Waking the Bear {Book Review}

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Overprotective bearshifter, Griff Martin, reluctantly rents his mountain cabin to an artist, Amy Francis. He quickly realizes the plucky artist is mate. But danger is brewing in the forest, and Griff has to be ready to safeguard both his female and his den, at the risk of losing both.

  • Publisher: Earthshine Publishing
  • Release Date: April 24, 2015
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  • Book Series: Broken Chains Series, Book 1

MY THOUGHTS – Fun and sexy short story. I listened to the audiobook reading version which was narrated by Jason P. Hilton. At first I wasn’t sure I would enjoy the story read by a male because I was thrown off by how weird he sounded as Amy, the main female character. However, the moment we were introduced to Griff, the local ranger, I must admit, I fell for this Grizzly of a man, a man we later learn is a bear shifter.

I enjoyed the story but I definitely expected more than what we got in the end after they both gave in to their desires for the other. I expected the thrill of danger and excitement of a newly discovered love lust to keep going but instead it ended rather abruptly. Kind of like that orgasm about to final release and then stop before spilling over. I was left wondering what happened and wondering why it ended when I was really getting into it. Will I eventually find out more about the mountain lions trying to take over the bears territory?? Will more come to town to stir things up?? Will Griff keep coming to his mate’s rescue?? Overall, I’d say it was still worth a listen to, especially when you’re short on time or just starting a new series and looking for the quick and animalistic version.

** I ONLY received a free audiobook copy in exchange for an honest review. **


Coloring Dream Mandala’s {Book Review}


AUTHOR: Wendy Piersall
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PUBLISHER: Ulysses Press

This coloring page came from Wendy Piersall’s latest coloring book, COLORING DREAM MANDALA’S. I couldn’t sleep so thought I’d start a new page. So far, I’ve enjoyed COLORING ANIMAL MANDALA’S, COLORING FLOWER MANDALA’S, and I’d have to say that this one has to be my favorite coloring book so far by Wendy Piersall!

Relax, focus, reach a higher state of mindfulness and simply yourself as you artfully turn the intricate shapes in this book into stunning works of art. Coloring Dream Mandala’s offers you an imaginative array of inspiring quotes and beautiful images, including: dream catchers, dragons, fairies, stars and moons, angels, birds, sacred symbols, castles, and dream catchers.

Coloring style meditations help me disconnect from the fast paced everyday chaos and allows me to slow down my turbo charged mind so I can be still to reconnect with other dimensions between the lines on the paper and in my mind. After some time of coloring, my mind is slowed enough that I can finally easily fall asleep.

I ONLY received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.