's patron is a man with the last name of Jourdain ad he takes her on as his daughter. It's all very cloak and dagger stuff, but it must be done and he's very kind to her. And will protect her with his life and he did on the road back home.

"One thing you should know about me," he murmured, nudging his empty bowl aside. "If anyone so much as threatens my family, I won't hesitate to kill them."

"I am not even your blood," I whispered, surprised by his steely resolve. I had only been his adopted daughter for one day.

"You are part of my family. And when the thieves tore apart your things, threw your books in the mud, threatened you . . . I reacted."

I didn't know what to say, but I let my gaze remain on his face. My embers of defiance and irritation faded into darkness because the longer I looked upon him, my patron father, I sensed that something in his past made him this way.

"Again, I am sorry you had to see such of me," he said. "I do not want you to fear me."

I reached across the table, offering my hand. If we were gong to succeed in whatever plans we authored, we would have to trust each other. Slowly, he set his fingers in mine; his were warm and tough, mine were cold and soft.

"I do not fear you," I whispered. "Father."

He squeezed my fingers. "Amadine."

They had to change Brienna's name to keep her in disguise just in case. So he named her Amadine. And she also has a new brother named Luc. They were all very kind to her.

Luc works with Brienna to help her figure out how to get her visions of her ancestors back. She does get more visions and knows where the stone is and how to get it.

She finds out who her father is and that's not a great day.

Brienna also finds love in all of this madness and revelations she never would have believed. She finds hope and a family. It was just wonderful. But you have to read it for yourself to see how you feel as I am but one person.

Happy Reading!

Mel ♥



The Halfling's Gem by R.A. Salvatore

Regis has fallen into the hands of the assassin Artmis Entreri, who is taking him to Calimport to deliver him into the clutches of the vile Pasha Pook. But Drizzt and Wulfgar are close on their heels, determined to save Regis from his own folly as much as from his powerful enemies.

I can't even begin to explain how much I love these books and characters ❤️

My wonderful Wulfgar ❤️

The sharp tongued and awesome Bruenor Battleaxe ❤️

The lovely and bad to the bone Cattie-Brie ❤️

I didn't add Regis but I love him too. 😊

These friends do everything for each other, even die if they have to and I never want to see that day come 😫

The ending was so sweet. Wulfgar and Cattie-Brie. Bruenor ruling over his home again. And we shall see with Drittz, he's never sits long and he has his own thoughts and worries of the world. And Guenhwyvar is by his side once again ❤️

I want to leave it with a funny little excerpt. Bruenor and Cattie-Brie are riding a fiery chariot through the sky to quickly get to their friends and help.

The silver dragon rolled over onto its back lazily, riding the morning winds with its legs-all four- crossed over it and its sleepy eyes half closed. The good dragon loved its morning glide, leaving the bustle of the world far below and catching the sun's untainted rays above the cloud level

But the dragon's marvelous orbs popped open wide when it saw the fiery streak rushing at it from the east. Thinking the flames to be the forerunning fires of an evil red dragon, the silver swooped around into a high cloud and poised to ambush the thing. But the fury left the dragon's eyes when it recognized the strange craft, a fiery chariot, with just the helm of the driver, a one-horned contraption, sticking above the front of the carriage and a young human woman standing behind, her auburn locks flying back over her shoulders.

Its huge mouth agape, the silver dragon watched as the chariot sped past. Few things piqued the curiosity of this ancient creature, who had lived so very many years, but it seriously considered following this unlikely scene.

A cool breeze wafted in then and washed all other thoughts from the silver dragon's mind. "Peoples," it muttered, rolling again onto its back and shaking its head in disbelief.

Happy Reading!

Mel ❤️  



Thursday, March 15, 2018

Obsidio by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Kady, Ezra, Hanna, and Nik narrowly escaped with their lives from the attacks on Heimdall station and now find themselves crammed with 2,000 refugees on the container ship, Mao. With the jump station destroyed and their resources scarce, the only option is to return to Kerenza—but who knows what they'll find seven months after the invasion?

Meanwhile, Kady's cousin, Asha, survived the initial BeiTech assault and has joined Kerenza's ragtag underground resistance. When Rhys—an old flame from Asha's past—reappears on Kerenza, the two find themselves on opposite sides of the conflict.

With time running out, a final battle will be waged on land and in space, heroes will fall, and hearts will be broken. @goodreads 

All the stars fit this fantastic book! ❤️

I wish this wasn't the end of the trilogy! But I have to say this was my favorite of all three books! The Audible versions of this trilogy is amazing! There is a full cast and sound effects. It makes me feel closer to the characters for sure. I'm going to re/read all three books when my physical copy gets here. Well, I'm going to try to this year. I just don't want them to end so I want to re visit them back to back. This book did bring some tears to my eyes and a few good laughs. I love it so much! ❤️

If you love space opera's or just damn good books, I think you will love this trilogy! I don't see how you can't 😄

I was hoping for a purple cover or a green cover, but I will love you dear cover, all the same

Happy Reading!




The Heart's Appeal by Jennifer Delamere

Julia Bernay has come to London to become a doctor--a glorious new opportunity for women during the reign of Victoria. When she witnesses a serious accident, her quick actions save the life of barrister Michael Stephenson. He rose above his family's stigma, but can he rise to the challenge of the fiercely independent woman who has swept into his life?@goodreads 

I haven't read the first book in this series but this one can be read as a standalone. 

Julia Bernay is in London to study medicine and become a doctor. Julia is a strong woman who means to get what she sets out to do. 

When Julia saves the life of Michael, who is actually in a debate over the future of a women's medical school, can Julia bring him around to her side? Read and find out! =) 

This is a great book about women's rights and I very much enjoyed the charcters! 

*Thank you to BethanyHouse for a print copy of this book*

Happy Reading! 

Mel ♥