The Devil Made Me Do It

The Devil Made Me Do It (Book 2)

The Devil Made Me Do It (Book 2) by Shawna Romkey
Goodreads Synopsis:

The demons strike back!

Lily is working with the angels to stifle the last of the demon outbreaks and to figure out how to stop the Silence of God, so life can get back to boring normality. But all hell breaks loose when she’s stolen from school and brought face to face with the devil himself. Lily has to find her way back home to Luc, crack the prophecy that breaks the curse silencing God, and figure out how she and Luc can ever really be together. But Lucifer has other plans for her that don’t include her ever getting out of Hell intact.

Goodreads: average 4.70 stars
My Thoughts:
Stressful!!! there was a few times I nearly skipped to the end to read the last page to see how it ended – but I stuck it out and got landed with a cliffhanger 😦 lol.
I found the 2nd book in the speak of the devil saga to be a fast paced, drama filled, devil hating, god loving teenage fest. Now I’m not overly religious and while I say god loving, I don’t mean it in a bad way. I love a battle between good and evil and this book as it in bucket loads. I did prefer the first book as it had the added romance of Lily and Luc coming together, where as they are separated for the majority of this second book.
Also there were some moments when I wanted to jump into the pages and smack Lilith around the head, shake her and SCREAM in her face LET LILY GOOOO!!!!
I’m really stressed with the mass of things I’ve got going on in my life at the moment and hence this is one of the few books I’ve read this month, so it’s a testament to Ms Romkey for grabbing and holding my attention and getting me to care so greatly about her characters.
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My Sanctuary

Finally we’ve done it, we’ve bought our own home.
 
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The first time a saw the for sale sign I got tears in my eyes, I really did and do feel like the weight of the world has been lifted off of my shoulders.

The last couple of weeks have been the most stressful of my life, most of you will know how stressful buying your first home can be. I was on my way to raid my Dads seaweed cracker box, when I Spotted a for sale sign out the front of a house just up from my Parents house. We hadn’t actually been planning to look at buying our own home until we came back from our outback 4wd adventure we have planned for next year, but when I spotted this house in the same street I grew up in, just up the street from my Parents place, my heart started doing all sorts of flips and I started dreaming about how wonderful it would be for my son to grow up in the same beautiful street where I did. I started having day dreams of Riley (a few years from now) walking down to Grandma and Grandad’s to raid the cookie jar (or seaweed crackers) and then returning home with Sassy in tow (Sassy is my parents dog).

Then the reality of buying a house set in and I started to freak. I was riddled with anxiety and was getting to the point of just saying no, lets forget about it, it’s too hard. Fear of the unknown has become a real problem with me since I became a mother, I don’t have the same to hell with the consequences, run flat out blindfolded attitude I used to.
 
But It’s going to be ours. I grew up at number 3 and will grow old at number 9. Since the loan was approved and the deposit was put down, all my unease and fear has gone away. After too many years of renting, living in no one’s home, I will have my own and I will be able to set my soul free. I will be able to fill this house with love for my son and make it my sanctuary.

Why Won’t It Do

In this world I have everything

But it just won’t do

Always left wanting more

As desire tries to break down the door

I can be so materialistic at times

That it makes me sick

Actually sometimes it causes me to act like a dick

Always wanting

Only to want more

I get so cranky while waiting to score

I have everything I need

But it’s never enough

My life is filled with cuddles and love

But it always seems that it’s never enough

What on earth else is needed to fill the void?

I thought once my son was born it’d be destroyed

This hidden hungry monster that lives in my brain

Before she excited life was much simpler

And I was happy with plain

How do I satisfy her?

When she’s in a world with everything

But it won’t do

Karma Knows the Truth

Stirring shit

You better think quick

Before you get bit

And blown away

How sad your life must be

To spend your time causing so much misery

Spinning your lies until the world dissolves to grey

The people that you mess with

Can only take so much

It’ll be worse than a bull rush

When karma comes to your town

The pain and suffering you’ve caused

Will beat down your doors

And you will get what’s coming to do

No matter how much you try to explain

It’ll all be in vain

As karma knows the truth

So I Married a Werewolf

So I Married a Werewolf (Seattle Wolf Pack #3) by Kristin Miller

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Carter Griffin, enforcing officer for the Seattle Wolf Pack, has a problem. He’s been offered the promotion of his dreams…if he can find a wife to prove he’s over his playboy ways. But Carter’s already walked the matrimonial road and bought the stinkin’ T-shirt. Besides, a werewolf only gets one fated mate. Been there, done that.

All werewolf dog trainer Faith Hamilton wants to do is earn enough green stuff to put her younger brother through college. Okay, okay, so she also totally wants Carter, her sexy next-door neighbor, to look at her as more than a friend. It’s too bad size 12 and plain isn’t his type. At all.

The two friends strike a deal to help one another out. They must face a variety of challenges from a psycho ex-girlfriend to a Yorkie with a shoe fetish…and that pesky problem of only having one-fated mate in a lifetime. Will a relationship ruin their friendship…or spark a love neither anticipated?

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Let me first just say that this is the first book I’ve ever read my Kristin Miller and straight after finishing it I went out and bought another one of her paranormal romances! – Be it about dragons instead of werewolves – So I think that speaks for its self as to how impressed by her I was.

The book reads as a lovely sweet romance – girl (Faith) wants guy (Carter) who doesn’t see her as anything more than a friend, then he finally wakes up to himself but is too scared to do anything about it for fear of ruining the friendship – I was really enjoying reading it but got a shock when at about 67% through the book we get a steamy love scene between the pair. I wasn’t shocked that they hooked up as the story was building to that, but it’s obvious I don’t read many romances that aren’t considered YA, as you don’t come across such descriptive sex scenes in the material written for a younger audience, haha Well Darrrr, of cause not. Never the less It was a delicious and enjoyable addition to the already fun story that really propelled the desire to finish the book. At around the 85% mark Carter turned into a raving manic jerk-face and nearly ruined the whole book for me. I was saying to myself “Fuck him Faith you deserve better, leave that asshole for dust” but he redeemed himself via having an epiphany as to how much of an arse-wipe he had been.

And they lived happily ever after. I love happy endings. Books need to have happy ending because in reality things don’t play out the same way and all us girls that have been heartbroken need a happily ever after world to escape to.

Vaempires: Zombie Rising

Vaempires: Zombie Rising (The Evolutionary War #2)
by Thomas Winship

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The tale of the Evolutionary War resumes in Væmpires: Zombie Rising.

Væmpires have taken control of twelve major cities. Their leader, Vielyn, seeks the atomic weapons that will bring the rest of the world to its knees.

Vampire forces are reeling. As Linq and Ray race to the royal estate to rendezvous with Cassandra and Daniel, the princess is captured and Daniel falls.

With the fate of world shifting to their teenage shoulders, Linq and Ray must deal with tremendous losses while battling a most unexpected—and undeadly—new foe.

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The Story starts within Vaempires: The Evolutionary War.
I really liked reading what was happening with Linq and Ray at the different points in the story.
In the first book, it was Daniel and Cassie’s heads through which we saw the world. Now don’t get me wrong, I quite enjoyed it that way, but it was a nice change and I think it added more depth to be in Linq’s mind (a refresher comes later when we get to cross back to Cassie’s any way).

My only qualm with this fast paced and exciting book is that it ended. It leaves us reeling with desire to find out what happens next. Please Mr Winship tell me that the final instalment will be out soon or at least another novella side story or prequel to tide me over.

http://www.vaempires.com

 

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The BIG Cook Up

So the first weekly challenge of the Michelle Bridges 12 Week Body Transformation is to do a MASSIVE cook up of some of the freezer friendly meals so when we are feeling lazy we’ve got a freezer full of meals ready so we are less temped to cheat with take-out etc.

So this weekend I’m going to set aside a couple of hours (yeah right it’ll probably take me all weekend) to prep, cook and package up meals to stock up my freezer with.

This is NECESSARY for my success as the only way I’ll eat properly and follow the plan is if it’s easy.

It was awesome when I first got home from the hospital with my son as my mum was making me freezer meals, so I was actually eating properly, because the only time I got to eat was zapping them in the microwave and whooshing them down before Riley woke up again.

I’d love to be able to afford something like Light & Easy home delivery or even better a personal chief LOL.

Anyway, so I’m going to attempt to cook up the following (list below) and hopefully the hubby will help me with the prep and cook. The meals are all less than 400cals per serve and I think I’m about to get a shock at how small the serves are.

# Baked Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Spinach & Mozzarella

# Bean Nachos with Chilli Guacamole

# Broccoli & Zucchini Cheesy Bake

# Chicken, Pumpkin & Chickpea Korma

# Cottage Pie with Parmesan Potato Topping

# Cupcake Quiche

# Ricotta, Mushroom & Roasted Capsicum Cannelloni

# Spaghetti Bolognese with Lentils

# Spinach & Ricotta Cannelloni

# Not So Naughty Nachos

# Tuna & Vegie Lasagne