Hello readers. It’s been crazy here since my last post. Lots of life struggles that I am trying to deal with day by day. #anxietysucks

I will have a real update soon!



Book Review: The Original Sinners series


So! I reallllllly liked this series. All of the characters were great, and the story was really good. I honestly didn’t care for most of the third book, because I just felt there was no need for all the background information on Soren & Kingsley as teenagers. But it is what it is. I also liked how the series ended! I’d give it an overall four, and definitely recommend it to anyone liking the erotica genre. Because it is just more than all the sex….. there’s a love story in there- a good one!

P.S. Thanks to Harlequin Rewards, I got the third book for free.



Link Up: Show Us Your Books – What I Read In May 2016

Life According to Steph

I’ve done this link up before, so I’m just diving right in!


So, this is what I’ve been reading this the month of May:

I blogged about the Please series that I blew through in the first week of May. So good!

I started the Shattered Innocence series (I am to give honest review for a company I am signed up with), and I forced myself through it for over a week before I just gave up on it.  The story feels forced and rocky. The characters are getting on my nerves too! #sheneedstogetabackbone   I honestly do not think that I will ever finish this book….

I am still stuck on the Lunar Chronicles series. I blew through the first two books, but this third book is realllllllllllllllly fighting me. I pick it up and then put it down right away. I was determined to finish it before May is over, but didn’t happen…….. Not sure I see it in June’s future either, but we shall see.

I joined Harlequin Rewards in the middle of May, and I am earning free ebooks left and right! So I started a new series called The Original Sinners, which is in the erotica genre (D/s stuff #kinky).  And I have to admit, I am pretty much all in with this series. And it’s because of the characters and not even the sex stuff. Expect a review on my blog real soon!


Also! I am on GoodReads, so you can always follow me there to see my list of books. I’m doing the 2016 Reading Challenge, which is going very well thus far.



Readers….. So I haven’t posted a whole lot as of late. With good reason– I’ve been so busy with regular life stuff.

I work in a school cafeteria… so I am pretty much in the same boat as teachers (I’ve had a countdown till the end of school up since May, haha!). I’m just soooooooo ready for school and work to be over with!

The weather has been in the 70’s and 80’s here, which means after work, I put the kids outside and I sit on my porch reading a book till it’s time to make dinner. No other way to live the summer, am I right?

After dinner the kids go to bed, I straighten up the house and then head to bed. BOOM!!!


I promise I will have plenty to blog about once school is over with (7 school days left, woohoooooo!!!!!!!!!). I do have a lot of book reviews I need to tackle, so you’ll see those pop up here shortly.

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Memorial Day 2016

Yes, I’m suuuuuuuuuuuuuper late with this post. My bad. #busylife

What’s not a better way to celebrate Memorial Day by taking the family to Gettysburg? From going to the Visitor Center to taking an auto audio tour and capping it off by paying respect to those at Gettysburg National Cemetery. What an awesome sight to see so many people and so many individuals playing the part as a Confederate and Union soldier and the wealth of knowledge many of them have. Top it off by camping at Artillery Ridge Campground right down the street from the cemetery. Unfortunately, no ghosts were seen but we did go on a candlelit ghost tour and heard many cool facts and stories. The kids tie-dyed shirts, swam in the pool and pulled up over 20 bluegill sunfish and bass in about 3 hours.

The kids have never been and I’m really happy that they had a freakin’ blast, as Gettysburg is my favorite place to visit. #winningparenting

Enough of me talking, lets just share some pictures!

Visitor’s Center & a view of Mummasburg Road (a battlefield is to the right of barn)
My two boys on top of Little Round Top & a view from Devil’s Den (below Little Round Top)
cannon     cemetary
A cannon at the Eternal Peace Memorial & a not well-known cemetary we saw on our ghost walk

Soldier’s National Cemetary (this was right to the right when we walked in)