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What are you Reading?

Hi Everyone,

Today has been cold, dreary and rainy, aka the perfect winter day for reading. (A rarity in the South.) The boys and I stayed cuddled under the blanket for the majority of the day. I read Deadly Attraction by Misty Evans. Tomorrow morning, my review will be live and there will be a giveaway that you will want to see! Tonight, I am finishing The Eyes Have It by Julie Allan and The Mother’s Promise by Sally Hepworth.

What are you reading?

Enjoy!
~Ariesgrl

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Hello

Hi Everyone,

The website is finally back in action! Whew, this has been one heck of a week! Thanks for all of your patience.

Take a look around at some of the new updates and pages. As I have mentioned before, there will be a few changes/surprises starting in 2017. Also, since it is now November, there is a new issue of Sasee Magazine out, so make sure to check out the Sasee page. (Book lovers will definitely want to read this month’s recommendation.)

In the meantime, hold on to your reading chair, book reviews are headed your way… FINALLY! 🙂

Enjoy!
~Ariesgrl

 

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Manic Monday

Hi Everyone,

How did you all do during the clock change? Did you enjoy the extra hour of sleep or are you still trying to get your bearings? Last week, I had two severe migraines in less than four days, which seriously cut back on my reading time. Saturday night, not only did I enjoy the chance to get a bit more rest, I also have enjoyed the major shift in the weather. The air has finally cooled enough to open the windows and air out the home. YAY! I will be online for most of the day tomorrow, updating the site with plenty of reviews. I hope you all will enjoy them.

In the meantime, tell me what is your favorite thing about Autumn?

Enjoy!
~Ariesgrl

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Behind Closed Doors

By: B. A. Paris

 

Grace grew up knowing her parents never wanted children and when her much younger sister, Millie, was born with Down Syndrome, she vowed to always care for her. She has never found the perfect guy, because they all tend to run as soon as they know about her commitment to her sister. When the charming Jack Angel steps up to dance with Millie at a concert in the park, Grace immediately falls in love. Just a few months later, they are married and living an outwardly perfect life. As the newlyweds experience their first year of marriage, secrets come through and all is not what it seems.

This is a bone-chilling psychological novel. Dark, twisty and very real, this book is one that readers will not be able to put down. There are repetitive phrases and the plot line is a bit predictable. However, readers will be absorbed into Grace’s world and they will not be able to escape. This is the kind of book that you read with a flashlight and with the blanket pulled up to your chin. It is scary, because it is totally plausible and relatable.

Notes:

I voluntarily signed up to honestly review a hardback copy from St. Martin’s Press.

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Halloween Reading…

Hi Everyone,

How do you do Halloween? I prefer to keep mine light-hearted and fun. I don’t like scary movies or gore. Every few years, I get in the mood for a bone-chilling read. Let’s just say, I am still traumatized by Stephen King’s Nightmares and Dreamscapes. Frogs…

These Halloween mood cycle has been happening for most of my life. There was a book that I checked out from the library, a murder mystery, when I was a child. I set it down one night, because I spooked myself. (I read everything with a flashlight under the covers.) I never finished it. This book still “haunts” me to this day, because I WANT to finish it. Every few years, I will get the urge to read it and I research to my wits end, trying to figure out what the book was, so I could finish it. I remember it was blueish/grey, had a haunted hotel on the cover and the synopsis had to do with a room being off limits, because of multiple deaths.

This year, I have been researching this childhood book, but I wanted something thrilling. Yesterday, while at work, a book came in the mail called Behind Closed Doors. Well, let’s just say the late night, bone-chilling, read-a-thon started! Whew, this has been an epic psychological thriller. I had to physically set the book down and I look forward to finishing it tonight. I hope the ending is as good as the beginning. I also have a military suspense book lined up and I will be finishing the spooky middle grade book, Seraphina and the Twisted Staff. I started it in the summer, but life intervened and I had to set it aside for a couple of months.

So how do you prefer your Halloween reads?

Either spooky or fun, I hope your Halloween is full of reading treats!!!

Enjoy!
~Ariesgrl

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A Quick Update!

Hi Everyone,

I cannot believe we are nearing the end of the month! Pure craziness! On Sunday, the boys and I celebrated Mom’s birthday and yesterday, I had a fun time with the Sasee Facebook Book Club.

Today, I am online and making a few changes. Be on the lookout, as things will appear different on the site soon. I even have a few plans in place for 2017! 🙂

Also, more reviews are headed your way.

In the meantime, tell me what you have been reading this week?

Enjoy!
~Ariesgrl

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Two important items…

Hi Everyone,

This week, I learned about two different, things. One, very important and a good cause. While the other, will be a lot of fun! What do these two things have in common?
Excellent, must-read, books, of course!!!

 

First up, Kristy Woodson Harvey is donating proceeds from the sales of her books to help Hurricane Matthew victims. As you know, I love Dear Carolina and Lies and Other Acts of Love. I am looking forward to her latest book, which comes out next year! So, you get to read excellent books and help a worthy cause!

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Second, is some exciting news!!! The incredible authors of America’s First Daughter, will be joining the Sasee Facebook Reading Group this Monday! If you love Historical Fiction, America’s First Daughter is an excellent book! If you have already read this novel about Patsy Jefferson, feel free to join in on the fun!

 

Enjoy!
~Ariesgrl

 

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What are you Reading?

Hi Everyone,

The last two days have been insane at home. I haven’t been online as much as I wanted, nor have I read as much either. Sunday, I read one whole book and last night, I started The Magician’s Lie by Greer Macallister. I am looking forward to curling up with my boys tonight and hopefully finishing this book. I will be back on Friday with more reviews.

So tell me, what have you been reading?

Enjoy!
~Ariesgrl

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My Sister’s Books Review #93

A Lowcountry Christmas

By: Mary Alice Monroe

Book 5 in the Lowcountry Summer Series/Christmas Themed Book

 

Taylor McClellan is grateful for his wife, Harper, his home and his family. During this special Christmas, he reflects on his first Christmas at home, after being injured in Afghanistan. Five years ago, Taylor was released from the hospital, yet he knew his brain was still not well. His mother, Jenny, was thrilled to have her son home and wanted to have the best Christmas ever. Miller, Taylor’s younger brother, only wanted a puppy for Christmas. Life had changed drastically for each of the McClellan family members, but hopefully a Christmas miracle will bring them all together again.

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Three Book Reviews

Hi Everyone,

Here are reviews of three books that I read during Hurricane Matthew.

Enjoy!
~Ariesgrl

 

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