Serenity Sunday~~Cotton fields Back Home

Cotton fields on the way to see the little one

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She is growing so much


Sitting with MiMi .. Like Mimi she loves her Kindle LOl


Cat’s Meow ~The Trouble With Mistletoe ~Jill Shalvis #mustread



The Trouble With Mistle Toe

Jill Shalvis

HeartBreaker Bay #2

ebook, 384 pages
Published September 27th 2016 by Avon

If she has her way . . .

Willa Davis is wrangling puppies when Keane Winters stalks into her pet shop with frustration in his chocolate-brown eyes and a pink bedazzled cat carrier in his hand. He needs a kitty sitter, stat. But the last thing Willa needs is to rescue a guy who doesn’t even remember her . . .

He’ll get nothing but coal in his stocking.

Saddled with his great-aunt’s Feline from Hell, Keane is desperate to leave her in someone else’s capable hands. But in spite of the fact that he’s sure he’s never seen the drop-dead-gorgeous pet shop owner before, she seems to be mad at him . . .

Unless he tempers “naughty” with a special kind of nice . . .

Willa can’t deny that Keane’s changed since high school: he’s less arrogant, for one thing—but can she trust him not to break her heart again? It’s time to throw a coin in the fountain, make a Christmas wish—and let the mistletoe do its work . . .

A Little More Trouble With Mistle Toe

“You want to come upstairs, Willa?”

What she wanted was to put her hands back on his chest now that she knew it was as hard as it looked. Instead she gripped either side of her seat with white knuckles. “Of course not.”

“I think you do. I think you want something else too.”

“What I want,” she said as coolly as she could, “is dinner as promised.”

“Liar,” he chided softly.

“Well that’s just rude, calling your date a liar.”

“So it is a date.” His tone was very male and very smug. It should’ve pissed her off but instead it did something hot and erotic to her insides.

Clearly knowing it, he smiled at her and then dragged his teeth over his lower lip as he contemplated her.

Gah. She wanted to do that. And she wanted to do more too. She wanted him shockingly badly and suddenly she couldn’t remember why she shouldn’t. She tried to access her thought processes on the subject but her brain hiccupped and froze. Which surely was the only reason she let go of the death grip on her seat, slid her fingers into his hair, and . . . brushed her mouth over his.
He didn’t move, not a single muscle, but when she pulled back, his eyes had gone dark as night, piercing her with their intensity.

“Don’t read that the wrong way,” she whispered.

“Is there a wrong way to take it when a beautiful woman kisses you?”

“What am I going to do with you?” she asked.
“I’ve got a few suggestions.”
She lifted her head and took in the heated amusement in his dark gaze. And something else too, something that stole her breath and made it all but impossible to look away.
“Keane,” she whispered and shifted in closer.


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5 Meows and 3 purrs

The trouble with Mistletoe is a fun, fun, fun story to read. It is full of fabulous characters, friends with a tight bond, sexy men, and adorable animals. What’s not to love! Plus it’s a holiday story with angst and humor to boot! That makes it the perfect romance in my book.

Willa is taking a time out from men. She has had a rough past being in the system her life; she takes in not only stray animals to find homes but young girls as well.She hasn’t had much luck in love and sworn off relationships.That doesn’t stop her from tossing in coins in the fountain and making wishes.
Then in walks Keane. He was the first to hurt her and doesn’t even remember standing her up in Highschool. But Willa doesn’t run him out of her shop only because she feels sorry for the cat he is keeping for his aunt, Sally.

I found Willa is likable on so many accounts. One: the loving animals. Two: the loving the young girls and giving them second chances, jobs and a place to stay if they needed it Three: that she would give the shirt off her back or her last dime to homeless people.(Eddie is a blast too)

I fell in love with Keane the minute he appeared at Willa’s shop. I also loved all of Willa’s friends and though this is my first book by Jill Shalvis It won’t be my last. I want to read the first book in this series and can’t wait for Elle and Archer.

If you like pet shop owners, women that are not a size two, hot flippers, fun characters, mistletoe, holiday stories, romance, hot sex and adorable animals, you will love this one. I highly recommend it!


Meet Jill:

New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis lives in a small town in the Sierras full of quirky characters. Any resemblance to the quirky characters in her books is, um, mostly coincidental. Look for Jill’s bestselling, award-winning books wherever romances are sold and visit her website,, for a complete book list and daily blog detailing her city-girl-living-in-the-mountains adventures.

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Cat’s Meow~Long Road Home~JC Jaynes #secondchance #enemies-lovers


TITLE: Long Road Home


GENRE:  M/M Contemporary Romance

What should have been a beautiful new beginning is undone by the hatred and envy of another.

Ten years ago, Kaine Keeley watched in horror as the love of his life turned his back on him, taking with him his one true chance at happiness. Now that he’s no longer the penniless, shy boy he once was, Kaine is ready to fight and take back what was stolen from him.

A long time ago, Graeson Hardin thought that Kaine was worth fighting for. But after witnessing a crushing betrayal, he ran and never looked back. He wants nothing now but to live his life of solitude, protected from a love that almost destroyed him.

When Kaine shows up ten years later with a heartfelt apology and a believable explanation, Graeson must decide if he can make peace with his past to have the possibility of the future he always wanted.

Having traveled different roads in life, will these former lovers be able to battle the evil that may still be working to keep them apart and find a way to begin their long journey back home?



Meet JC:long-road-home-customdesign-jayaheer2016-3drender

I am a native Houstonian, with a deep love of Texas, especially our gorgeous Hill Country.  I am mother to five awesome children who, like their mom, are all weird and quite possibly a little bit nutty.  I attended the University of Houston and have BA in Business Administration. By day I am a Treasury Analyst in the Oil & Gas industry but by night, I let my inner freak-flag fly.

I have always been an avid reader.  I distinctly remember begging my poor mother to paint my room lavender so that it would coordinate with my Harlequin romance novel collection that had taken over my room.  My love of romance has evolved over the years to a passion for darker, more dangerous love that is hard fought.  After stumbling upon my first M/M novel I was blown away and from then on I was hooked.  My love of hot, sexy men aside, I love to read – and now write – stories with rough, sexy alpha males that struggle to find their HEA. My stories can be sparked by a name I hear, a delicious recipe I see, or even the lyrics of a song that move me.  I will hear it or see it and a complete character pops into my brain demanding that I write their story.


MY REVIEW 4 meows  5 purrs(burning hot)

Long Road Home Is a very interesting story of  Kaine, a man that won’t let go of the man he has always loved. Circumstances happened when he was a young college man and he felt he didn’t deserve Graeson so he worked to be that man. Then he had to convince Graeson that what he saw ten years ago wasn’t what he thought. I loved the story line and different plots going on here. I adored all of the characters and can’t wait to see if there will be more stories.

If you like second chances, Rich boy/ poor boy, pauper to prince stories, a bit of suspense, and some very hot man-sex you will love this one.



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Serenity Sunday~~Bench for my Mudroom #saveatree

A couple of Years ago my hubby decided he wanted his own sawmill. Now remember we live in the city limits. So he bought one and began getting with the tree companies to get logs from them instead of them hauling them to the dump to be burned. when most of these were  the wrong type of tree or just small limbs he began going to the dump himself. He would load up big logs with potential to become boards  or benches or tables and bring them home. It has been a learning process as the  logs tend to split no matter what he seems to do but here is the latest project.

A bench for my Mudroom which is really a hallway. A table to go beside it is in process.

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It was hard to get a good shot with the space so tight. I told my granddaughter this will be another quiet place she can sit and do whatever it is she does all day on her phone !

Do you have a special corner or place in your house to  sit back and read?

Cat’s MeowReviews that Purr Changing on the Fly Charity Anthology


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I’d like to thank Cathy for hosting us today as we celebrate the release of Changing on the Fly! This anthology is a special one for all the authors involved. We’re all LGBT allies and most of us pen M/M hockey romances. Being able to come together, write what we love, and be able to raise money for a charity that promotes inclusiveness in sports is a dream come true for us! I know that you’ll love every story in the collection. 100% of all royalties will be donated to our charity!

Here’s the blurb for my story, On Broadway. I’ve also added a playlist that I think fit Reilly and Rocket really well. I hope you get a good feel for the guys from the songs they’ve chosen to share with you. Thank you for visiting and for supporting gay athletes.


Money. Skill. Looks. Fame.

Riley Zeally, captain and star center for the New York Nightwings, has it all. You’d think his nights would be filled with wine, women, and song, but Riley isn’t what the world thinks he is. He’s a closeted gay man living a lonely, solitary life in the biggest city in the world. The lights of Broadway may shine brightly on him but they certainly don’t keep him warm at night.

Fate intercedes one blisteringly cold morning and tosses Riley into the path of a beautiful young man in shabby clothes and ancient skates who captivates the superstar. Then, just as unexpectedly as he appeared, the man of Riley’s dreams disappears, swallowed up by the city that never sleeps. In a city of millions, can two men from different worlds ever hope to find each other again?


Reilly and Rocket’s Playlist


M/M Charity Hockey Romance Anthology

Various Heat Levels


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Changing on the Fly is a celebration of romance, featuring six M/M stories about hockey players falling in love on – and off – the ice. All proceeds from the anthology will be donated to a charity that supports inclusiveness in athletics.

The anthology will be available starting in October, 2016, for a limited time only.

It includes the following stories:

Even Strength by Cherylanne Corneille
Next Season by Avon Gale
Going Home by Heather Lire
On Broadway by V.L. Locey
The Brother and the Retired Player by Mary Smith
Take a Shot by Samantha Wayland

 Overall. My review. 

I give it a 5. It’s for a good cause and the stories are all full of heart and soul. Each one showcases a character or characters dealing with life n a pro sport and being gay.  There is a little bit of everything  from no heat to scorching, second chances to new beginnings, and new romance, so I recommend you give this a go! especially if your a hockey fan!

V.L. Locey’s On Broadway: 

“You’re about as far from being just a guy as I am from being able to play “Rocket Man” on harmonica.”

“Is that the song your mom named you after?” I fell back to the bed, feet dangling to the floor and hands clasped behind my head.

“Good guess.” He appeared behind me after a moment. I tipped my head back to look at him. His green eyes were darker now, smoky jade and hot with desire. “You’re really sexy in a Toby McGuire Spider-Man kind of way.”

“I don’t have any superpowers,” I replied as he leaned over and placed his hands on either side of my head.

“Not true,” Rocket whispered before covering my mouth with his. My eyes drifted shut as my fingers knotted up the bedding. His mouth was hot and wet, his tongue skilled, his taste a subtle blend of Korean buffet. “You’re Riley Zeally,” he murmured between nibbling kisses that made my heart pump faster, “the face of professional hockey.”

I reached up from the duvet to push my fingers into his hair. “I want you,” I panted between his short, maddening sweeps of my mouth.

My Review 5 meows

Riley is lonely and sees  a sexy young skater in a rink and is instantly drawn to him. He finds him and finds out Rocket is down on his luck and a prostitute.  Though he knows he shouldn’t he takes a chance on Rocket, risking his friendships and career on a hooker.

I absolutely fell in love with Rocket. I could see Riley’s desire and need for the man.  This is a very cute story with a very sexy unorthodox character. I hope to see more of Riley and Rocket in the future.


Samantha Wayland’s Take a Shot:

“There already is someone who loves to spend time with you, who loves hockey and your friends and their ridiculous pranks. Who gets that you have to travel and that you’re tired!”

Tim blinked, appearing utterly bewildered. “Who?”

“Me, you asshole! Me.”

Tim threw his hands in the air. “What about you?”

“I appreciate you exactly as you are. I love our life. Our friends. You. Even the super fucking irritating things, because apparently there is something wrong with me. I love that you can’t hide what you’re feeling, almost ever. And that you say what you’re thinking, even when I can’t do the same. I like living with you, a fucking neat-freak nudist, and working with you, and there’s never been a time, not once, that I was tired of being around you. You’re gorgeous and you’re kind and you’re the best person I know. So shut up about there not being someone who can appreciate everything about you. There already is. And unfortunately for you, it’s me.”

5 meows

I loved this story. I liked Tim   and his openess. It’s a great story.

Heather Lire’s Going Home

“What the fuck, man?” Blake growled at Dex.

“What?” he asked, innocently. Too innocently. “I was just making conversation with an old friend from high school. One who helped both of us graduate.”

If he’d known when he started this trip down memory lane that he’d be running into the person who’d had a staring roll in the epic disaster that had been his last night in town, he’d never have started it. Micah had also held a staring roll in every single one of his sexual fantasies back then as well.

“Fuck you, Dex.”

“Think about it like this…this is a new start for both of us. A chance to fix the things in our lives that we fucked up. Me with my career and you with Micah.”

5 Meows. I liked Micah and how he decided to make amends this is a perfect second chances story.

I liked Micah and how he decided to make amends this is a perfect second chances story.

Cherylanne Corneille’s Even Strength

He took a few laps around their end of the rink to loosen his legs. On his fourth pass around the net, he picked up a stray puck and carried it on his stick before shooting it into the net. Boone bumped his shoulder and nodded toward the glass as they rounded their end of the rink again.

What the hell? He glanced in the direction his teammate indicated. Two men around his age wearing New York’s jerseys held up a brightly colored sign that said simply, “Thank you, Nate.” He puzzled on the meaning until he made another lap. One of them also held a small rainbow flag.

5 Meows.

This is such an awesome story. I adored the rainbow laces and how  Nate managed to keep both his team and his relationship in tacked. I wanted much more of this story.

Mary Smith’s The Brother and the Retired Player

Our lips touch, and the spark is struck. He pulls me closer and grips my hips. I can feel his hardness already, and my dick twitches at the contact. Our kiss intensifies as our tongues touch. I hold him closer, and the light scruff of his pale beard tickles me. I never want to leave this spot, but finally, I pull back.

4 Meows. 

This is a good story I did like all the characters but main issue was there were so many with such similar names it confused me.  Such as Keison, Keaton, Kian. It just made it a bit hard for me to keep up with which brother was doing what or was it the friend.  I did love the romance between Tim and Kian.

Avon Gale’s Next Season 

Nick stopped as Sparrow went to get into his Escalade, which he’d somehow remote started the second they got out of the building. Nick drove a 2002 Ford Focus and was lucky if it started when the key was in the ignition.

“So, uh,” Nick said, not wanting to just walk off but still as uncertain as he’d been in the locker room about what to say. “See you in Philly, I guess.”

“Yeah,” Sparrow muttered, yanking the door to his luxury SUV open with too much force. “See you in Philly, kid.”

Nick managed to get his own car door open, grabbed his ice scraper, and turned the car on so he could blast the heat. He watched Sparrow drive away, leaving tire tracks in the snow. 


I loved the story but it  came to such an abrupt stop and I wanted more more more!


V.L. Locey

V.L. Locey loves worn jeans, yoga, belly laughs, walking, reading and writing lusty tales, Greek mythology, the New York Rangers, comic books, and coffee. (Not necessarily in that order.) She shares her life with her husband, her daughter, one dog, two cats, a flock of assorted domestic fowl, and two Jersey steers.

When not writing spicy romances, she enjoys spending her day with her menagerie in the rolling hills of Pennsylvania with a cup of fresh java in hand. She can also be found online on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and GoodReads.


Avon Gale

Avon Gale was once the mayor on Foursquare of Jazzercise and Lollicup, which should tell you all you need to know about her as a person. She likes road trips, rock concerts, drinking Kentucky bourbon and yelling at hockey. She’s a displaced southerner living in a liberal midwestern college town, and she never gets tired of people and their stories — either real or the ones she makes up in her head.


Cherylanne Corneille 

Cherylanne Corneille has been writing almost as long as she has loved the game of hockey, so it was inevitable that she would eventually combine two of her favorite pastimes into one hobby. She will watch almost any game but prefers to cheer on the Carolina Hurricanes, Anaheim Ducks, Tampa Bay Lightning, and Tyler Seguin.

When not writing or watching hockey, she enjoys running and has completed 18 half marathons.  She also loves Stars Wars, Lord of the Rings, and Captain America.

Cherylanne lives in Central Florida with her cat, who was almost called Puck or Hanifin but sometimes answers to the name Phasma.


Heather Lire

Heather has traveled all over the world, speaks several languages, collects romance books like they’re going out of style, and has multiple book boyfriends. Ok, she hasn’t been all over the world, except in her mind. She does however speak multiple languages and collect romance books. Her long-suffering husband and sons roll their eyes at all her book boyfriends. When she’s not busy on her next novel she can be found in her classroom where teaches one of those many languages, at one of her sons many sporting events or on twitter talking about what else, romance books.


Samantha Wayland

 Samantha Wayland has three great loves in life; her family, writing books, and hockey. She is often found apologizing to the first for how much time and attention is taken up by the latter two, but they forgive her because they are awesome and she clearly doesn’t deserve them.

Sam lives with her family—of both the two and four-legged variety—outside of Boston. When she’s not locked away in her home office, she can generally be found tucked in the corner of the local Thai place with other socially-starved authors and an adult beverage. Her favorite things include mango martinis, tiny Chihuahuas with big attitude problems, and the Oxford comma.


Mary Smith

Best Selling Author, Mary Smith, has been coming up with stories her whole life. She has written A HOCKEY TUTOR and THE NEW HAMPSHIRE BEARS SERIES along with numerous other titles, as well as co-authored THE PENALTY KILL TRILOGY, OH CAPTAIN, MY CAPTAIN SERIES, and THE NINTH INNINGS SERIES with Lindsay Paige. When not busy writing or rooting for the Chicago Blackhawks you can find her with her nose stuck in her Kindle.