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Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine

Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine

Posted July 16, 2015 by Anne in Book Review | 2 Comments

I was very excited to get Ink and Bone, the first in the new The Great Library series by Rachel Caine, She also wrote the Morganville Vampire series which I have enjoyed. I didn’t know what to expect from Ink and Bone, except that it would be about books and what could be more exciting, right? It was a slow start for me. Ink and Bone is set in a different time or the world has happened differently. The nuances of the world and the characters are interesting but it took a bit to settle in my mind. If you’re like me, first books sometimes are hard, since you have to get the setup organized in your head. But once that happened, I really enjoyed Ink and […]


Wicked Embers by Keri Arthur

Wicked Embers by Keri Arthur

Posted July 9, 2015 by Anne in Book Review | 3 Comments

I’ve read several series by Keri Arthur. The first was the Riley Jensen series and it was one of the first things I read in the “supernatural” type category of science fiction, really urban fantasy. I wasn’t a huge fan of the large quantity of sex because it wasn’t as relationship-oriented.  Overall, I loved that series though. The sex in this series may not all be in a monogamous relationship but at least the partners have real affection for each other. Wicked Embers has a similar attitude but not as much of it.  The first third of the book is more sexy banter and I enjoyed that very much.  There is only one actual sex scene. The supernaturals in the Souls of Fire series are not […]


The Dark Space by Mary Ann Rivers and Ruthie Knox

The Dark Space by Mary Ann Rivers and Ruthie Knox

Posted June 26, 2015 by Anne in Book Review | 0 Comments

This is one of the first books published by the new Brain Mill Press which is headed up by these two favorite authors of mine.  (I rode a bit of RAGBRAI with Ruthie’s family last summer very briefly.)   I have really enjoyed all their work.  I wish them success in their new venture. The Dark Space is a long novella or short story about students in a different sort of college class at the senior level. These students are in their last semester before graduation.  Like many of the authors’ previous work in new adult, there is a very emotional sense of things.  It is unusual and not typical.  I like that but not everyone will.  It highlights the uncomfortable aspects of personal connections and […]


Reaper’s Deliverance by Miranda Stork

Reaper’s Deliverance by Miranda Stork

Posted June 18, 2015 by Anne in Book Review | 2 Comments

  The purpose of Thrifty Thursday is to pick a book which was free (at some point). Currently it is FREE  on Amazon, Nook, and Kobo.   I went into Reaper’s Deliverance thinking it was a paranormal version of a motorcycle club romance or something. Throughout reading, I kept waiting for my emotions to fire and to care about something.  It never really happened. I didn’t connect with any characters or feel like I got to know them really.  So much of the story was in Ryder’s head, thoughts and feelings,  no one else got much time.  I couldn’t understand who they were or much about any of their motivations. So whatever they chose to do, it didn’t make sense. The plot was fairly simplistic. […]


Slave to Sensation by Nalini Singh

Slave to Sensation by Nalini Singh

Posted June 11, 2015 by Anne in Book Review | 3 Comments

Psy – Changeling series has been enjoyed by friends and recommended to me for a long time. When Berkley offered me the option to get the first book, Slave to Sensation, to review when the newest book,   Shards of Hope #14 is coming out,  I decided it was time to finally read it. I love stories about the mind so I thought the Psy part would appeal to me.  It does but it wasn’t what I expected so it was hard to read initially. I read so many books and many of them are of good quality. I have access through publishers and the library so much, I have become sometimes very picky about what I will read.   I wanted to love the Psy people as […]


Midnight Captive by Elle Kennedy

Midnight Captive by Elle Kennedy

Posted June 4, 2015 by Anne in Book Review | 2 Comments

  Midnight Captive is a solid installment in the Killer Instincts series. It lets us see a bit of what is going on in their world and gives us a new couple. Is this realistic everyday life? No, but it is enjoyable to read. The men and women in these stories are ex-military, ex-CIA, special operatives, assassins, computer geniuses, and so forth. The action and suspense are thrilling. And then there is the romance. I love Bailey. She is so strong and capable. She’s smart and plans ahead. She also holds Sean to a higher standard than other men in some ways. Why is it women do that with guys they like, make them work harder? She is so attracted to him; she has to […]


Busted by Shiloh Walker

Busted by Shiloh Walker

Posted May 28, 2015 by Anne in Book Review | 3 Comments

      I always wanted to read Shiloh Walker, so when I had the opportunity to read Busted I did. I read the first two books (Wrecked and Razed) in the Barnes Brothers series to prepare for Busted – the third book. I’d say the Barnes Brothers series keeps getting better and I like each book more. It’s always the characters which draw me in and make me feel. While the guys are mostly somewhat rich and/or famous, at least the woman in the first book was also. The thing is they act ordinary and their attitudes, goals and lifestyles are relatable. They want relatively normal things in life. The brothers believe in family, not so much power or money, except maybe Sebastian. There was insta-love which doesn’t always make […]


Thrifty Thursday Review  Treading Water by Marie Force

Thrifty Thursday Review Treading Water by Marie Force

Posted May 21, 2015 by Anne in Book Review | 0 Comments

The purpose of Thrifty Thursday is to pick a book which was free (at some point).    Free on Kindle on June 25, 2013 Currently it is $ 3.99 on Amazon, Nook, and Kobo.   I really enjoy some of Marie Force’s other series, so I thought I would try this one.  Overall the book didn’t work for me, as I suspected from the beginning what would happen.  I didn’t really connect with the characters other than the children. I cared a lot about the children – Eric, Jill, Kate and Maggie. Jamie and Frannie were a fun couple and I loved their story.  They felt real to me.  They were amazing and supportive to Jack and his family, as well as Andi and Eric. […]