Friday, February 5, 2016

Rodeo Rescuer by Lynette Eason

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Thursday, February 4, 2016

The Last Dinner Party by Carly M. Duncan

The Last Dinner PartyBook Description:
When Jeanie D'Alisa is found murdered in her bedroom after hosting a dinner party in her home, detectives Anna Cole and Kristy Hicks are called to investigate the crime. Known within her community for her generous, yet unpredictable nature, Jeanie's secrets unfold as family, friends and neighbors become suspects. Anna and Kristy discover stamped passport pages revealing travels unknown and a curious relationship between Jeanie and the charming salesman who frequents the apartment building. Meryl, Jeanie's devoted and needy friend, further complicates the investigation when she phones Jeanie's sister who is studying abroad and lies to her about the cause of death. Through a muddied pool of misdirection and betrayal, will Anna and Kristy be able to assemble the clues in order to bring Jeanie's killer to justice? The path to solving the mystery becomes tangled with faces of loved ones who are revealed to be foes in this story about the lengths people will go to in order to save themselves.

My Thoughts:
This one may just surprise you.  Jeanie is found murdered after a dinner party.  She seems to be loved by everyone, or is that just an act?  Anna and Kristy are brought in to investigate and they have plenty of suspects.  The investigation throws them curve balls and misdirection is everywhere.  
I really liked Anna and Kristy and their dynamic but they weren't without their issues.  I thought the mix of characters was interesting.  I wasn't certain who the murderer was but there were some characters that were just rotten.  The story flowed pretty well and I can honestly say I got invested in the story and was ready to know exactly what happened.
It was a 4/5 for me.  I enjoyed the mystery and author's writing style.
Thank you to the author/publisher for the review copy of this book (via PUYB).  I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Joint Investigation by Terri Reed

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LONE AGENT

Under other circumstances, FBI agent Samantha Bennett might welcome a bit of backup—but not from an overprotective Mountie. She's been on the trail of a serial killer for six months and no one has ever taken the case seriously…until now. When Royal Canadian Mounted Police inspector Drew Kelley saves her life, he decides that the hunt for "Birdman" is his problem, too. Together they begin a cross-continent chase to stop the madman before he strikes again. However, Samantha fears her growing feelings for the lawman may weaken her focus, or worse—put Drew directly in the killer's sights…

Northern Border Patrol: Keeping the U.S.–Canadian border safe

My Thoughts:
I completely enjoyed this book.  Sami is an FBI agent on a mission.  The mission that Canadian Mounted Police Inspector Drew Kelley interrupts.  Sami is upset with Drew in the beginning but then more information comes to light and she owes him her life.  The serial killer she is chasing has set his sights on Sami and Drew is determined to keep her safe and help her solve the mystery before one or both of them wind up the next victim!
I really liked Sami! She is a tough, smart lady with serious nerve.  She and Drew both have had bad relationships in the past so both of them have problems trusting.  I love how Drew is a 'knight in shining armor' but still trusts that Sami will have his back.  They are a great fit but neither of them jump into the romantic part of the relationship.  They are partners, friends and it evolves quickly but it isn't an instant 'boom' they are together thing.  The story is disturbing and realistic and the bad guy completely believable.  
It was a 4/5 for me.  I really love this author's writing.
Thank you to the publisher for the review copy of this book (via netgalley).  I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.

A Faerie Tale The Enchanted by Genevra Thorne Promo!!


Title: A fAeRiE TaLe - ThE EnChAnTeD 
Series: A Faerie Tale Series Book One
Author: Genevra Thorne
Genre: A Faerie Tale Romance/Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Booktrope Editions
Release Date: Jan 24, 2016



Prince Gabriel of Rhyddon is the reluctant heir to the faerie kingdom of Eilithia. It’s said that there is nothing more beautiful than Eilithia and the Tylwyth Teg faeries that live there. Gabriel would disagree. Since being enchanted by the seductive temptress Aneira, a powerful witch who spoke his name four years ago, he has not seen the beauty in anything. Imprisoned by indifference and oblivious to any power but Aneira’s corrupting passion, Prince Gabriel’s mind may no longer be his own, but he will never give her his heart. That was taken from him long ago, and only glimmers of that joyous pledge keep him sane.

Somewhere across the earthly realm of Wales, Taryn of Hamilhawk dreams of a magical forest with music in its trees and a man who holds her heart in his hands. But she’s afraid of magic and, looking out her lonely tower window prays each night to forget him. She has no idea that soon she will be his wife and that she will somehow save both him and herself from a force that threatens their future. She would never imagine that her path to passionate love will be filled with faeries, a talking tree, and a shape-changing king… and best it not be revealed until Taryn is free to bring her own magnificence and resilience to bear.

All she knows is that he calls out to her in her dreams. “Save me, Taryn.”
And her heart, no matter how she tries to deny it, must answer.






 Genevra Thorne lives in beautiful New York City with lots of little dogs. When she’s not writing, she enjoys picnics, hiking through the woods, and journaling.

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Seal Wolf in too Deep by Terry Spear

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Saturday, January 30, 2016

Thin Ice by Irene Hannon

Thin Ice (Men of Valor #2)Book  Description:
After losing her parents in a car accident and her sister to a house fire, Christy Reed has been mired in grief. Life is finally starting to feel normal again when an envelope arrives in the mail--addressed in her sister's handwriting. And the note inside claims she is still alive.

FBI Special Agent Lance McGregor, a former Delta Force operator, is assigned to reopen the case, but he's coming up with more questions than answers. If Ginny Reed is still alive--who is the woman buried in her grave? Where is Ginny? And is Christy a pawn in a twisted cat-and-mouse game--or the target of a sinister plot? As he digs deeper, one thing becomes clear: whoever is behind the bizarre ruse has a deadly agenda.

Bestselling author and two-time Christy Award finalist Irene Hannon warms readers' hearts as they root for a romance between Lance and Christy, but she pulls out all the stops as this high-stakes thriller chills to the bone in a race to the finish.

My Thoughts:
I always enjoy Hannon's books.  Newly trained FBI agent McGregor is drowning in paperwork.  Then, he catches his first real case.  Christy Reed is super nervous about meeting with the FBI after being warned not to, but she has to.  Someone has told her the sister she has grieved and believed to be dead, is alive and a hostage.  Christy trusts Lance McGregor, but can they figure out who is toying with her?I felt so terrible for Christy!  She has had a horrible year with her parents' having died and then her sister.  Then this psycho says he has her sister and her world is thrown back into chaos.  I really liked Lance.  He was new to the FBI but had plenty of experience.  His family is great and I love how close he and his brothers are.  The story was fast paced, and the anxiety of having to wait on contact from the psycho was driving me crazy (in a good way).  I can't wait to see what happens to Lance's younger brother.
It is a 5/5 for me.  This is a twisted story that is so great!!


Thank you to the publisher for the review copy of this book.  I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Shades of Doon by Carey Crp & Lorie Langdon

Shades of Doon (Doon, #3)Book Description:
After cheating death, Veronica Welling is determined to savor every moment in her idyllic kingdom with both her true love and best friend by her side at last. At the same time, Mackenna Reid is enthusiastically building her new life and a theater with her prince. But just as their dreams of happiness are within reach, the world Vee and Kenna have chosen is ripped away, leaving them to face their most horrific challenge yet—their old lives.

Thrust out of Doon, the best friends are confronted with tormentors from their past and no way to return to their adopted land. When the MacCrae brothers rush to their rescue, the girls' situation turns from nightmare to modern-day fairy tale. But their happiness could be short lived: unbeknownst to them, someone in their closest circle is aiding the witch of Doon in her bid to destroy the kingdom once and for all.

Find out more about Carey and Lorie and the Doon series atwww.doonseries.com.
 

My Thoughts:
I think this is my favorite Doon book so far.  Kenna and Vee's lives are going great.  Everything is going the way it should be and then boom.  They are back in the real world.  Doon is gone and they have to deal with their lives like the were before they left.  Their loves come after them to rescue them, but everything and everyone are not what they seem.
I love the friendship between Kenna and Vee!  They are total opposites but such a great fit for each other.  Faith is woven perfectly (and I believe more prominently) throughout the book.  The authors do a great job with imagery and you 'see' everything the way they describe it.  I thought I would completely dislike a Doon book not set in Doon, but I really liked it!  I missed Doon but it was an intriguing change.
This was a 4/5 and really close to a 5/5 for me but there was just one thing I couldn't get over!

Thank you to the author/publisher for the review copy of this book (via BookLook).  I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Annihilation by K.A. Salidas

Annihilation (Chronicles of the Uprising #6)Book Description:
Death is the easy way out.
Still clinging rabidly to power, the Elites spin lies of prejudice and hatred, stoking the flames of war.
The sole driving force toward peace, Mira, had sacrificed everything. But her strength alone was not enough.
It will take the strength of many to finish what she started. As the world lurches toward war, each party has much to lose. Human. Vampire. Otherkin. The only outcomes are peace… or death.
 


My Thoughts:
I couldn't wait for this book!  It is the 6th and final book in this series.  As it picks up where book 5 ended, I don't want to give away any spoilers for new readers.  Mira has given everything.  The rebellion has taken so much and the Elites want power.  She wants peace.  War may be coming and Mira may not be strong enough this time.
I really just love Mira.  This book just picks up where the last one left off and continues that pace.  I read this in one sitting.  I do love the series, and I think this might be my favorite book of all.  There is a mix of humans with paranormal creatures.  War, love, friendship, sacrifice, yes this book (and series) has all of that and more.  I got very invested in all of the characters and will miss them.
Absolutely a 5/5.  If you haven't started the series, start with book 1 and read it through!

Thank you to the author for the review copy of this book.  I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.

Deceive (Book 2 in the Declan Reede: The Untold Story) by Michelle Irwin Book Spotlight


Deceive (Book Two in the Declan Reede: The Untold Story Series)
Author: Michelle Irwin
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
Published: Dec 17th, 2015



Straighten up, pull it around, and get back on the track. 

Declan Reede's life is in a tailspin. Although he knows what he wants, he can't see the road that will take him there. Wherever he turns, new secrets, lies, and half-truths threaten to send him crashing off-course. To deserve his family, he must fight his past mistakes and prove himself worthy. 

But can someone out to deceive cost him the life he now craves? 

**Due to strong language and sexual content not intended for anyone under age of 18**





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Michelle Irwin has been many things: a hobbit taking a precious item to a fiery mountain; a young child stepping through the back of a wardrobe into another land; the last human stranded not-quite-alone in space three million years in the future; and a time-travelling madman in a box. All of these feats and many more were achieved through her voracious reading. Eventually, the cast inside her mind took over and spilled onto the page.

Michelle lives in sunny Queensland in the land down under. A lover of love and overcoming the odds, she primarily writes paranormal and fantasy romance.


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Monday, January 25, 2016

The Moreva of Astoreth by Roxanne Bland

The Moreva of AstorethBook Description:
In the world-building spirit of Andre Norton, Anne McCaffrey and Ursula K. LeGuin, The Moreva of Astoreth is a blend of science fiction, romance, and adventure in a unique, richly imagined imperialistic society in which gods and science are indelibly intertwined. It is the story of priestess, scientist and healer Moreva Tehi, the headstrong granddaughter of a powerful deity who is banished for a year from her beloved desert home to a volatile far northern corner of Peris for neglecting to perform her sacred duties, only to venture into dangerous realms of banned experimentation, spiritual rebirth, and fervent, forbidden love.

My Thoughts:
Liked this one!  Moreva is a priestess in her granmother's temple.  She has to deal with all sorts of 'distasteful' things and gets banished.  She and another healer work to find a cure for the Red Fever.  In her banishment, she finds companionship and maybe even can still the conflict inside herself.  
To be honest, I wasn't sure I was going to like the main character, Moreva, at the start of this.  Once the story got going though, I grew to like her more and more.  She didn't do what I expected and the pace of the story sped up so you couldn't put it down.  I liked that there were multiple elements in the book it wasn't just romance, but fantasy/scifi as well.  The romance was done well and I enjoyed the ups and downs, twists and turns through the book.
This was an intriguing read that was a 4/5 for me.

Thank you to the author/publisher for the review copy of this book (via PUYB).  I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.