Fostering Cats|Update #8 Noah & George & Ruby

So I have a little bit of bad news regarding the fosters right now.

Noah is being taken out of my care and put with another foster home.

The reason being is because Noah is definitely not meant to be in a multiple cat household. I’ve talked about him being the alpha male and showing his dominance by showing aggressive behavior towards the other cats, well, now it’s gotten a bit excessive. He is attacking the other cats for no reason. He’s bullying Ruby, trying to steal food, being really defensive of me and treats.

He’s just not happy.

As much as I hate it, this will be the best thing for him. I’m hoping that once he goes to another home, this will calm down and maybe he will be okay with other cats in the future. What I wasn’t prepared for when I started fostering is the connection that the cats form with you. It’s not uncommon for the cat to become territorial to the human and not the area.

So basically, to Noah, I’m his and he doesn’t want me giving attention to other cats.

Maybe. It’s a theory I was discussing with the ladies at the rescue. Basically, because you’re the first human that has given them love and attention, they bond hard. But to make sure he is as happy as possible, the rescue is looking at moving him. (I will still give you all an update when he’s adopted, don’t worry.)

As for George and Ruby, they are officially up for adoption as of today.

They will have to start from scratch when they go to a forever home anyways, so it’s better to do it now. They’ve made just about all the progress they can in one foster home.

George is super lovey and affectionate. He lives for chin scratches, wet food and soft treats.He has now learned how to play and just goes absolutely insane. He loves his giant rat plush, his cat nip balls and anything else he can roll around the floor.

Ruby, well, she’s Ruby. She still acts like she hates me and really doesn’t like being pet, but I know she secretly likes me. She’ll follow me around and lead me around meowing, chirruping and vibrating her tail. Although, she may just now understand that I’m the person that brings food. Who knows, but I’ll take the purrs and meows anyways.


*The little orange kitten in the picture next to George is actually one of George and Ruby’s kittens. We were comparing how much they looked alike!


Thank you all so much for your patience while I try to write this book.

I will hopefully be posting a little bit more now that my book is all outlined ❤

Feel free to ask questions.

Until next time,

Bree

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So.. Haitus?

Hello friends,

So, I need to be completely straightforward with you…

I have a one track mind.

What that means for me is whenever I want to do something, I throw myself into it 110% and leave no time to do anything else.

In this case, it’s writing. I want to have my first draft done by the end of the month. It’s quite the goal, but it’s like doing NaNo, just in July.

*Speaking of.. I may participate in NaNo this year. Would you be interested in hearing my progress?

Because of this, my blog (and Goodreads) may be a little quiet this month. So bear with me and I’ll post when I can.

So it’s not really a haitus.. just a slow month for blogging/reading.

Question for you all: How do you balance everything? There’s so much to do in a day, how do you keep yourself happy and productive?

Until next time,

Bree

I’m Writing A Mother F*cking Book!

SO this is totally a thing that’s happening.

Kay, so I’m not the best writer out there to say the least. However, I’ve always wanted to write and publish a book, so why not just go for it? Tick one thing off my ‘bucket list’.

Obviously this is going to take some time. Obviously I’m going to be self-publishing this through Amazon ’cause I have no goddamn clue how to start traditional publishing.

And of course, I’m probably way jumping the gun and things are subject to change at ANY time. The title, the character names, the cover.. everything is up in the air. (considering I have MAYBE six chapters written. Don’t judge me.)

Expect fluff, expect romance. This is going to be an NA, friends to lovers, college romance.

To quote Books In The Skye, totally a ME book haha

I was bored today so I designed a couple things for the book.

Enjoy!

I’m aiming for sometime next year to have this up and going completely. I want to make sure it’s decent, but I also can’t stare at it for too long because then everything is going to look like garbage and I’m going to hate it.

I know me. Hanging on to things don’t work.

I hope you all will stick around for Kailey and Cole’s story ❤

Until next time,

Bree

Wilt by Nikki Rae

40581796When she was sold to Master Elliot Lyon of House Chimera, Fawn could have never imagined he was the same person as Elliot, the man beneath a well placed mask. A victim. Just like her. She would have never thought he was grooming her for the Wolf she’d already escaped once. That he planned to deliver her to the beast’s jaws in exchange for his wife. Master Jäger will stop at nothing to have her—even if that means using others as collateral. With more than just their lives on the line, Fawn must become someone else, and Master Lyon distances himself further from Elliot as her transfer looms.
The roots of the Order run deep within them, but Fawn is beginning to realize another bond has formed between her and her Owner, a man she vowed to destroy along with the rest of their tangled branches.
In a world where trust is just a tool and love isn’t meant for people like them, Fawn is determined to beat the powerful at their own elaborate games of make-believe. Even the man who Owns her.


*I received a copy of this book for free from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Review
Q&A

Physical or Ebook?
Ebook

Have you ever read a book by this author before?
I read Bloom earlier in June

Genre?
Dark Romance

Star Rating?
5 Stars

Rereadable?
Yes.

If it’s a series, would you continue reading it?
100%

Who would you recommend this for?
Anyone who enjoys dark romances. Other people may not be able to stomach it.

Conclusion:

I had two thoughts when I finished this novel:

One: Holy shit that was fucked.

And Two: I want more.

I’m so invested in this story and these characters that I honestly can’t wait to read the third book. Sure, it’s not a fluffy, feel good romance but these characters feel so real and are so well rounded that I want to know what happens to them. And not just in a “this is a train wreck and I can’t stop watching” way because you know shit is going to hit the god damn fan and everything is going to hell.

I can’t wait to see if there’s going to be a shift in Elliot and Fawn’s relationship. And how that’s going to happen. Is she still Owned? Will she still be treated in such a dehumanizing way? And what about Elliot’s wife? How is that all going to work?

I have questions, Nikki!

If you’re interested:
Goodreads
Amazon CA
Amazon

Until next time,

Bree ❤

 

Reading Wrap-Up|June 2018

Guess who failed their TBR again…?

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Yep. I SUCK at following TBRs. I’m actually fucking terrible at it.

Either way, I still read a total of 15 books this month and I am over the freaking MOON about it.


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I had a nice solid reading month and I’m looking forward to all the books I’ll read next month. Stay tuned for my TBR. I’m going to be trying to do something a little different and put books on it that I’m actually planning on reading ! haha

Let me know how your reading month went! And excuse the lack of stats, I’m throwing this together last minute and don’t have the time to go through and get them.

I have a family get together tomorrow and will most likely be heading to the hospital to visit my uncle and his wife. She went into labor tonight 🙂

Until next time,

Bree<3

The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty

32718027Nahri has never believed in magic. Certainly, she has power; on the streets of 18th century Cairo, she’s a con woman of unsurpassed talent. But she knows better than anyone that the trade she uses to get by—palm readings, zars, healings—are all tricks, sleights of hand, learned skills; a means to the delightful end of swindling Ottoman nobles.

But when Nahri accidentally summons an equally sly, darkly mysterious djinn warrior to her side during one of her cons, she’s forced to accept that the magical world she thought only existed in childhood stories is real. For the warrior tells her a new tale: across hot, windswept sands teeming with creatures of fire, and rivers where the mythical marid sleep; past ruins of once-magnificent human metropolises, and mountains where the circling hawks are not what they seem, lies Daevabad, the legendary city of brass?a city to which Nahri is irrevocably bound.

In that city, behind gilded brass walls laced with enchantments, behind the six gates of the six djinn tribes, old resentments are simmering. And when Nahri decides to enter this world, she learns that true power is fierce and brutal. That magic cannot shield her from the dangerous web of court politics. That even the cleverest of schemes can have deadly consequences.

After all, there is a reason they say be careful what you wish for


Review
Q&A

Physical or Ebook?
Ebook

Have you ever read a book by this author before?
No

Genre?
Adult Fantasy

Star Rating?
4 Stars

Rereadable?
Yes.

If it’s a series, would you continue reading it?
Definitely. I’ve already pre-ordered the second one!

Who would you recommend this for?
Anyone who enjoys really well developed fantasy novels.

Conclusion:

I was tossing around what I was going to review this book. Initially, I was going to go with 5 stars, but I couldn’t get past how unbelievably slow the first 50% or so of this book was. It took me about a week to finish this, which is virtually unheard of for me. I was a little slumpy, so that may have contributed a bit.

Regardless, this novel is absolutely fantastic. Once you get past the slowness of the book, the story telling really drags you in and doesn’t let go. I always have to give props to authors who create a ton of different characters and still has the ability to make them all seem so realistic. Of course, whenever you go into a fantasy novel, especially one as intricate as this one, there’s always a learning curve as you get used to all the lore. Take your time with this one, it’s good, but it takes some patience.

I loved Nahri and how intense she was. She was a tough MC who learned to take care of herself. I absolutely adored Dara and loved the romance between him and Nahri. I’m looking forward to that being expanded on in the next novel. At least, I hope it is. I ship them hard.

Ali was an interesting character and on one hand, I’m glad the author gave us alternating chapters in his point of view. There was valuable information that was provided during those chapters. However, I did find his POV with the castle politics and everything to be quite annoying when all I wanted to read about was Nahri and Dara.

Ugh.

Anyways.

In the end, I’m really glad I stuck this one out. It was a solid four star read and I’m excited to see what else happens. I wasn’t expecting the plot twists and I’m seriously anxious to read more.

*Side note: Thank you to Skye from Books in the Skye for buddy reading this with me and encouraging me to continue reading.

If you’re interested:
Goodreads
Amazon CA
Amazon

Until next time,

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Fostering Cats|Update #7 Noah & George & Ruby

Hey all,

It’s been a couple weeks since I’ve updated you about the cats. It’s mostly because there’s not much to report, but also because I have been slumpy af and barely reading or blogging or really doing much else other than watching Law & Order.


So first up, Noah.

Noah is still doing so well. There are a couple behavioral issues that have started up that I’ve been trying to rectify before he gets adopted. But other than that, he’s still just as playful, lovey in his own way and still my little treat addict.

One of the behavioral issues may seem a little funny, but Mr. Noah has taken to humping things. Particularly the dog bed that he’s been sleeping in lately. When I first saw this I was super confused. He’s neutered, why the hell is he humping things? After much research and speaking with the ladies at the rescue and a vet, I have determined that he’s doing it as a territorial behavior. He’s the alpha male and he’s showing the other cats in the house that he’s the alpha. This goes hand and hand with using the litter box and not burying it. It’s just certain behavior cats display to show their dominance.

Will this be something that I’ll ever get him to stop doing completely? No, probably not. I have a very dominant female cat in my house and Noah is very dominant as well. They’re clashing. It may not stop until he goes to a permanent home. In the mean time, I’m just distracting him whenever I see him do it. I’m hoping that will eventually work and as long as he doesn’t escalate with it, it’ll be fine.

The other behavior is him nipping and batting at my legs. This is potentially out of boredom, or attention seeking. Which means that playtime will be increased drastically to give him the one on one time that he needs. He spends most of the day with me while I’m working, but he just needs some extra attention.

I’m going to miss this little one when he gets adopted. He’s so funny and so expressive.


And as for George and Ruby…

They have come SO far in the last couple weeks that I’ve had them here. At first, they wouldn’t even come near me. Now, they run to the door when I come in. They greet me with little meows and vibrating tails and they love to eat treats out of my hands.

They both still spook periodically, Ruby in particular, but it’s become less and less. A few days ago I took away the kennel and just left them a bed with the kennel pad and the baby blankets. Ruby is not totally into it but George doesn’t care, he’s still sleeping in the cardboard box that they’re working on tearing to shreds.

I’ve caught them playing every once in a while and it is the cutest thing ever. I have a toy in there that squeaks whenever its moved and at night you can just hear it go off for a half hour at a time. They love it. I could never figure out which cat was playing cause when I’d open the door they’d run to greet me, but the other night I was outside and looked in the window… they were both playing with it… at the same time ❤

I’m so proud of how far they’ve come. They’re eating so well and extremely curious about the other cats in the house. Of course Ruby, being more semi-feral, just absolutely loves other cats. She made her little chirping noise and tried to headbutt Finn but Finn didn’t understand that that’s how cats show affection to other cats and he hissed at her and ran away. Big baby. Can’t really blame him though, he has spent 7 years getting beat up by Precious cause she’s a little brat LOL

George more than makes up for how spooked Ruby is. And she will come around eventually. It’s just going to take way more time than how long she will be with me. I’ll take her as far as I can though ❤


As per usual, if you have any questions, ask away ❤

Until next time,

Bree