Review Round up #COYER Blackout

Posted January 6, 2017 by Jennifer in Book Review | | 2 Comments



Anne and I are taking part in COYER Blackout Winter Storm reading challenge. The only books we can read for the challenge are books we bought for less than $1.00 or audio books purchased for less than $5.00, plus eARCS (Netgalley, Edelweiss, etc.) and audios we have received for review.

Each month during the challenge (December 17, 2016 – March 3, 2017) we post an update to show what books we have read/listen to for the challenge. These posts will be a combination of short reviews and links to books with longer reviews we previously posted during the challenge.

Anne’s COYER Update

Books previously reviewed:

  1. One Fell Sweep by Ilona Andrews
  2. A Stone-Kissed Sea by Elizabeth Hunter
  3. The Burning Page by Genevieve Cogman
  4. In Rides Trouble by Julie Ann Walker
  5. Martians Abroad by Carrie Vaughn
  6. A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet
  7. Phantom Kiss by Chloe Neill
  8. 1000 Yards by Mark Dawson
  9. Oracle by Kelly Meding
  10. Reckless River by Lindsay Cross
  11. Big Vamp on Campus by Molly Harper
  12. Any Time, Any Place by Jennifer Probst
  13. Rev It Up by Julie Ann Walker
  14. Thrill Ride by Julie Ann Walker
  15. The Bachelor Auction by Rachel Van Dyken
  16. Brighter Than The Sun by Darynda Jones
  17. Every Dark Corner by Karen Rose
  18. Temptation Bay by Anna Sullivan
  19. The Cleaner by Mark Dawson
  20. Shadows and Gold by Elizabeth Hunter
  21. Every Little Thing by Marie Force
  22. Ready to Fall by Daisy Prescott
  23. A Touch of Midnight by Lara Adrian
  24. The Chemist by Stephenie Meyer
  25. Born Wild by Julie Ann Walker
  26. French Roast by Ava Miles
  27. Wait For Dark by Kay Hooper
  28. How To Tame A Beast in Seven Days by Kerrelyn Sparks
  29. Vortex by Cherry Adair
  30. Silence Fallen by Patricia Briggs
  31. White Hot by Ilona Andrews


Review Round up #COYER BlackoutWhere the Wild Things Bite by Molly Harper
Series: Half-Moon Hollow #5
Narrator: Amanda Ronconi
Published by Audible Studios on July 26, 2016
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 304
Format: Audiobook
Length: 7 hours, 14 minutes
Source: Purchased
Amazon | Audio | B&N | Goodreads

Delivering a rare book to a valued customer is definitely part of mild-mannered archivist Anna Winthrop's job description. You know what isn't? Protecting her precious cargo from mid-flight theft by the very pilot who is flying her to Half-Moon Hollow...while trying to appear as unappetizing as possible to the only other passenger, a vampire. Undead bookstore owner Jane Jameson could be waiting a very long time for her book. Possibly forever.

Fortunately, Anna's dashing fanged companion Finn Palmeroy helps her fend off the attack, but not before their plane crash lands in the forest hundreds of miles from civilization. Great, now she's stranded with a priceless tome and a rakish vampire whose bedtime is fast approaching. Why does everyone want this book so badly, anyway? Anna just wants to get it to Jane before Finn decides to turn her into dinner-or sweep her off her feet. Okay, the second option is really tempting. But they're not out of the woods yet.

This fun hike is by the smart, funny and talented Molly Harper. Amanda Ronconi’s narration ups the snark to amazing. A book worm gets the hot guy. She also gets a new group of interesting and caring friends ( who I’m happy to see again) aaaaaand she meets the love of my life – Dick Cheney!

Review Round up #COYER BlackoutIn Rides Trouble by Julie Ann Walker
Series: Black Knights Inc. #2
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on September 4, 2012
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Pages: 323
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
Amazon | B&N | Goodreads

Rebel with a Cause

Becky "Rebel" Reichert never actually goes looking for trouble. It just has a tendency to find her. Like the day Frank Knight showed up at her door, wanting to use her motorcycle shop as a cover for his elite special ops team. But Becky prides herself on being able to hang with the big boys-she can weld, drive, and shoot just as well as any of them.

Man with a Mission

Munitions, missiles, and mayhem are Frank's way of life. The last thing the ex-SEAL wants is for one brash blonde to come within fifty feet of anything that goes boom. Yet it's just his rotten luck when she ends up in a hostage situation at sea. Come hell or high water, he will get her back-whether she says she needs him or not.

In Rides Trouble is the second book in Julie Ann Walker’s Black Knights Inc series.  Each book has a romance with a different couple.  I read the first one, Hell on Wheels three years ago and put review to come and never did the review, which is weird. I do know I wasn’t interested enough to read further and I was sad about it because I am a Harley rider. I’m reading on now as I got the audios of the next two in the series to review.

I didn’t remember ANY of the characters from the first one, so this was a fresh start. I enjoyed reading it, quick and easy. This seemed more focused on romance and less on the special ops and suspense story. The reasons the couple stayed apart were ridiculous. These are adults; they could talk to each other. I expected more on the mystery action, and a little more on the team. I’m hoping for more in the next one, Rev It Up. 

Jennifer’s COYER Update

Books previously reviewed:

  1. Holiday with a Twist by Shannon Stacey
  2. Vampire for Christmas by Felicity Heaton
  3. Belle Chasse by Suzanne Johnson
  4. Separation Games by C.D. Reiss
  5. The Operator by Kim Harrison
  6. Phantom Kiss by Chloe Neill
  7. Of Silk and Steam by Bec McMaster
  8. Breath of Fire by Amanda Bouchet
  9. Any Time, Any Place by Jennifer Probst
  10. Under Her Skin by Adriana Anders
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2 responses to “Review Round up #COYER Blackout

  1. Y’all are doing so great! I finished my second #COYER book yesterday. For this point in the challenge that feels really behind. I always enjoy Harper & Ronconi – though Where the Wild Things Bite wasn’t my favorite in the series. I read Vampire for Christmas a while back, I think it was my first Felicity Heaton and I do love her 🙂

    Good luck with #COYER blackout!