All about Kat



Who is K??  Scroll down to the bottom of the page to find out!


***Last updated on 2/18/2015***

K's BEST BOOKS OF 2013 - CLICK HERE
K's BEST BOOKS OF 2014 - CLICK HERE

Series that I love:

Darynda Jones - Charley Davidson series (review)
J.R. Ward - The Black Dagger Brotherhood (Oh yeah!) (review)
Jeaneine Frost - The Cat and Bones series  (love, love!) (review)
Karen Marie Moning - The Fever Series (review)
C.L. Wilson - The Tairen Soul Series (review)
Charlaine Harris - The Sookie Stackhouse series (most but not all)  (reviews)
Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James  (some eye rolling, lots of oh my moments, and some funny moments too) (review)
The Dark Duet Series by C.J. Roberts (Reader beware...  very disturbing content) (review)
Raine Miller - The Blackstone Affair Trilogy (review)
J.T. Geissinger - The Night Prowler Series (review)
Jess Raven and Paula Black - The Becoming Series (review)
Colleen Hoover - The Slammed Series (review)
Karina Halle - The Artists Trilogy (review)
Soul Stripper by Katana Collins (review)
The Sin Brothers series by Rebecca Zanetti (review)
Seductive Nights by Lauren Blakely  (review)
The Shadow Guild Series by Christine D'Abo  (review)
The Eternal Mates Series by Felicity Heaton  (review)

Favorite stand alones:
Making Faces by Amy Harmon (review)
The Law of Moses by Amy Harmon (review)
Never Seduce a Scot by Maya Banks (review)
On Dublin Street by Samantha Young (review)
Dancing on Coals by Ellen O'Connell (review)
The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay (All time favorite!) (review)
The Golden Dynasty by Kristen Ashley (review)
Call of the Wilder by Kris Fletcher (review)
De Javu" by D.J. Starling (review)
Fantasyland by D.J. Starling  (review)
The Sweet Spot by Laura Drake (review)
Nothing Sweeter by Laura Drake (review)
Her Road Home by Laura Drake (review)
Crazy Little Thing Called Love by Molly Cannon (review)
Choices by Sydney Lane (review)
Hope by Sydney Lane (review)
The Secret of Ella and Micha by Jessica Sorensen (review)
The Colors of Blue by Lance McCulloch (review)
Don't Let Go by Sharla Lovelace  (review)
Checked by Jennifer Jameli  (review)
Archer's Voice by Mia Sheridan  (review)
Kyland by Mia Sheridan (review)
Becoming Calder by Mia Sheridan (review)
Finding Eden by Mia Sheridan (review)
Lost Lake by Sarah Addison Allen  (review)
The Art of Falling by Kathryn Craft  (review)
The Deepest Secret by Carla Buckley  (review)
The Devil's Cradle by Darcy Daniel  (review)
Hunger by Felicity Heaton  (review)
Wool by Hugh Howey (review)
Within Temptation by Tanya Holmes  (review)
Covet by Tracey Garvis Graves  (review)
All About Charming Alice by J. Arlene Cullner  (review)
True Vines by Diana Strinati Baur  (review)
The In-Between Hour by Barbara Claypole White  (review)
Absolution by Amanda Dick (review)
Forbidden Nights by Lauren Blakely (review)
Transcendence by Shay Savage (review)
Worth the Fall by Claudia Connor (review)
The Muse by Raine Miller (review)
Love in a Small Town by Zoe York (review)

Romantic Humor!!:

Wallbanger by Alice Clayton (review)
Beautiful Bastard by Christina Lauren (review)
Tangled by Emma Chase (review)
Lingerie Wars by Janet Elizabeth Henderson (review)
The Naughty Girls Book Club by Sophie Hart  (review)
Taken, Not Spurred by Ruth Cardello (review)

Favorite YA books:
The Fault in Our Stars by John Greene (cried bucket loads of tears! oh my lordy)
Stephanie Meyer - The Twilight Saga 


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Who is K?? 

K is a middle aged woman in her forties who is beginning to edge into that empty nest portion of her life.  Yes, the four beautiful babes I thought would never grow up are one by one stepping out into the great big world as "adults"...  eeeeekkkkkk....  noooooooooooo....  when did this happen?  Am I OLD??!!!  The answer to that is...  Of course not.  My life is changing and now that my kids are all growing up I decided that it is time for me to start doing grown up things.  Because I have four children and I used to teach little people (Pre-K), most of my life has been centered around small children and because of that I've always been surrounded by the likes of: 

This... 



And this...


You know...  lots of age appropriate stories that teach valuable life lessons and always have happy endings! 

I also spent many years collecting children's books...  I enjoyed it and still have a few favorites that I keep in a special place on my bookshelf.  My all time faves in the children's realm are: 
                                       
But now...  instead of piling on the couch with grape juice and goldfish with the kids,  I  like to spend time with my grown up friends and perhaps I might...

sip on a nice glass of wine... 

  

or... partake of a nice piece of chocolate!

 

And anyone who knows me knows that I always have on hand a cup of this:


 

I have OCD when it comes to my tea...  and my coffee! 

 I really enjoy having the freedom of now being able to have actual un-edited grown up conversations and also being able to devote more time to reading and discussing books that grown ups like to read.   

The younger me would spend hours browsing the children's book section in book stores and my bookshelves reflected this in my home.

I had a lot of this...



But, this wasn't  very helpful when I was in the mood for something a little more age appropriate for myself.
                                                                  
So, I began to stroll over to more grown up books but felt kind of lost.  I had no idea what I liked so
I began to follow Oprah's book club suggestions.  But that was kind of short lived because I didn't always like the book selections.  Even though many of the choices were inspiring, life changing reads...  I quickly lost interest. 

Then I went through a self help book phase.  For some reason I felt I needed fixing I guess...  I had a lot of this on my bookshelves:

       

One day I decided that I was finally Ok...  I emptied my bookshelves of this stuff and moved on.

I stopped reading for a while until one day a friend was going on and on about this series called Twilight...  so I picked up a copy...  and before I knew it I had read the whole series and I enjoyed it...  a lot!

 

And before you ask the answer is... no...  I am neither Team Edward or Team Jacob...  I'll leave that to all of the teenage twilight fans to decide.  I just really loved the books...  that's all. 

 That was the start of me really starting to  read simply for "entertainment".  I realized that not everything I read needs to have some sort of hidden message to making your life better.   Even though I do like to be inspired... and I will still pick up a book or two for that purpose, I now read mostly for entertainment and enjoyment.  It used to feel like work but now it doesn't.  Guess my light bulb finally clicked on.
   

So...  thank you Stephanie Meyer...  :)

Since then I just can't seem to stop reading and I have discovered so many amazing authors such as Jeaneine Frost, Darynda Jones, J.R. Ward, Karen Moning, Mia Sheridan, Amy Harmon etc... and loads of talented Indie authors!   I'm always on the hunt for that next fun book or series.  I love Paranormal Romance, Women's Fiction and anything that has me surrounded by Kleenex when I'm done! 
I do refer to myself as a late bloomer in the world of reading.  By this I mean that I have not always been an avid book reader.  But, I'm so glad that I've discovered how much I do love to read and hopefully I'll make up for lost time and can help inspire others to discover their inner book goddess.  (Was that a pathetic fifty shades reference?...  Yep, I think it was!) 
Because this is a grown up blog...  let's take a minute to enjoy some of the finer things in life...  you know...  a few things to help inspire your next reading adventure! 

Jensen Ackles is my absolute favorite guy! 
I discovered him when I used to be a Supernatural addict...  I don't watch the show anymore but I still watch him...  **wink wink**

Chris Hemsworth!  **sighhhhhhh**  Such a beautiful man! 

Joe Magliano!  I fell in love with this guy during my True Blood fan girl days... 


Reeve Carney!  Plays Dorian Gray in Penny Dreadful... 
He's my newest eye candy crush...  :)


Well...  I could go on and on...  I think that's enough inspiration for the time being...  :)

Thanks for stopping by the blog and taking the time to get to know me a little...  please come back again...   there are new book suggestions being added every day!  We are happy to help you look for that next great book to add to your personal collection...  :))

2 comments:

  1. This is so funny :) Love your profile! And we have the same taste in men (ahem). I think I told you that Jensen Ackles was in my head as Jack when I wrote "Absolution", but I don't think I told you that Chris Hemsworth was who I had in mind when I wrote "Between Before and After" - he was my Finn. Seems we have more in common than we though :) PS: I'm 43. And I love being in my forties! So much less drama now :)

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    1. Well then I must get to Between Before and After as fast as possible! LOL... It's nice to meet someone with similar tastes... must have something to do with being older and wiser. Or maybe it's just the wine... :)

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