Thursday, December 7, 2017

Murdered Gods (audiobook) by Marina Finlayson

Murdered Gods (Shadows of the Immortals, #2)Book Description:
Lexi didn’t set out to steal a god’s ring, but when a magic artifact starts trying to talk to you, what’s a girl supposed to do? She’s always had the ability to talk to animals, but this new development amps up the crazy. Now she’s afraid her power is out of control and she’s losing her mind. 

The only person who could possibly reassure her that she’s not going mad is her mother, who has always refused to discuss the source of Lexi’s strange ability. Now that the jewellery is getting chatty, maybe she’ll finally spill the beans. 

Unfortunately, going home means a trip back to the human territories, and Lexi only just made it out of there alive last time. She’s hoping for a quick visit, but with a god hellbent on retrieving the ring and a fireshaper she might have accidentally betrayed on her tail, life is about to get horribly complicated—for her and everyone she cares about. 

My Thoughts:
This was a wild ride.  Lexi has decided that maybe not ALL shapers are as bad as she thought.  That being said, when you take a ring that was in the possession of one and he was just starting to trust you, well that doesn't really help build his trust.  Seeking answers brings her more questions than answers.
Is she a member of this new group she met and just forgot?  Are they who she hopes they are or who Jake says they are?  Confusion and hope tangle in her.  Nothing from her past is as she remembers.  Her new friends may not be friends at all and Jake may never trust her again.
It was a 4/5 for me.  I am truly enjoying these books.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Wolf Hunger by Paige Tyler

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Dangerous Illusions by Irene Hannon

Dangerous Illusions (Code of Honor #1)Book Description:
Trish Bailey is on overload trying to deal with a demanding job, an ailing mother, and a healing heart. When a series of unsettling memory lapses leads to a tragic death--and puts Trish under police scrutiny--her world is once again thrown into turmoil.

Detective Colin Flynn isn't certain what to think of the facts he uncovers during his investigation. Did Trish simply make a terrible mistake or is there more to the case than meets the eye? As he searches for answers, disturbing information begins to emerge--and if the forces at work are as evil as he suspects, the situation isn't just dangerous . . . it's deadly.

Bestselling and award-winning author Irene Hannon captures readers with a mind-bending story that will have them doubling back to retrace their steps--and figure out what they missed!

My Thoughts:
As always, I thoroughly enjoyed Mrs. Hannon's book.  This one has suspense, mystery, romance, and action.  I like the different points of view.  The bad guy is really bad.  I thought the author did a great job of taking us down the path and I wasn't certain at any point who the bad guy was.
I really liked Trish.  My heart broke for her with what she was going through.  Colin was a good guy.  I would not be able to handle the job he has (or that Trish had for that matter).  This book has strong characters and a story that makes you not want to put the book down!It was a 4/5 for me.  I cannot wait to read the next in this series.
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.

Christmas Ranch Rescue by Lynnette Eason & Lauryn Eason

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Friday, December 1, 2017

Dubiosity by Christy Barritt

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Thursday, November 30, 2017

Dreaming of a White Wolf Christmas by Terry Spear

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Crowned by Christina Bauer

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Friday, November 24, 2017

Cowboy Christmas Guardian by Dana Mentink


About the Book:

image1Name of book: Cowboy Christmas Guardian
Author: Dana Mentink
Genre: Isnpy Romance Suspense
Someone is dead set on stopping Shelby Arroyo from doing her job: assessing mineral rights in a mine in gold country. But after rancher Barrett Thorn rescues her from an attack, the handsome widowed cowboy seems to feel responsible for her. That is, until he discovers she’s from the family that he’ll never forgive for his wife’s death. As the threats against Shelby escalate, cowboy honor and an unexpected attraction keep Barrett by her side, even at his own risk. And since Shelby won’t back down, Barrett must protect the brave, loyal woman he has no business falling for…a woman someone wants to kill by Christmas.
My Thoughts:
This was a good one.  Shelby is a strong determined lady who has a knack for getting herself into trouble.  Barrett is a hurting, strong cowboy who can't resist helping a lady in need.  The family issues are a barrier for their relationship and Barrett's grief as well.  I loved how close he and his family were.  They aren't perfect any of them, but they would do absolutely anything for each other and that, to me, is what family is.
I figured out a big part of the mystery before it was revealed but that didn't stop me from enjoying the story.  There was still the anticipation of the characters finding out!  I do want to read more about Barrett's family.  His mother seems like a lady I would love to hang out with and get some cooking lessons from!
It was a 5/5 for me.  I just love a good story!

Thank you to the author/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.

About the Author:
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Dana Mentink is a two time American Christian Fiction Writers Carol Award winner, a Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award and a Holt Medallion winner. She is a national bestselling author of over thirty-five titles in the suspense and lighthearted romance genres. She is pleased to write for Harlequin’s Love Inspired Suspense, Harlequin Heartwarming and Harvest House. Besides writing, she busies herself teaching third grade. Mostly, she loves to be home with Papa Bear, Yogi, Boo Boo, a nutty terrier, a chubby box turtle and a feisty parakeet.

Guest Post from Dana Mentink

Howdy, readers! I am thrilled to be bringing you this four book Gold Country Cowboys series that takes place in an area near and dear to my heart! My family and I have enjoyed many adventures in this amazing area, from exploring gold mines, to climbing through caverns, and soaking in the incredible history. As a matter of fact, we recently enjoyed a train trip on the historic V and T Railroad which took us past abandoned mines and even some active ones where people are engaged in modern day treasure hunting. California’s Gold Country is a fascinating place filled with secret treasures. I hope you will enjoy some wild adventures with four cowboy brothers who have some secrets of their own. God bless you all!

Blog Stops

Cordially Barbara, November 16
Genesis 5020, November 16
Have A Wonderful Day, November 17
A Greater Yes, November 17
ASC Book Reviews, November 18
Splashes of Joy, November 18
Red Headed Book Lady, November 19
Remembrancy, November 19
Autism mom, November 20
Janices book reviews, November 21
Moments Dipped in Ink, November 22
New Horizon Reviews, November 23
Pause for Tales, November 24
Ashley’s Bookshelf, November 24
Cafinated Reads, November 25
Blogging With Carol, November 26
Daysong Reflections, November 26
Carpe Diem, November 27
Karen Sue Hadley, November 27
Babs Book Bistro, November 28
Bibliophile Reviews, November 28
The Power of Words, November 29

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In honor of her tour, Dana is giving away a copy of Cowboy Christmas Guardian in print or ebook, a horse scarf and a $25 Amazon gift card! Click the link below to enter! https://promosimple.com/ps/c0d3

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Pretend You're Safe by Alexandra Ivy

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Christmas in Icicle Falls by Sheila Roberts

Christmas in Icicle Falls (Life in Icicle Falls #11)Book Description:
Join USA TODAY bestselling author Sheila Roberts this Christmas as she returns for the final installment in her treasured Icicle Falls series When Muriel Sterling released her new book, A Guide to Happy Holidays, she felt like the queen of Christmas. She's thrilled when the new tree she ordered online arrives and is eager to show it off--until she gets it out of the box and realizes it's a mangy dud. But rather than give up on the ugly tree, Muriel decides to make a project out of it. As she pretties up her tree, she realizes there's a lesson to be learned: everything and everyone has potential. Maybe even her old friend Arnie, who's loved her for years. Except, she's not the only one seeing Arnie's potential... Meanwhile, Muriel's ugly-tree project has also inspired her friends. Sienna Moreno is trying to bring out the best in the grouchy man next door, who hates noise, hates kids and hates his new neighbors. And while Olivia Claussen would love to send her obnoxious new daughter-in-law packing, she's adjusting her attitude and trying to discover what her son sees in the girl. If these women can learn to see the beauty in the "ugly trees" in their lives, perhaps this might turn out to be the happiest holiday yet.

My Thoughts:
This is the last book in the series and I know I've read at least 1-2 others, that being said, you can read this one on it's own and really enjoy it.  I really liked all the characters throughout the book, even the grouchy neighbor!  There is a lesson to be learned by the book, and understanding, forgiveness, differences, family.  This book is packed with holiday spirit and real people.
I know these characters aren't really real, but they are flawed, quirky people that I think I would enjoy knowing in reality.  Sienna's love for her son and moving to help him and her to have a new start, but then having the grouchy man next door.  The author and her beau, there are just so many little stories mixed in to the overall story that you will enjoy everyone.
It was a 4/5 for me.  I plan to go back and read the series in order so I can catch all the little interactions that you miss not having read the series!
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.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Christmas Amnesia by Laura Scott

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Friday, November 17, 2017

Christmas On The Run by Shirlee McCoy

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

The Bachelor Missions by Jes Drew

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About the Book:

Bachelor MissionsName of book: The Bachelor Missions
Author: Jes Drew
Genre: Christian speculative spy fiction
Release Date: February 18, 2017
The good-guys, the bad-guys, and the wild card- it’s the ultimate game of cloak and dagger…
Kristian Clark, private eye, thought his days as a special agent were behind him, but when he’s drafted into action, he finds himself reunited with his old team- and painful memories of why they broke up in the first place. But as he plunges into mission after mission- from a ‘holy heist’ to babysitting a young hacker to going undercover in a cult- Kristian find that everything he tried to leave behind is coming back to haunt him with a vengeance, and then some. First there’s the mysterious woman who knows more about Kristian- and his past- than makes sense while using science fiction weapons that don’t make sense period. Then there are the shady powers-that-be who are responsible for drafting him back into this world to satisfy their own nefarious agendas. It’s all Kristian can do to keep from being pulled into their games as he tries to figure out who to trust and what to fight for, even as the trap put in place to destroy him is set with a ticking clock.
When did espionage get so complicated?
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My Thoughts:
This is absolutely an original book.  I've gotta admit it isn't what I was expecting but it was pretty good.  Kristian is a character that I liked.  He isn't what you would expect from a PI.  I guess the best word is quirky? Absolutely not average!  The book is a good mix that appealed to me.  It had humor (loved the 'dry' humor), scifi, romance, suspense, and more.  I got a little lost in the story, but overall I enjoyed it.  
Kristian is a guy I would like to sit and have a conversation with, he is just that intriguing.  The bad people are bad, but are they good? and are the good guys really good or are they bad? Those were the questions I kept asking myself.  The action kept me going and I really liked the message that was crafted into the story.
It was a 4/5.  I can't wait to see what comes next.  
Than you to Celebrate Lit 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.

IMG_0231About the Author:

Jes Drew lives with her mom, dad, younger sister (the illustrious Nicki Chapelway), four younger brothers (yes, four), and two dogs. She is the author of both the Ninja and Hunter trilogy and the Howling Twenty trilogy. Besides writing, she enjoys reading, daydreaming, and her day job. There is also a possibility that she may or may not be a secret agent, but that’s classified. Still, you can contact her at http://pausefortales.blogspot.com/

Guest Post from Jes Drew

I began writing at a very young age. I don’t think I even started school yet when I came out with my first children’s titles. The Swan Princess and Flamingo Queen was followed by a sequel The Duck Prince and Unicorn King (because I thought it was unfair that only the mom and sister had to go through transformations), and Julian and Juliette had many reprints- all carefully printed and illustrated by myself before moving to their final destination: safekeeping in my mom’s possession.
Years later, I resumed my writing craft near the end of elementary school with two series of chapter books I wrote and then read aloud to my family. However, it was not until I watched Marvel’s Avengers that I found my true muse (Captain America, obviously). The story was so enthralling, I could do nothing but pick up the pen and compose my first published trilogy: The Ninja and Hunter Series published when I was sixteen. This was followed by the tree books of The Howling Twenties two years later.
But, no longer a ‘young adult’ I’ve moved on beyond that genre to the next age group: New Adult. That genre infamously known for its many vices and sins. However, we as Christians are called to “Take every thought captive to obey Christ” (2 Corinthians 10:5b), and a genre targeted toward twenty-somethings should be no exception.
So this is my first release in the New Adult genre. Kristian Clark might be a secret-agent-turned-private-investigator-turned-secret-agent again, but he still deals with the same problems all twenty-somethings face: adapting to a career, longing for a soul mate, and searching for deeper meaning in all the noise. With a little intrigue and cool gadgets on the side because, well, he is a secret-agent-turned-private-investigator-turned-secret-agent after all.

Blog Stops

Bibliophile ReviewsNovember 2
BigreadersiteNovember 3
Fiction Aficionado, November 4
Aryn the Libraryan, November 6
Blogging With Carol, November 8
Multifarious, November 9
Carpe Diem, November 10
A Reader’s Brain, November 11
Karen Sue HadleyNovember 11
Neverending Stories, November 12
margaretkazmierczak, November 13
Mary Hake, November 13
Daysong ReflectionsNovember 14
Ashley’s BookshelfNovember 15

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To celebrate her tour, Jes is giving away a
Grand Prize of the Howling Twenties trilogy, signed, and a fifteen dollar Amazon gift card
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1st Place Prize of The Time I Saved the Day, also signed, and a ten dollar Amazon gift card!!
Click below to enter. Be sure to comment on this post before you enter to claim 9 extra entries! https://promosimple.com/ps/c31a

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Red's Tangled Tale Release



Official Release! Hear the story of Red and her adventure to help Captain Hook in this Audible version of "Red's Tangled Tale."

“Red wasn't your average girl. Discover the real story of Little Red Riding Hood." ~ Red's Tangled Tale

 
Everyone knows the story of Little Red Riding Hood. Well, at least they think they do. History would have many believe Red was a naïve little girl who brought treats to her grandmother in the dark of the forest. History had it wrong.

After the curse of the wolves came to Timbergard, Red’s father was the only soul brave enough to enter Blakx Forest. However, when the wolves claimed his life, his young daughter took up his bow and began hunting the beasts to fill her need for revenge.

When Captain Hook shows up in the village in search of the rare burning ash that lies on the far borders of the cursed forest, Red agrees to help get him safely through the dangerous land.

The trek through the forest becomes precarious when the group is cornered by a pack of wolves. Red is forced to make a decision that will alter the lives of everyone, including individuals she has yet to meet.








"I loved this book just as much as the first. I can’t wait for the 3rd book took come out. I love how the author uses a different light on fairy tales that we all grow up with in a different way.~ Kaci

"Oh what an enjoyable clean teen read! I loved this authors version of little red riding hood! I really enjoyed all the fairytale characters who made an appearance in this story! I'm always excited to learn where the titles comes from in each story and this one did not disappoint! Suzanna Lynn put a unique twist on this story and I had fun reading it!" ~ Ashley C.

"Red's tale rejoins us with old friends and introduces us to new while setting up many more stories to come complete with a glimpse at yet another antagonist.
The book is a quick read, perfect for a lazy day, and brings the nostalgia of childhood to us with unique twists. Fans of re-imagined fairy tales spun together (such as The Lunar Chronicles) will enjoy The Untold Stories immensely.
~ Fiction Floozy




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