Life Update As Promised!

Some may have wondered, if at all, where I disappeared off to last year. And this post here is going to try and explain what made that the case. I’ve been debating for quite some time, what to divulge or whether, in fact, I really wanted to share this information with the world…because currently, I can count those people on my hands. It wasn’t something I initially thought I would share, I felt that those that really needed to know were filled in. And others because I thought they might murder me dead if they found out I didn’t tell them (yes, you know who you are lol). But after weeks of tossing this information around in my head, I decided that my blog was made for the purpose of not only sharing books but also sharing awareness for chronic illnesses. These new particular ones, I guess, held me back from sharing because there is still kind of a ‘we don’t talk about… ‘(anyone singing that a little? 😆) air around certain illnesses. But I think that’s where the sufferers of these conditions get a little lost. Because one, they feel they can’t really talk about it; or two, zero awareness is then spread about these illnesses. So because of that very reason, is why I decided that I would talk about it.

After years of having issues with having cysts on my ovaries and my doctors just ignoring it, telling me that it’s normal and will go away; It wasn’t something to worry about…Years went by of it being ignored until recently. Back in June, they noticed that the cysts were multiplying and also growing in size. I had to have ultrasounds regularly and still the cyst continued to grow. I was referred to a gynaecologist because “maybe it should be checked”. My brain, sick of it and the doctors not taking me/it seriously…was like ‘oh so this is something that should be checked now?’🙄 It’d been years of having constant cysts and pain in my abdomen. Anyways, I got in to see a gynaecologist in late October. And within a few moments of being in the appointment, he picked up some things that were most certainly not normal. In fact, the first words out of his mouth upon reading my scans was, “interesting” – and can I just say hearing those words as he was studying my uterus was a little, um not comforting lol. I was booked in for an MRI to confirm his suspicions, which was that I had Adenomyosis (the cousin of Endometriosis). Upon getting the results two things were found…that I did in fact, have Adenomyosis but also Endometriosis too (both being chronic progressive illnesses that do not have a cure – Aden can be fixed by removal of the uterus but that’s not the case for Endo – since it’s external of the uterus). It was a fast whirlwind diagnosis and before I knew it, I was booked into hospital for the excision of my Endo; This happened all within one month of diagnosis. So in mid-November, I was having surgery to remove the cyst and all the other stuff that did not show up on the scans. From what I gathered from my lovely gyno, was that it was a massive job, and that included a rupturing cyst during surgery (glad I wasn’t around for that one lol) and freeing my ovary that was being pulled in a direction it wasn’t meant to be going in (endo trying to roam and grow free and boy wasn’t it running free). So it was no wonder that I felt like a massive truck had just taken me out. With my other health conditions, it was an extremely slow process of getting back on my feet (literally and figuratively). It was a nightmare of a time for me because healing was slowed down due to my immunosuppressant medication and it was also triggering my fainting episodes…sooo I couldn’t really get up without an episode hitting me fast and hard (thank you mum for the wheelchair rides for the bathroom stops!). I opted out of the strong painkillers because the ones they wanted to prescribe, let’s say would’ve triggered fainting and vomiting – And well, clearly, I didn’t need the help in that department. I had that covered without assistance thank you very much!

So essentially, I’ve been missing from online due to surgery, recovery and my health. It’s been a tiring road to get to this point…and even to this day, I’m still struggling with the constant cramping and pain, ugh…but at this point, it just feels like the normal for my life. It does help though being validated by the gyno and knowing that there was a reason for all the agony and an explanation for the things I had just thought were “normal”. It’s sad thinking that there are so many women out there just dealing with pain and such thinking this way…because I, highly, doubt I’m the only one.

Anyway, just a huge shout out to my gyno who made this really stressful time a lot easier to process and cope with. I’ve heard so many bad experiences with gynaecologists and I’ll be honest, I was so stressed going to see him…but everything about him helped ease some of those worries. He explained things simply, ran through everything making sure I understood and just had a calm approachable attitude (I wish we saw more of that in the doctor field – but unfortunately, they are like finding a rare gem). Not only that…he took on board the fact that I’m an extremely anxious person, without me really having to say much…and he did the sweetest thing just prior to surgery (me and hospitals are a bad mix – PTSD is no fun)…I use this word lightly, but all he did was grab firmly onto my hand before I went under to show I wasn’t alone and he had me…and that might seem like such a small gesture to him or others but it meant a lot, that others, doctors, can see and understand the person and not see them as just a task to fix. So thank you, for making that whole crazy stressful time a bit better. I wish more doctors were like you.

Sooo yeah…that’s essentially why I just poofed and vanished. Even as I read over what I just wrote, I’m struggling to hit that publish button. But for the sake of awareness, I will do this and conquer my worry. Because, so many struggle in silence, in fact, I was one of those people and I think I kinda, always will be. But if I could give just one piece of advice…if you feel there’s something not right with your body, don’t let a doctor dismiss something that is concerning you…because for years I let these diseases progressively get worse, all because my doctor didn’t see it as a thing to be concerned of. I think it’s just somehow ingrained in us to just listen and obey the doctors, after all, they are the ones with the knowledge…we’re meant to trust them. But I’ve decided, you need to come to a point and just know your own body, listen to it. And if the doctor isn’t taking your concerns seriously, see another one. Fresh eyes are always a benefit. And it’s okay to say no if you aren’t comfortable with an option they provide – it’s hard I know! But sometimes all we can do is trust our gut, it’s still in your control, it is after all your body. I just don’t want others out there suffering unnecessarily. So if you are concerned about your body, seek answers (please don’t just turn to google! lol).

Just finally, it honestly, has surprised me the stories I’ve heard of women and how their pain isn’t taken seriously…it’s almost like our pain is disregarded in a way, so we just do our best and carry on with our lives. This isn’t okay and I wish and hope that one day it’ll change…so if you are suffering ladies, don’t take it…find out why you are in pain, find the cause…don’t just accept it. Keep searching for the doctor that will listen. You never know, it could lead to a breakthrough and hopefully lead to a less pain-filled life. Your pain matters. Don’t discount it. Listen to it. It’s trying to tell you something.

I hope your New Year has started off on the right foot and is treating you kindly. Chat to you all soon Ramblers. 💖

A Look Back On 2022!

Well, we all survived and made it to the new year. So happy New Year to all my fellow Ramblers I wish you all the happiest things in this year. Lots of books and all the things that you love and cherish. Remember to hold all those things close to your heart.

Now it’s time to look at some of the books that helped me survive through the year. Seriously, books give us so much more than a lot of people realise. In no particular order here are some of the books that stood out for me this year. Since I read like 194 books I did just pick some random ones from that list lol.

The Last Dragon King (Kings of Avalier 1)

Rating: 4 out of 5.

The Last Dragon King (King of Avalier 1) by Leia Stone

Hey Rambers! How are we all doing?! It’s been a little while since I wrote a review. But the reading world and ARC’s have been on the quieter side. Settling onto a new med so trying to keep things relatively easy for myself. So on that note that’s why my review isn’t quite as long as the usual lol.


The Dragon King is looking for a wife.
This news throws the women in my village into a tizzy. The king will be sending out the royal guard to bring women of childbearing age to his castle in Jade City.
There is only one requirement: the woman must carry enough magic to produce an heir for him.
I’m a watered-down human with a mere ten percent dragon magic lineage, I know I won’t be chosen, but for some reason the magic sniffers command me to present myself to the king as a possible wife.
I’m ready to go to Jade City until my mother tells me a terrifying secret. A secret that could get me killed… by the king himself.

Anywho, let’s dive in. This story is yet another great read by the amazing Leia Stone. This story is a fast-paced, enjoyable read, that I definitely loved getting lost in. The characters were so perfectly made that I couldn’t help but love them. Things move fairly fast in this first story but it is a nice setup for what’s to come next with the following King.

I’m truly intrigued by this new world setup and daaaang I loved me the dragon shifter side of it. The trope of two opposing sides coming together gets me every time 😍. No matter who wants to sway the mind of the king, to safer options. Leaving me, meanwhile, going…

I found this journey to be such a healing one for especially the King. It would’ve been cool to see a little inside his head (but I’ve also been reading a lot of dual pov books so that could be swaying that thought process). The journey was such a precious and adorable one. I can’t wait to see what is in store for us next and look forward to that Queen being taken down!!! I was legit so sad when certain people, that I will not name, didn’t make it. Like nooooo. My heart cracked. For reals. I thought they’d somehow survive…but then noooo they had to go and do something like off with your head scenario and I was like…can we call in a healer for this?! It could still work dammit! Reattach and kabang all fixed. Alas, it’s not that kind of fantasy story where we can bring people back from death. So…have fun with that heartbreak.

You will all love so much about this story, so don’t forget to preorder the ebook before it releases on the 29th September (Paperback is now live – you can find it here —> The Last Dragon King )!

Thanks, Leia for another awesome fantasy book! I can’t wait to see these characters reappear in the next books. Even if we are no longer in their pov.

Please note that I am a part of Leia’s ARC team but as always this is my honest ramble on this book. Also, note that zero funds or money of any sort comes to me by posting any links within my reviews.

If you are a newbie to my blog welcome! It’s so awesome to have you here and to call you a fellow Rambler! Don’t forget to hit that follow button so you don’t miss out on any of my newest posts. If any of you guys feel like supporting my website there is an option to do so on the Donations page. Any help keeping my site running is always appreciated! Thank you again for being here and a part of my crazy book reading journeys. 

I hope you are all doing well and are enjoying all the many, many good books out there. But until next time…

Chase the Shadows (Supernatural Legacy 3)

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Chase the Shadows (Supernatural Legacy 3) by Everly Frost

Holy dragon’s breath! If you loved book one of this series there is absolutely no reason why you won’t be obsessed with this one even more! I know for me, this book is next level! I was hooked in so deeply, that it was practically impossible to put the book down. I was not putting it down for anything. Nobody got time for that lol.

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Wolfed: Cursed By Love (Wolfed 1) – ARC Review

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Wolfed: Cursed By Love (Wolfed 1) by Leia Stone

Heyoh Ramblers! I hope you are all doing well and keeping out of mischief and staying sane? I have to admit my brain has been haywire and all over the place. Definitely keeping out of mischief, but I dunno about the sane part 😆. Life has been crazy. My body has decided it doesn’t want to play by any rules and is just here there and everywhere, with what it throws at me of late. So much fun aye. 😆

But let’s forget a bit about life for a little while yeah. And this is a great book to do that with. When I say this book dives right in…I mean. Right. In. So if you ask me…

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Soul Cursed (Nightworld: Court of Magic 4) – ARC Review

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Soul Cursed (Nightworld: Court of Magic 4) by J.N. Colon

Holy flippin’ Fae wine. That. That was the most adrenaline-pumping, emotionally-stirring, edge of your seat worthy read. And I’m sad to see some of my fav character’s story come to a close…but seriously exceptional read. It was all tied up so perfectly (well outside of the fact that it ended lol…but we can’t have everything, now can we?) And since nothing can really meet the energy of the kid from Incredibles, this gif feels hella appropriate for this book.

But also…

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Midnight Moon (Alpha Games 1) – ARC Review

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Midnight Moon (Alpha Games 1) by Samantha Britt

I absolutely loved so much about this book and the only reason I’m setting it at this score, is because I just know it’s going to get so much better. So it feels wrong, marking it as a 5…because then, in my opinion, it doesn’t show the story’s growth to its fullest. Hence I’m gonna stick with this rating…but my words! You guys have to read this book! If you love Shifter and bonded mates you’ll gobble this one up like you’ve been deprived of your favourite chocolate cake. And you’ll eat it all up without a worry for your safety because nothing else will matter.

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Shifted Magic (Fated to the Wolf 1) – ARC Review

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Shifted Magic (Fated to the Wolf 1) by Heather Renee

G’day my fellow Ramblers. How are you all doing? I hope everyone is managing okay and enjoying the book worlds and their oh so sweet escape. I know I have been using them for this very purpose. Life is playing a crazy game of dodgeball with me and I am not a fan of it lol.

See it’s a very hazardous lifestyle -I’m with the onlooking blonde girl flinching lol
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Hunt the Night: Supernatural Legacy (Angels & Dragon Shifters 1) – ARC Review

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Hunt the Night: Supernatural Legacy (Angels & Dragon Shifters 1) by Everly Frost

Holy damn dragon breaths! This is the easiest 5 star score I could give. If you fell hard for Everly’s Soul Bitten Wolf Shifter series, you are going to become obsessed with this latest upcoming release (Coming out on the 18th February!). All I can say is be sure to have this on the list! It’s the biggest MUST ever!

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In The Life Of The Chronically Sick…

Hey, my beautiful Rambles! It’s been an age since I’ve made a post, which I do apologise for but the COVID caught me about 6 weeks ago and it has been rough going, to say the least. I can’t believe I made it 2 years without catching it, to be honest…but it hit and stubbornly refused to let my body get off that easily. Even now I’m still showing symptoms of having it and the rest of my body just decided to go into hectic flare mode…so it has been an interesting time.

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Shadow Angel (Shadow Angel 1) – ARC Review

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Wow what a journey this book is. Has left me with so so many questions. Questions that I just need answered. This story has so much potential and growth and I’m totally here for it.

I loved the characters and can’t wait to see more of them. They are just all so loveable (the ones on the good side obvi lol). There’s so much intrigue with this story and how the characters grow through it all… and personally, I think, that in itself makes a story. So yaaas for amazing character creations!!

And man do these girls know what they are doing when they end this book. It leaves you NEEDING to keep going. You just have this urge to demand it be handed over, coz it can’t stop there. Answers are what you are focused on. It’s like they have been reeling you in slowly, as you progress through the story, before BAM you’re pulled in tight all the way…and now you’re just dangling off the line of that fishing hook, hopelessly and without a clue of what’s coming next. That’s the best analogy I could think of lol, if that helps any. 🤷🏻‍♀️😂

This is a story I definitely would recommend reading. It takes you on a journey of good, bad and that in between grey are. Where not all is as it seems. That sometimes the side you are on isn’t actually the side you choose. Confusing? Deliberately so. 😉

Enter into a world of demons and darkness where anything could happen.

Tatum has lived a normal life. Waiting tables to keep her and her grandma afloat. But when she starts seeing that monsters do in fact exist… she knows her world is about to turn on its axis. She’s brought into a world of Watchers, a society of earthbound angels, split into two faction. Dark (Shades) and light (Lumens) and Tatum only has a couple days to choose her side in this brutal war she has found herself in the middle of.

When she thinks she’s ready to lay her decision out there…is the moment she learns that they cursed the one thing she has in this life. And now it’s game on.

This is a story you will devour and love and I for one cannot wait to read more. Be sure to check it out. Audiobook and Paperback are now live but the ebook releases on the 21st January- you can find it here —> Shadow Angel. Thank you Leia and Julie for this awesome read I’m so happy to be part of your ARC team!

Happy Reading!

Vampire Vow (Scorned by Blood 3) – ARC Review


Well I’ll be damned. I didn’t think Heather could outdo herself like this but daaaang she did. Whilst my emotions are still on the rollercoaster ride that is this story. This is an easy 5 stars to give. A story that can make you feel so strongly and has you blaming onions for your stingy eyes deserves all the stars. Wouldn’t you agree?

So whilst cutting my non existing onions (shh don’t tell nobody that)…I needed a minute to just be like how could you do me like this Heather?! And whilst I’m still all aboard that train I love the fact that she can mess with my emotions so easily. So whilst I’m holding a teensy bit of a grudge against her currently… I love her and the amazing journey this book is. It really is a book about finding your people, your home and that with them you can get through anything. Which warmed my heart so much. Our dear Amersyn started off with nobody and as the series progresses you see her let people in and that’s such a beautiful thing to watch bloom. People accepting you for who you are and making you the best version of yourself. Beautiful. No, no I’m not gonna cry.

This book was just incredible. The characters (oh the characters!) I adored them. So relatable and loveable. The story development and growth was something I truly loved experiencing. It took me a little to get fully invested in this series world but once Heather got her claws into me, I was a complete goner. I truly think this could be some of Heather’s best works yet. I know right?! You’d think that was impossible. But with every story this girl releases, she herself shows so much growth. And I’m here for it all. 😍

With everything coming to a head, the final battle is nigh and players are bringing their all. So be prepared for anything.…anything. It’s time for Amersyn and her friends to take down Viktor and his nest once and for all. With plot twists and turns, expect the unexpected folks. And even then you’ll probably still get shocker punched (I spelt it wrong for a reason lol).

This book I would definitely recommend reading. So do yourself a favour and add it to the list. You guys can thank me later 😉. This book releases on the 20th January but if you want to read now the paperback just went live. (Find here —> Vampire Vow)

Thank you so much Heather for providing me with the ARC of this incredible mind-blowing journey. As always it’s a pleasure being apart of your team, even when you are a little bit evil. 😜 I can’t wait for others to read this awesome story you created.

Anywho, I’m gonna leave it at that and am going to find myself some chocolate to eat now lol. I know I’m complaining but my heart hurts. You’ll understand. But I did very much (or vermicelli as my autocorrect wanted to say lol) like how their story was wrapped up! I’m curious to see what more Heather has in store for us in the MM world.

Til next time. Happy reading Ramblers! 🤍

Ps my computer has decided to move on to its next life (RIP you had a good life!)….so whilst my reviews for a time will be lacking the gifs I hope they still get across my real feels.

Blood Marked (Nightworld Court of Magic 3) – ARC Review

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Blood Marked by J.N. Colon

Holy flamin’ mushrooms on toast! This was so torturously perfect! 😍 …if I wasn’t already obsessed with this series this book would’ve done it for me. So much so, I think Jena might be starting to regret her beyond awesome-saucy talents…and now everytime I message her she’s probably thinking…

But girl it’s out of my control. You stuck with me now 😂, an Aussie is a hard thing to shake…after-all you only have to look at all the possible dangers we might have to face for the day 🤣🤣🤣… so the worst you can do is kill me off in your story. So I’m pretty okay with that lol. 🤣🤷🏻‍♀️

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Look Back On 2021!

With so many amazing books released last year…let’s hear your faves of 2021. As always this is going to be really hard for me to narrow down but let’s see what happens. These are just a few that definitely made it to my list (if the book is part of a book series please include all currently released books within that lol 😆). Since many that know me realise I can’t number faves this is obviously in no particular order lol 😊

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Funny Friday

G’day fellow ramblers. Hope your Friday was a good one. Mine was mostly quiet. Didn’t do anything particularly exciting. Did have a drs appointment but boooorring…with that said here’s something that gave me a chuckle today

Demon Pack (Demon Pack 1) – ARC Review

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Demon Pack by Everly Frost & Jaymin Eve

Holy dang demon babies! Everly and Jaymin have done it again…and honestly, at this point, I shouldn’t be surprised any longer, but you know what?…I love how they can keep doing this to me, after all this time of me reading their books. I just, really, thoroughly enjoyed this unique and utterly intriguing story that’s being woven right in front of me. So girls, just keep doing what you’re doing because I’m here for all the crazy and wonderful worlds your brains can create. So just keep doing what you do best. And don’t change a thing. 💖😍

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The Panic is Real

Lol absolutely pointless post…but guys I tell you, the moment when you click the shortcut link to take you to your blog and it says, “site cannot be found” the panic is REAL! I kinda feel like Phoebe.

Thank goodness after a computer restart it was working again…phew. I’m not made for this stressful world lol. Now that the world isn’t ending I’m gonna go try and start a review lol.

Wolf Mated (Luna Marked 3) – ARC Review

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Wolf Mated (Luna Marked 3) by Heather Renee

Wow, dude it honestly doesn’t feel that long ago that I started this series, and yet here I am writing the final books review!! What is happening?! I was not prepared for this series to come to an end. Like not even a lil bit. I need more Cait and Roman in my life. Ah scratch that, I need all my favs.

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In The Life Of The Chronically Sick…

Hey my beautiful ramblers! Dude, I seriously hadn’t been expecting to do another of these posts this week. Especially not one the following day lol. But something came up, that I have thought long and hard about sharing because I know topics like this one, can be a whole can of worms scenario lol. But after thinking on it, I truly felt it could help you see a little more into those of us that are chronically sick…and that sometimes we can’t just do things because it is required…and sometimes, definitely, not without first checking in with our doctors. So I wanted to speak for a couple of people, who I know, that have had either comments or judgement made on them about vaccinations.

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WYR Wednesday!

Hey guys wishing you a happy Wednesday! 🙂

Who’s game to give WYR a crack today? It isn’t that bad. The ole noggin ain’t workin’ too great.

WYR have a bucketful of soul-crushing, guilt obliterating secrets but not one person you could trust wholeheartedly to keep secrets OR to have a handful of people you trust 100% without a doubt but can’t tell them any secrets because it’d put them in inexplicable danger.

Have a great day folks!