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review 2018-09-08 03:15
Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten
Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten - Joseph Slate,Ashley Wolff

Miss Bindergarten is getting ready to teach Kindergarten. The book begins with her walking into her classroom and the walls are bare and there are boxes everywhere. Everything that is written in this book begins with each letter of the alphabet in order. At the end, the students arrive to a colorful classroom and Miss Bindergarten is ready to start the day!

I would read this book in the first week of Kindergarten. It is an interesting and colorful book that introduces the alphabet. An activity that would be neat to do with the students afterwards is have the students come up with an animal that begins with the same first letter as their name. Not only does this work with the alphabet, but it also works with the students with their names. 

 

Grade Pre-K-Kindergarten

Book Level:

Lexile AD590L

Accelerated Reader 1.5 

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review 2018-08-30 11:00
Release Week Review! Twilight Desires (Morgan Creek #3) Amanda Ashley!
Twilight Desires - Amanda Ashley

 

 

“A master of her craft.” —Maggie Shayne

 

Sofia Ravenwood was once fascinated by vampires—their seductive power, their inhuman strength, their dark desires. Then one of them attacked her family, and she threw out her goth attire and vowed to keep clear of her enemies. Until she heard about Ethan Parrish: a sweet, sizzling-hot former college football player, turned into a vampire against his will.

 

Wandering the deserted streets of Morgan Creek, Wyoming, Ethan’s sure he'll be alone forever—a monster like him deserves nothing else. Then beautiful, complicated Sofia agrees to meet him, fangs and all. The need she ignites in him is more than just the pulse of her blood or the scent of her skin. But he's not the only bloodsucker desperate to make her his own . . .

 

Praise for Amanda Ashley and Twilight Dreams

“A tender paranormal romance exploring love and family ties, and it’s tinged with intrigue and vengeance. . . . This portrait of new love is sweet and endearing.”
—Publishers Weekly

“Author Ashley is no stranger to paranormal romance . . . Intriguing.”
—Kirkus Reviews

“Master storyteller Amanda Ashley weaves a classic vampire tale of sensual, spine tingling suspense.”
—Christine Feehan

 

 

Passion and excitement explodes from the pages of this thrilling traditional vampire romance as Sofia and Ethan try to overcome some traditional issues regarding vampires and some not so traditional ones. The characters are strong and convincing as they draw readers into their story as Ethan has trouble accepting what he is and has lots of worries that go along with being turned into a “monster,” while Sofia has to wonder if being with Ethan is the best thing for her and her future. This has lots of emotional turmoil that readers can understand as well as keeping them glued to the pages as they wonder if this couple will reach a happily ever after or will their difference be more than they can handle.

 

The plot is steady to fast paced plot and keeps readers hanging on the edge of their seat with lots of thrilling suspense as Sofia and Ethan not try to move forward but a fight with an enemy that has set his sights on Sofia and the town of Morgan Creek. This enemy takes some elaborate measures to get what he wants most of which are deadly and brings unknown elements into the mix. Which gives readers as well as Ethan and Saintcrow, quite a few surprising twists to become caught up in.

 

The author is instigating some changes to the town of Morgan Creek and I have to wonder where she is taking this thrilling and mesmerizing series, especially since I can imagine several different paths she could take from here which could mean more wonderfully spine tingling vampire romances to come for readers. Note: While the story may be in the more traditional style of vampire romance, it is in no way boring and readers are easily smitten and charmed by the sexy vampires of Morgan Creek.

 

 

Author book page - http://members.authorsguild.net/amandaashley/twilight_desires__12444.htm

 

 

Add Twilight Desires to your shelves at:

 

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/37802513-twilight-desires

 

BookBub - https://www.bookbub.com/books/twilight-desires-by-amanda-ashley

 

 

Twilight Desires is the 3rd book in the Morgan Creek series -

 

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/series/189398-morgan-creek

 

Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0785KFKDY?ref=series_rw_dp_labf

 

Morgan Creek includes


1 As Twilight Falls
2 Twilight Dreams
3 Twilight Desires

 

 

in print or ebook at

 

Kensington print - http://www.kensingtonbooks.com/book.aspx/36656

 

Kensington ebook - http://www.kensingtonbooks.com/book.aspx/36657

 

Amazon - http://www.amazon.com/s/?field-keywords=9781420147407

 

iBooks - http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/isbn9781420147407?uo=8

 

GPlay - https://play.google.com/store/search?q=9781420147407&c=books

 

B&N - http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/9781420147407

 

Kobo - http://www.kobobooks.com/search/search.html?q=9781420147407

 

Hudson Booksellers - http://www.hudsonbooksellers.com/book/9781420147384

 

BaM - http://www.booksamillion.com/search?query=9781420147384&where=All

 

Target - https://www.target.com/p/twilight-desires-morgan-s-creek-by-amanda-ashley-paperback/-/A-53746319

 

IndieBound - http://www.indiebound.org/book/9781420147384

 

Walmart - https://www.walmart.com/ip/Twilight-Desires/838956859

 

 

Amanda Ashley is one of those rare birds—a California native. She's lived in Southern California her whole life and, except for the earthquakes, she loves it. She shares a home with her husband, as well as an adorable Pomeranian named Lady, a wild house sparrow named Tweety, and a tortoise who remains nameless. Amanda and her alter ego, Madeline, have written 60 books. Not bad for someone who started writing just for the fun of it. Her books have made the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists. You can get a sneak peek at her next book on her website AmandaAshley.com.

 

Website - http://www.amandaashley.com/

 

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/48190.Amanda_Ashley

 

BookBub - https://www.bookbub.com/authors/amanda-ashley

 

Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/vampyrewritr

 

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/AmandaAshleyFanPage?fref=nf

 

 

 

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review 2018-08-29 03:36
great book and great characters
Nothing But Trouble - Ashley Bostock

Michael needed a date . He was the founder and CEO of Together,Com- the largest and most successful matchmaking website in the world. It shouldn’t be hard to get a date. But tonight everything seemed to be against him.  He had employee issues to deal with. One employee posted nude pictures of himself on the website when he was drunk which was against the websites terns as well as breaking company policy. Then he had to deal with his new intern. Today Together had a list of over a billion users. Michael knew what he wanted -Fun, Freedom, and Sex. Michael wasn’t looking for long term, not after being burned  by Mindy who he had loved and wanted to have a family with and she had left him at the altar. Besides he worked eighty hours a week who would put up with that, work always came first. Devas Art Foundation was having its annual gala on Valentines Day. Michael was invited because he was one of the biggest donors and his company headquarters was located next to the Institutes Administrative Offices. Michael needed a date for this. The Center provided art classes for children and adults as well as supplies low income people can really benefit from the program and it can keep kids off the street, Michael’s grandmother was his secretary but she was completely professional while at work. Michael took his grandmother’s advice and made a fake profile after looking through a lot of female profiles Michael found a woman he was interested in -Sophia. Then Michael got a call that Mindy would be at the Gala this year. Sophia had been a member of Together .com for a little over three months. She was tired of working non-stop and not having any friends to talk to, let alone get together. Companionship was the main reason Sophia had created a profile on the site. This date with Clint who was actually Michael was exactly what Sophia needed. -a night out with no strings attached. Sophia liked to paint but hadn’t in quite a while and her heart ached at the loss. Having only enough money to get by on, her joy while painting never seem to fit in her budget. Sophia’s grandma-Eleanor had raised her as Sophia’s mother had been pretty much absent from her life. Sophia’s grandmother was her rock.  But Eleanor was old now and not healthy. Sophia had no problem taking care of her grandma. Sophia dropped out of college and worked full time as a stripper still there wasn’t enough financially but Sophie did take one class toward her nursing degree every semester she wasn’t giving that up. Sophie loved her grandma so much her heart hurt. Sophie felt many things when Michael showed up : excitement, shock, and attraction- a strong attraction and the unexplainable pull between Sophia and Michael. Even though she was a stripper Sophia was also a virgin at twenty four.

I loved this book and of course the Cinderella aspect to it. I felt bad for Sophia when her grandmother died that was her rock had been all her life. I loved Michael and Sophia together and how they interacted. I didn’t blame Sophie for not telling Michael what she did for a living she didn’t believe they were really going anywhere and he acted like  an ass like most men would even though Sophie wasn’t her job she had to support her grandmother and herself the best she could. This was a sweet emotional easy story to read and I loved it. I really hated Mindy and why did she still have any control or anything where Michael was concerned after what she had done to Michale already? I loved how Sophie stood by her grandmother. I choked up at times while reading this and at other times I chuckled. I loved the plot and pace. I loved the character sand the ins and outs of this book and I highly recommend.

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review 2018-08-21 19:26
Articulate sentences need not apply
The Gamble - Kristen Ashley

I've, mostly, given up on Ashley as her writing style/voice more often than not, constantly draws me in with promise but never delivers. This was a Kindle Freebie and Random Number Generator picked it out of the abyss. 

 

This story:

 

 

An Ashley hero calling the heroine "babe" and/or "baby"? NEVER. (She has an English accent so he also calls her Duchess)

 

 

 

"Executed a perfect 3 point turn". Why did I read this sentence over and over again? Was Ashley a driver instructor in a former life??

 

 

Sandwiched between the "babe" calling, three-point turning, and drama ending was some honest to god deep emotional issues (domestic violence, rape, disabilities) that get broached but never fully developed. Ashley's ability to incorporate these issues and emotions are what tempt me to keep reading her (the promise I was talking about) but ugh, no development. These issues almost start to seem sensationalized and click-bait reading because Ashley doesn't develop the issues and characters. 

 

 

 

The ending, my god, the ending. Drama after sensationalized drama. The repeat situations our heroine found herself in got to be tedious and one of the villains ended up being portrayed cartoonish. 

 

I can see why Ashley is popular and I can see why she in not popular. All I know is, my kingdom for an Ashley hero to speak in full coherent sentences.

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review 2018-08-20 18:52
The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie (Mackenzies & McBrides #1) by Jennifer Ashley
The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie - Jennifer Ashley

“Do you mind my madness? Even if you’re right that I can contain the rages, I will always be mad. I won’t get better.” “I know.” Beth snuggled against his chest. “It’s part of the very intriguing package that is Ian Mackenzie.”

 

*** ABOUT THE BOOK ***

 

Title: The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie (Mackenzies & McBrides #1)

Author: Jennifer Ashley

Genre: Historical Romance

 

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*** BOOK BLURB ***

 

The year is 1881. Meet the Mackenzie family—rich, powerful, dangerous, eccentric. A lady couldn't be seen with them without ruin. Rumors surround them—of tragic violence, of their mistresses, of their dark appetites, of scandals that set England and Scotland abuzz.

The youngest brother, Ian, known as the Mad Mackenzie, spent most of his young life in an asylum, and everyone agrees he is decidedly odd. He's also hard and handsome and has a penchant for Ming pottery and beautiful women.

Beth Ackerley, widow, has recently come into a fortune. She has decided that she wants no more drama in her life. She was raised in drama—an alcoholic father who drove them into the workhouse, a frail mother she had to nurse until her death, a fussy old lady she became constant companion to. No, she wants to take her money and find peace, to travel, to learn art, to sit back and fondly remember her brief but happy marriage to her late husband.

And then Ian Mackenzie decides he wants her.

 

*** REVIEW ***

 

 

I really thought I would like this book more than I did. It got 3 stars only because plot was different from usual historical romance - murder mystery and main hero with Aspergers.

 

The main off putting thing for me was jumping between narrators in the middle of the paragraphs. Also if book has a main character with a mental disorder, you would think it would be explored much deeper. His mental disability and ability to be in a relationships was really downplayed.

 

Don't think I will be reading further books in the series.

 

 

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