Fantasy Romance

Re-read Mating the Huntress

Read Mating the Huntress (Monsters and Mates, #1)

Chastity Adofo knows a monster when she sees one. As soon as Luke Anthony wanders into her family’s coffee shop, she recognises the evil lurking beneath his charming smile and fantastic arse. The handsome werewolf is determined to have her—but she’s determined to cut out his heart.

Little does she know, Luke’s plans for her are far more pleasurable than murder. And when the full moon rises, all bets are off…

Re-read this for Halloween. Funnier than I remembered! The werewolf is so desperate to convince his mate to be with him that he thinks it’s cute when she stabs him in the chest and tries to kill him for being a monster. It’s a little much that she would try to kill someone who’s clearly a person, but I guess she’s been indoctrinated by her family all of her life. At the climax, the way she showed him she accepted him as who he was, not in spite of being a werewolf, is clever and fun. There’s a weird reveal at the end that her older siblings have been stalking her to make sure she’s safe at the end, but I’ll headcannon that out.


IndieWeb Friday Funday

RSVPed Attending IndieWeb Friday Funday – Halloween Edition

What’s Friday Funday?
A casual after-work hangout for people with their own websites to talk about things besides websites! Get to know other people in the IndieWeb, beyond the IndieWeb.
Drop in for a few minutes or stay for the whole evening. Bring your beverage of choice, or dinner if it’s that ti…

Looking forward to hanging out with folks this Friday!

I might do some pie prep while we chat 🍏 I was thinking about doing a fall themed block print but I should probably apply my full attention with sharp tools involved 😉

Art and Design Fantasy

Re-watched Nightmare Before Christmas

Watched The Nightmare Before Christmas from

Jack Skellington, king of Halloween Town, discovers Christmas Town, but his attempts to bring Christmas to his home causes confusion.

Creative Director Jack Skellington recovers from burnout by trying something new, but realizes he doesn’t need to sacrifice his identity to regain his creative spark. What was missing, it dawns on him, is not ideas but a partner in life to support him. Loneliness was what he was really feeling. She escapes an abusive father to join him. Hopefully he will listen to her more when they’re together than he did before.

Fantasy Romance

Read Mating the Huntress

Read Mating the Huntress (Monsters and Mates, #1) by Talia Hibbert

This Halloween, love bites back… hard. Chastity Adofo knows a monster

I love the idea of a Halloween special. I don’t like Christmas but love Halloween, apparently unlike most other romance readers in the world who want to read sweet Christmas love stories.

This was a fun quick fated mates story, with werewolves, fitting for Halloween. Cute and funny and hot. I like her take on werewolves.

A few minor things I noticed that I think were due to this being her first PNR. At first I thought the story was like ancient Greece because the prologue character was named Victory, and the way she described her family of women hunters felt like PNR Amazons — then she dropped that she was wearing her sister’s hoodie! Then a different character takes the lead in the first scene and I kept waiting for the werewolf to realize there’d been a switcheroo and he actually wanted the other sister. And I got the feeling all the kids were teenagers which seemed a little weird to have hooking up with a thirty something guy, but one of the brothers dropped that he had a PhD, so now I guess the weird part is why fourteen adult children seem to be living at home still?