Little Bird

Title: Little Bird

Series: Caged Volume 1

Author: M. Dauphin & H.Q. Frost

Genre: Crime/Thriller/Romantic Suspense

Release Date: May 27, 2016

 

Little Bird

 

Synopsis:

I’m Megan Porter. Abused, unwanted, unloved. Until I met Jasper. A monster hiding behind a beautiful face and he caged me like a bird. Conditioned me for the employee and woman he wanted. Never expecting what I had in store for him. And I never expected what he had for me. Lucas Acey.
Lucas, Kid, Hoodrat, Ace.
I’ve gone by plenty of names in my life. Names I’ve never been too fond of, but I’ve dealt with it because that’s what I do. I deal with shit I don’t like. I deal with shit that needs to go away. On a daily basis I’m reminded why I do it. Jasper was all I had left in this world. We made it work… kept the family business moving, so to say. I never lost sight of a goal. Not until my job brought me to her
Megan Porter.
If there was one girl that could be the end of me and everything I’ve worked for, it’s her.
***WARNING*****
*****THIS BOOK MAY CONTAIN TRIGGERS AT ITS DARKEST POINTS.
*****NONE OF THE ACTS INVOLVED IN THIS BOOK ARE RECOMMENDED TO TRY IN REAL LIFE.
*****THIS IS FICTION.
*****THIS IS AN 18+ READ. THIS BOOK IS BOOK 1 OF A TWO BOOK SERIES****

 

Little Bird

 

Review:

Rating: 5 Stars ✰✰✰✰✰

Little Bird was cowritten by M. Dauphin and H.Q. Frost. It is the first book in the Caged series.

This book is quite the surprise. It is a very dark read so if you are sensitive, this may not be the book for you. For me, I like a book that is honest and doesn’t gloss over things and that is exactly what this book is.

Megan Porter was abused from the day she was born. Her parents, drug addicts, sold her body to pay their drug debts. When Megan meets Jasper, she thinks she has met her savior. Little did she know that she was trading one bad situation for another. The one thing that she has going for her is that she is Jasper’s obsession and she plans on using that to her advantage. That is until she meets Lucas. Lucas Ace is like a brother to Jasper. When Jasper thinks that Megan is up to no good, he hires Lucas to spy on her and find out what it is. Lucas knows if he finds any dirt on Megan, he will have to kill her. What neither of them, were planning on was falling for each other. Can they navigate the games they play and manage to stay alive and together?

These characters were both products of terrible upbringings. They are products of abuse who learned to not only adapt to their horrible environments, but how to thrive in them. There are no fluffy happy love scenes in this book. It is all rough and even brutal. Neither one of them actually WANT to like each other, they just do. But as the book continues, they find themselves in a mess they can’t get out of without one of them having to die. The ending is so twisted, it will make you beg for the next book. I know I did!

 

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 About the Authors:

M. Dauphin:

M.Dauphin

An avid, self proclaimed closet book nerd by the age of nine, Dauphin didn’t take her love of fictional worlds public until she self-published her first book almost 20 years later. Since putting to paper the voices in her head, she’s fallen in love with a career of building, ruining, and rebuilding fictional character’s lives. Currently, she has self published two series, two full length novels, and two full length co authored books she’s written with her other half HQ Frost, as well as been involved with two anthology sets. Her love will always reside with the romance genre, but she does enjoy going off the grid every now and then with non-fiction.
From Southern Illinois, born and raised, she now resides with her husband, two small boys, and two very busy dogs.
If you friend her on Facebook, you’ll be subjecting yourself to a whole lot of awesome…. So what are you waiting for?!

 

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H.Q. Frost:

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H.Q. Frost is a fiction dictator of contemporary romance, but not limited to. After writing for nineteen years, Destructive Gods is her first published release.
“The improbable is very probable in my worlds.” -H.Q.-

 

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one of those weeks

What’s going on with me?

Well last week we had a few unexpected financial issues so I was on a pretty tight budget, like feed a family of five to include 2 teenagers and a bottomless pit of a 9 year old on $50 for the week tight. Needless to say, my healthy eating lifestyle took a bit of a backseat to eating what I could afford. Want to know what I did? I made a batch of Grandmas Tomato Sauce because I had everything I needed to make it in the house. Then I bought some ground meat (it was on sale), an onion, and a green pepper, Some Nitrite & Nitrate free turkey hotdogs (they were also on sale), and hotdog buns. On Monday, I made chili using the tomato sauce I made that day and some of the other ingredients I bought. On Tuesday I ground up some of the chili and used it on the hotdogs the next day I made chili mac. And that is how my week went as far as nutrition went. Needless to say, I decided to say F*ck it made it a cheat week. Don’t judge me, we all do it.

Since it was my cheat week as far as food went, it also became my cheat week where exercise was concerned. What can I say, it has just been one of those weeks, and this week hasn’t been much better except for the eating part. Now on to funner things then whether I workout and ate good.

Last week I got to chaperone my youngest sons field trip to the North Western Trek. This was such a treat for me. I haven’t had much opportunity to be involved with his school this year and this is the only field trip they took. Neither of us had been there before and it was so much fun…….Once I fed the bottomless pit otherwise known as Jackson. (Yes he spent the first half of the day complaining he was hungry). So the Northwest Trekk is like a small zoo, game farm, or wildlife preserve. There were all kinds of animals there. We could walk on the path around the park and look at all the exhibits and animals, which we did. And then we took a tram which took us around some of the lakes where we saw caribou, long horned goats, and bison. Afterwards we ate lunch, walked around some more, and then the kids got to play on this new and I have to say, awesome, playground. It was a ton of fun and I was exhausted afterwards.

 

The first little guy we saw

The first little guy we saw

Big Horned Goat

Big Horned Goat

Bison

Bison

Caribou

Caribou

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Finally Lunch

 

Building

Building

water time

water time

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This week I have the fun task of Parent Teacher conferences with my two teenagers.

 

 

What fitness programs are on sale this month?

It was Shaun T’s birthday this month and to celebrate it, Beachbody decided to put a few of his Challenge Packs on sale this month. What does a challenge pack have in it? Well you get the fitness and nutrition program plus a month supply of Shakeology our superfood shake.

The first program on sale this month is CIZE. It is a fun program that teaches you to dance yourself to healthier you. It is a lot of fun and you don’t have to be a great dancer to enjoy these workouts.

 

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The next program that is on sale this month is Insanity Max:30. The genius of this program is that you workout as hard as you can for as long as you can, and when you can’t continue with good form, you stop and that is your Max Out time. These workouts are only 30 minutes long if you make it to the end. The first time I did this one I only lasted about 8 minutes. It is a great way to get fit in a shorter amount of time.

 

Insanity Max:30

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What have I been reading lately?

I just finished reading Morning Star by S.E Rise over the weekend. Talk about a different view of Lucifer. This book gives you a whole new perspective of how the devil came to be. You also get an inside look at what makes him tick. It was a really good read but I’ll warn you now, it has some really adult themes. This is not for the youngsters.

Morning Star

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I also had the privilege of reading The Death of Me by Yolanda Olson. If you like suspense/horror books, you will love this book. In true Yolanda style she ends it with a twist. Again, not a book for the young ones, but I thought it was great!

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Current and Upcoming Author Events:

You can now get the entire Imdalind Series for free on Kindle Unlimited and to celebrate Author Rebecca Ethington has put the whole series on sale. You can now get all 6 books for under $5.00.

Imdalind blast

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Author T.K. Leigh has revealed the cover to her new romantic comedy The Other Side Of Sunday. She is celebrating her new cover by doing a giveaway. Be sure to enter and add the book to your TBR!

The Other Side of Someday

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Authors M. Dauphin and H.Q. Frost have teamed up again. They just unveiled the cover to their new books Little Bird. Check out the trailer and while you do, you can go ahead and preorder your copy.

Little Bird cover

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Weekly Recipe:

Last week I posted 2 food posts. The first one was about the FIXATE Cookbook by Autumn Calabrese. I use this cookbook a lot. It works great with the nutritional needs of most of the workout programs I do and the food tastes delicious. It even has recipes for skinny cocktails, desserts, and snacks.

FIXATE cookbook

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I also posted a recipe from this cookbook. It was Grandma’s Tomato Sauce and I use it in more then half my cooking. In fact I use it enough that I make double batches and have my husband can it for me.

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So this was another long post. I guess that’s what happens when you slack and wait till halfway through the week to do one. Next weeks will be shorter since I already wrote half of it in todays. I hope the rest of your week it great. Until Next Time!