Popping in to say hey

I've been missing my blog lately so a very awesome friend suggested that I do an update post. So here I am to let you know where in the H E double hockey sticks I've been.

I'm still around, jumping in and out of the book world depending on the amount of drama floating around. My hubby has also changed jobs which has drastically increased the amount of time he's home...seriously...he's always here. I love the man but it's been an adjustment to say the least. I think we both need to learn to do our own thing sometimes to stave off the desire to strangle each other lol.

I've been spending a lot of time reading and feeding my book addiction monster. Let me tell you, that monster is HANGRY! I've been buying books and reading like crazy. I recently counted the books I own (paper copies, not ebooks...I don't even want to know my kindle count) and wow. I would say I have a problem but I don't want to *buys more books*. 

My genre of choice has been contemporary romance. To be more specific, mm contemporary romance is my jam these days. I just can't get enough. Some of my favorites so far (in no certain order)...


I absolutely love the family dynamic in this series. I very rarely reread books but I'm currently on my second read of Borrowing Blue so that should tell you how much I liked it. Technically I'm listening to it this time around but it's still a 'reread'.



I enjoyed all of the books but books 1 and 4 are my favorites.

    (Why will this photo not cooperate!?!)

I'm up to 13 books/novellas/shorts and I'm very much looking forward to her 2017 releases.




 




It's Megtino...enough said!!!



I was so hooked in this series. It's romance with suspense and an interesting scifi twist.



Since I just spent 20 minutes (unsuccessfully) trying to get a photo into position, I'm going to call it and end this post while I'm ahead :-P

Hope you're all having a fabulous 2017.

Talk to you soon...maybe...we'll see.

Fast Connection (Cyberlove #2) by Megan Erickson & Santino Hassell

It's Release Day!!! If you liked Strong Signal then you'll love Fast Connection!


FAST CONNECTION
by Megan Erickson & Santino Hassell

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After a decade of serving in the Army, everyone still expects me to be Dominic 'Nicky'
Costigan -the skirt-chasing player. They don't know I've been spending my days trying to figure out my post-military life. Including how to pick up guys.

When I meet Luke on a hookup app, he makes it clear it's for one-night only. That's fine with me, because I'm down to see what this silver fox can do. But after I arrive at his doorstep, it doesn't take long to realize we have serious chemistry, and we end up meeting again.

He's got more walls around his heart than a military base, but I think he's as addicted to me as I am to him. He can't resist me for long. I mean, who can? Except Luke's rules exist for a reason, and when I test his limits, things get complicated. Maybe too complicated.



MY THOUGHTS

I absolutely loved these two men. I will admit that I wasn't sold on Costigan after the stunts he pulled in Strong Signal, the first book in the series, but wow did I ever fall for both him and his silver fox. I enjoyed seeing their interactions with each other.

They are from similar yet very different backgrounds so it was also interesting to see their interactions with their families...and how those interactions have shaped them.

I also enjoyed the brief glimpses of Garrett and Kai from Strong Signal. We saw just enough of them to make me want to revisit the book but not so much that it pulled my attention out of Fast Connection. Just like Goldilocks, it was just right.

Really, everything in this book was just right. I definitely recommend checking it out as well as Strong Signal if you haven't read it.




MEET THE AUTHORS


Megan Erickson is a USA Today bestselling author of romance that sizzles. her books have a touch of nerd, a dash of humor, and always have a happily ever after. A former journalist, she switched to fiction when she decided she likes writing her own endings better.

She lives in Pennsylvania with her very own nerdy husband and two kids. Although rather fun-sized, she's been told she has a full-sized personality. When Megan isn't writing, she's either lounging with her two cats named after John Hughes characters or...thinking about writing.

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Santino Hassell was raised by a conservative family, but he was anything but traditional. He grew up to be a smart-mouthed, school cutting grunge kid, then a transient twenty-something, and eventually transformed into an unlikely romance author.

Santino writes queer romance that is heavily influenced by the gritty, urban landscape of New York City, and his belief that human relationships are complex and flawed, and his own life experiences.


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My Wizard World Adventure

My latest adventure was attending Wizard World's Comic Con in Philadelphia earlier this month. I managed to squeeze in a lot more than I thought I'd be able to and I was so happy it worked out the way it did.


A few of the cosplayers I snapped pics of. I also saw a great Liv (iZombie) but I wasn't able to get out of line to get her picture :(



I snagged more autographs than I had planned. You only live once, right? I have autographs from Stephen Amell, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Mitch Pileggi, David Duchovny, and Stanley Tucci. I also got a signed comic from Bob Gale (co-director/writer/producer of Back to the Future), for my hubby, which was pretty cool. I was sketched as Simpson Jen by Phil Ortiz! This was especially cool because 1) Phil Ortiz!! and 2) I've always wanted to be drawn as a caricature so now I can cross that off my bucket list!



I sat in on two panels, the best being the Captain America panel with Chris Evans, Sebastian Stan, and Anthony Mackie. I was lucky enough to run into Jen McLaughlin while waiting in that line. I knew she was attending the Con but never thought I'd end up seeing her. I stole borrowed the selfie from Jen's twitter feed since her pic was better than mine :-P



I normally avoid being in pics at all costs but this time I pretty much said to hell with it and just went for it. I have pics with John Russo, Mitch Pileggi, Eugene Clark, and Tom Hiddleston & Chris Hemsworth. The first 3 were unplanned which makes them that much more memorable. I also had more time to talk to them so they seemed more relatable.

My zombie loving heart was thrilled to meet John Russo, one of the men responsible for zombies as we know them, and Eugene Clark, "Big Daddy" from Land of the Dead!! Now I have to try to meet George A. Romero someday!

As for that one picture that most everyone wants to hear about (Loki & Thor), I don't have much to say about it because I'm pretty sure my mind totally blanked during the two second photo process. Seriously, I only remember waiting in line for a while, putting my bag on the table, bumping into the two guys as I attempted to get in the frame, and that's it. That's all I got. Lol. I don't think I even really looked at them or said anything to them. But hey, at least I have a decent photo to show for it. :-P

How's that for a crazy 4 days?!

Have you been to any comic con's? What was your favorite take away?