Tuesday, October 10, 2017

WoW: Quietly into the Night Guild

Poem that inspired the guild name:

Quietly into the Night

Quietly into the night, I creep
As the moon begins to sleep
I rise silently, softly dawning
Bathed in the glow, the early morning

Quietly into the night, I creep
As the sky begins to weep
The stars shine brightly, filling the sky
As my halo of light, shimmers up high

Background on guild rankings: (via Wikipedia)

In Tagalog mythology, Mayari (also known as Bulan) is the beautiful and most charming lunar deity who was the daughter of Bathala, the king of the gods, to a mortal woman. Mayari is the Goddess of Combat, War, Revolution, Hunt, Weaponry, Beauty, Strength, Moon and Night. She is known as the most beautiful deity in Bathala's court.[1] She is the sister of Tala, the goddess of stars and Adlaw (also known as Apolaki), god of the sun. However, in some mythology, Tala is Mayari's daughter.

In a Pampangan myth, Bathala died without leaving a will and Apolaki and Mayari fought over who would rule the earth. Apolaki wanted to rule the earth alone while Mayari insisted on equal rights. The two fought out the conflict with bamboo clubs until Mayari lost an eye. After Apolaki saw what he had done, he agreed to rule the earth together but at different times. However, her light is dimmer than her brother's due to the loss of her eye.[2]

Monday, October 2, 2017

Fall Update

Hey all,
So it has been a while since I've been active I know but I just wanted to pop on and say Hi!
These last few months has been a bit hectic with the kids going back to school, the hubby and I working 40+ hours a week and my surgery at the end on the September to remove my gallbladder.

So what's been happening:
I completed my Retail Management Certification this spring.

I switched from day shift to nights this last May and I'll be back at work starting the 8th.

We re-arranged the house this summer. The kids spent all summer travelling, visiting relatives.

B├ębe Girl is in Girls on the Run this year as well as Choir, so Mommy is running off her feet trying to keep up with extracurricular activities.

Lil' Man started Kindergarten this year and we just had his first parent-teacher conference. He's doing great academically but has the attention span on a small gnat. *snicker snicker*

The in-laws are on vacation so we have the house to ourselves. *mini vacay*

I'm back on WoW and catching up quickly. BlizzCon is coming up this November and I've got to get my virtual ticket. I'm not sure I want the goody bag this year, but we'll see.

So now that the personal stuff is out of the way. The important news :) Reading!
I've finally caught up on most of what I have been reading. Thank goodness for KU!

I've been stalking Amazon for my new releases by my favorite authors every Tuesday and Sunday: Jordan SilverEA HuntMary GoldbergerMadison Faye and Terry Bolryder.

I've started an Audible membership so I can listen to my books while I'm at work overnights. I've almost got all of Laurann Dohner's New Species in Audible *happy dance*

I've been stalking Bookstand's Time Machine for low price deals.

I stalk Evernight Publishing daily for new releases by some of my favorite authors: Sam Crescent, Angelique Voisen, Doris O'Connor, Jenika Snow and Danica Avet.

I am super excited that one of my favorite authors is doing self-pub: Viola Grace has been putting out some of her books on Sea to Sky and I've been gobbling them up as fast as they come out.

My poor kindle is recuperating on the charger today since I've spent the last week resting and recovering. 

Overall, our lives have been hectic but we are starting to settle down and get into our rhythm for the year.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

My Magazine Sharing: No Sweat No Stains


I was given a free sample of this product.

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My Review:

I was left feeling powder fresh all day, even after a 13 hour shift. The coldness of the spray is a downside for me as I tend to prefer roll-ons. I still found some white residue on the inside of my black shirts but not as much as when I use my solid deodorant.

I would give this a solid 4 1/2 Stars.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

ARC: Not So Little Green Man (Celestial Mates 1) by Erin Tate

I received this ARC copy and voluntarily have given an honest review.

5 Stars

Great start to a new series. Hoping to read Teon' s story eventually. Love the history behind the rulers titles. Sad how similar the societies are about orphans. Loved the confidence of the heroine.

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1791377296

ARC Review: Bossed Three Times by Madison Faye

I received this ARC copy and voluntarily have given an honest review.

4 Stars

While it is not necessary to read the previous book, Twiced Bossed, the backstory is helpful. I love the heroes and heroine. What a hilarious way to break the ice. The story was a short but fun read. I would recommend reading this book if you like shirt, sexy menages.

Link: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1791319730