Wednesday, April 25, 2018


Jewel E. Ann
Release date: March 25, 2018
Release date: April 9, 2018
Both are currently available in Kindle Unlimited

🌠🌠🌠🌠GUEST REVIEW by Michelle Rodriguez🌠🌠🌠🌠

Hello Angels, so since Robyn is taking a mini hiatus from reviewing and her reasons are valid because school is tough, but I know it’s for the greater good and she will be back in full force.  When she said in her live Facebook video if anyone wanted to add reviews, I jumped right in.  As most of you may or may not know, I was a reviewer/blogger, but I had to take a huge step back due to family obligations.  When a friend, such as Robyn whom I know is passionate of the reading world and books in general and knowing she is has to take a step back herself, I didn’t want her blog to go away.  I offered two of my reviews that I did on Goodreads for the two books above.  So without further ado, here are my reviews for Transcend and Epoch.

Transcend 5 Stars

Jewel is a special kind of author, let me tell your why.  She has been sharing chapters of Transcend for over a year to her readers via her newsletter.  Although I am a subscriber to her newsletter, I knew eventually, she would make Transcend into a full length and share it with everyone.  I waited until this book was out in the wild.  I was a trooper and I didn’t read the Chapters Jewel shared in her newsletter.  I have been a fan of Jewel’s since the Holding Series.  Most of you who have followed my reviews before, will know that I am truly a fan of her writing.  

If you are a fan of Jewel’s other books, well let me just say Transcend (and what I am sure Epoch will be) is a totally different read.  You still get the sarcasm, sense of humor, strong female lead,  But what you will also get is bit of mystery a bit suspense.  See … different..   Swayze Samuels is your female lead, and how can you not love someone with the name of Swayze, even though she hates it.  The story has Swayze, Griffin (her hot, sexy AF boyfriend) and Nate her employer. Swayze is hired to take care of his newborn baby girl, Morgan.

I am going to be pretty vague with this review.  What I will say is this: it isn’t a love triangle, and for those of you who read the blurb and think it’s one genre for example, PNR.  I am not a PNR reader, but for me this is NOT PNR and I will leave it at that.  You have to read with an open mind.  

I read this book in a day and a half.  I started diving into Epoch as soon as I was done with Transcend.  

Epoch  5 Stars 

Just when I think Jewel E. Ann cannot make me love her anymore than I do, she writes a duet that will probably live in my heart for years to come.  

I’m an emotional person by nature, like I cry at commercials.  I’ve cried reading books before, but not as much as I did reading Epoch.  Before you continue reading this review, if you haven’t read Transcend, you really should not be reading this review or Epoch.  

How Transcend set the storyline and all the pieces, Epoch will eviscerate you, will question everything, when you think you know, you really don’t know shit.  Even now as I am trying to formulate a coherent review, my tears are still flowing down my face.  

I started Epoch late on a late Thursday night, I was at 40% the next day, when I was told I should really be at home to read the rest.  The first 40% was pretty difficult so I heeded the warning.  Since that Friday in question happened to be Good Friday, I decided to give my heart and eyes a rest.  Saturday came, and I decided to read a rom/com before I would pick up Epoch.  I started reading and kept finding myself putting it down everytime tears started to flow.  I was so upset.  Again, picked up my Ipad read a few more chapters, again, tears were flowing.  Wash, rinse, repeat.  At 70% I couldn’t read anymore, my heart and my emotions truly could not handle the words.  They were just so powerful, haunting, heartbreaking, you name it, I felt them. 

On Easter Sunday at 6 a.m. in the morning, I told myself I was going to finish Epoch even if it killed me emotionally.  As mentioned above, I’m a crier, I big enough to admit that I wear my emotions.  I do NOT have a poker face.  Jewel E. Ann has officially broken me in the best possible way.  I want to shout through the rooftops about her stellar writing.  If you have read a Jewel E. Ann book, you know she has a way to bring lots of funny, yet thought provoking moments, sexy times galore.  While Transcend was the WTH, Epoch was the WTF and Holy Shit what is she doing to me?  If you love angst and having your heart ripped out of you, then please read this duet because it will do all of that and then some.

You see how vague this review is becoming?  I have to keep it vague, you need to experience it for yourself and read both books with an open mind because I am sure there will be some people that won’t get it and that’s fine.  We all don’t read the same thing or get the same message. 

Sometimes reading is duet can be a slippery slope for some, like one book is better than the other.  Not this duet.  You get everything in both books.  That’s a true testament of great writing.

Thank you Jewel for doing it yet again lady.  I am in awe of you.  You pulled off an epic duet with Transcend and Epoch (you see what I did there?).  What I will advise to anyone wanting to read this is that you do it at the comfort of your home.  I don’t want you to blame me when you’re at work or commuting home and you start the ugly cry.  


Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Stephanie Rose
Original release: October 19, 2017
Audio release: April 17, 2018
Currently available in Kindle Unlimited

Ever feel like life is overwhelming? Like, one day all is manageable and the next you’re so busy you forget your glasses on top of your head and squint like an idiot all day. Not that I would know anything about that. But life happens as quickly as a cat meows and the best you can do is hang on.

That’s my life. I’m suddenly back to school, working on a major project, working, running a small business and trying to blog. It’s not easy, and I’m barely hanging on. After much thought and prayer, I’ve decided to step back from reviewing for a bit. At least through most of the summer. This was not an easy decision, but one I think is the right one.

How grateful am I that my last book reviewed before going on temporary hiatus is Stephanie Rose’s REWRITE! I’m not sure how to start talking about this incredible story, well-crafted characters, and the most phenomenal narrators! I mean, how do I describe how much my weekend of running errands, washing dogs, doing laundry, and finishing homework was made SO MUCH BETTER thanks to this book? I’ll do my best.


Ahem, for those new to Stephanie Rose, let me say you need, NEED, to start reading her now. She writes some of the most honest, well developed, genuine characters in contemporary romance. REWRITE is everything I consider modern romance should be: a beautiful story based on reality that shows imperfect people deserve love and second chances. The writing is flawless, the characters feel like people I know, and the struggles they face are completely relatable.

Josh and Brianna are life-long friends who separate because life happens. Being young and making mistakes leads to a pen pal friendship over a ten-year span. Destiny reunites them again, only to hand out shocking truths and devastating blows. Josh and Brianna have to figure out how strong their love is, how to fight through and rewrite the story they began when they were five-years-old.

I opted to experience REWRITE in audio form, and it’s FAN-FREAKING-TASTIC! Read in dual narration, Tristan Wright and Devra Woodward are absolute magic in this story. Their ability to capture the fun, frustration, and chemistry between Josh and Brianna is sheer perfection. They brought to life an incredibly beautiful love story with ease, grace, and sensitivity. They add the cherry to the top of Stephanie Rose’s perfect sundae of a book. REWRITE is truly the sweetest gift.   



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