Author: Anne

Thrifty Thursday! Anne’s thoughts on Secrets on the Sand by Roxanne St. Claire

Posted February 26, 2015 by Anne in Book Review | 5 Comments
Thrifty Thursday! Anne’s thoughts on Secrets on the Sand by Roxanne St. Claire

  Free on Kindle, Nook and Kobo on July 26, 2014  I like almost all forms of romance, although not so much historical, but I have a prejudice against the billionaire thing.  How likely is it there would be so many young, handsome billionaires running around and they always fall for the pretty but down on her luck, no money lady.  I enjoy something light and fluffy as long as it isn’t totally unbelievable. Sadly, this book is a classic example of what I hate.  It shows me why I stopped reading contemporary romance for more than 20 years!  I just couldn’t take the unrealistic characters and the unbelievable storylines. The man in SECRETS ON THE SAND, Zeke was a geek in high school who went on to be successful. He’s rich, smart, kind and he’s a billionaire.  Mandy was his high school crush, cheerleader, prom queen, blah, blah, blah.   They […]


Closer than You Think by Karen Rose

Posted February 19, 2015 by Anne in Book Review | 2 Comments
Closer than You Think by Karen Rose

    This is one heck of a LOOOOONG book.  I was so interested and kept reading but hours kept flying by.   I read pretty fast and it still took more than one day with lots of reading time. CLOSER THAN YOU THINK is the first book in a new series.  I did a little research since I had never read this author and because I definitely want to read the next book in this series.  I found this is sort of spin-off of a big series called Romantic Suspense, which has 15 books, but is also the 16th book in that series. From the author’s website, the books all seem to share some characters but can be read stand alone. The main guy in this book, Deacon, is in some of the earlier books.  It seems to be about the head of his old FBI team he worked with before […]


Anne Sits Down with Faith Hunter

Posted February 12, 2015 by Anne in Author Interview | 12 Comments
Anne Sits Down with Faith Hunter

Jessica (Rabid Reads) recommended this series and it was a good choice for me. I started reading devouring a book a day and even reading all the novellas, in order, because I’m OCD like that. I was sucked in and ignored my real life for over a week. The main character’s starting point is not unlike Kate Daniels in that she is a solitary fighter with few people in her life.  She develops relationships in the series but it is not easy for her. This is urban fantasy not romance. Jane Yellowrock is a fascinating character with Beast, that dual voice complexity,  and all the facets of the world where she lives. Beast can be funny. There are vampires, weres, witches and more. I enjoy the bits of history and Cherokee mythology.  I’m a particular fan of magic and witches also. The series is primarily set in New Orleans with […]


Anne’s Thoughts on Ghost Killer by Robin D. Owens

Posted February 12, 2015 by Anne in Book Review | 3 Comments
Anne’s Thoughts on Ghost Killer by Robin D. Owens

  I’ve REALLY enjoyed this series.  It has more romance than most urban fantasy and I like that.  I love a situation where a couple is together and works together on their problems or mystery or adventure.  I rated each of the first two books, GHOST SEER and GHOST LAYER, as 5 stars.  I don’t recommend GHOST KILLER as a standalone book. This is my favorite kind of supernatural – something with the mind – like a witch or clairvoyant or pre-cognition that sort of thing.  Claire is a ghost seer and Zach is a sort of pre-cognizant. Claire has a ghost dog, Enzo, to help her with her cases. The Clare and Zach relationship is front and center all the time, which is unusual.  It makes it unique. In reality, people aren’t focused solely on their work.  And I say –  it is RARE when both of the people in […]


Anne’s Thoughts on Casually Cursed by Kimberly Frost

Posted February 5, 2015 by Anne in Book Review | 4 Comments
Anne’s Thoughts on Casually Cursed by Kimberly Frost

I’ve read every book in Southern Witch series in 2014, including this ARC at the end of the year. I love the characters and the zany antics. Magic is my favorite paranormal thing. The previous two books, HALFWAY HEXED and SLIGHTLY SPELLBOUND, where among my favorite reads in 2014. So I was excited to read CASUALLY CURSED. I knew it would involve more of the fae side of the family and more of  Tamara’s relatives. I was worried the relatives would be horrible to Bryn or somehow separate him from Tamara. And of course, there would be some big adventure or why would there be a book? I enjoyed the developing relationship between Tamara and her sister, Kismet.  They were the focus of this story.  There was also the dilemma of their mother being somewhat trapped in the fae world.  I was interested to learn more about their father, too. It was […]


Anne’s Thoughts on Revenant by Larissa Ione

Posted January 29, 2015 by Anne in Book Review | 4 Comments
Anne’s Thoughts on Revenant by Larissa Ione

REVENANT is a fitting mesh of the Demonica and Lords of Deliverance series and it’s good to see some of the characters I have long loved. It focused on the new couple and their connections and barely mentioned some of my favorites, like Ares and Kynan.  Luckily, the hospital and Eidolon are always in the thick of things.  The main characters in REVENANT have difficult pasts and have been massively deceived.   They have both had difficulty with trusting others. These series feature many people who are deceived, tortured in the worst ways, then get their HEA.  If this wasn’t paranormal, it would be difficult to swallow some of the things which happen. This is not a standalone book, in my opinion, or at least, it is not where I would start since it helps so much to know the background, more of the world and the characters. Read the Demonica series […]


Shifting Shadows by Patricia Briggs

Posted January 24, 2015 by Anne in Book Review | 4 Comments
Shifting Shadows by  Patricia Briggs

SHIFTING SHADOWS is a short story anthology in the world of Mercy Thompson and includes the world of Charles & Anna.  Patricia Briggs is a talented and engaging writer and I always have enjoyed everything of hers I have read.  This is no exception. The short stories included are:  Silver, Fairy Gifts, Gray, Seeing Eye, Alpha and Omega, The Star of David, Roses in Winter, In Red with Pearls, Redemption,  and Hollow. There were also two outtakes, one from Silver Borne and one from Night Broken.  Here are few brief thoughts on my favorites. Which apparently is pretty much all of them! Silver –  This was a great story to have as it gave us the history of Samuel and Ariana.  I really appreciated it. It included history in a world-building sense, also. Gray –  This doesn’t feel like it is connected to the series very well but I thought it […]


Thrifty Thursday! Anne Reviews IGNITED by Kaylea Cross

Posted January 22, 2015 by Anne in Book Review | 2 Comments
Thrifty Thursday! Anne Reviews IGNITED by Kaylea Cross

The purpose of Thrifty Thursday is to pick a book which was free (at some point) and review it.   Free for Kindle on August 16, 2014 When I go looking through my Goodreads shelves for a Thrifty Thursday choice, I try to alternate genres but it will still be one of my favorite genres like urban fantasy, romantic suspense, paranormal romance or contemporary romance. Yes, I like romance in most of my stories and humor. Romantic suspense is especially great because there is mystery and action as well as the romance. I think they can turn up the heat because of the suspense and high emotions, the sex tends to happen faster. Otherwise, it would seem too fast. Under pressure, our main couple both tend to show their true colors plus some need for comfort or to affirm life. The Titanium Security series is in the current popular setting of […]