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Audio:  Fallout by Sara Paretsky

Audio: Fallout by Sara Paretsky

Posted April 25, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | 2 Comments

                I have read and loved the V.I. Warshawski  series for a looooong time, since it started in 1982!  I’ve read and loved them all and Fallout is number 18. The last few I have enjoyed the audio so when I got the chance to review I went for it. Vic is the original and the best for me. The normal setting is in Chicago but in this she goes out of town for her missing persons case. Susan Ericksen is a wonderful narrator and she is Vic for me now. She handles the inner thoughts and feelings of Vic and the dialogue and accents of all the various characters very well. I’m not knowledgeable enough to know if […]


Blade Bound by Chloe Neill

Blade Bound by Chloe Neill

Posted April 21, 2017 by Anne in Blog Tour, Book Review, Giveaway | 43 Comments

My friends told me to read this series and I finally came to the party a couple of years ago, listening to audio books while driving back and forth between Minnesota and North Carolina. I fell in love with Merit and Ethan. Strong women with hot guys trying to make the world a better place with their own sassy quirks are always welcome. Reading Blade Bound,  the final book in this series, I felt mostly sad. I couldn’t get past those feelings. The story felt nostalgic and almost too much like every other book in the Chicagoland Vampire series. Anything new happening, growth or learning by the characters,  had been foreshadowed in other books and expected. So there weren’t really any surprises. The BIG things […]


Thrifty Thursday: The Clue by Carolyn Wells

Thrifty Thursday: The Clue by Carolyn Wells

Posted April 13, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | 0 Comments

          The purpose of Thrifty Thursday is to read a book which was free (at some point). Kindle freebie on April 2, 2017  (currently $0.99 as of writing this post) Overall rating 3.53 with 184 ratings and 29 reviews   A classic mystery is a great change of pace for me. I enjoy the historical societal nuances and the writing style. The Clue was originally published in 1909. Life was certainly slower and simpler in this time period. Sadly, the roles of women were often defined by the men of their family or marriage. There are 159 pages in this book and it seemed to take forever to read. I have to wonder if the pages are longer than normal length? Anyway, […]


Audio review: The Dead Seekers by Barb and JC Hendee

Audio review: The Dead Seekers by Barb and JC Hendee

Posted April 6, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | 2 Comments

            This new Dead Seekers series is related to the Noble Dead Saga series,  (actually 3 series with a total of 14 books), which I have not read.  I have read this author before, a husband and wife writing team, and liked them, so when the opportunity came up for this audio I got it. This is slightly against my OCD of doing everything in order but I’m dealing with it. I have a bit of an aversion to historical and fantasy and horror, but I am finding that with the right story and / or right narrator, I love it. I am unable to determine, as yet, why some work for me and some do not. This one works, so […]


Early Review: Gauntlet by Holly Jennings

Early Review: Gauntlet by Holly Jennings

Posted March 30, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | 0 Comments

               My Ace Roc Stars connection gave me the first book, Arena and I was hooked, ready and waiting. Gauntlet picks right up with the action and emotional roller coaster. It is fierce, uplifting and energizing! Kali, the warrior, is such a lovable character. She makes mistakes, totally blames herself, and just doesn’t give up. You can’t help but want her to win. Murphy’s law is alive and well and beating up Kali every chance it gets. She is so young, only turning 21, and yet has such integrity. No matter how much she fucks up, she takes responsibility, sucks it up and claws her way back into the game. Grueling, hard work might be a euphemism. The decisions she […]


Hurricane by Cherry Adair

Hurricane by Cherry Adair

Posted March 29, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | 2 Comments

         The Cutter Cay series  so far has been about the three Cutter brothers. In the previous book, Stormchaser , we learned about Jonah, the unknown half-brother. He’s great and falls for Callista. She is well educated, had a horrid childhood, and grew up living next door to the Case family.  Which leads us to this book, about the long-time enemy, Rydell Case. Hurricane is my new, favorite book in the series.  We finally get to see some thought processes and what is going on with Rydell.  He has been married and divorced. So the relationship doesn’t feel too fast, since they already know each other well. They have issues, lots of issues. There are many people trying to control them and use them, separately and […]


Blog tour:  Forever Mine by Erin Nicholas

Blog tour: Forever Mine by Erin Nicholas

Posted March 27, 2017 by Anne in Blog Tour, Book Review | 1 Comment

      I read the first book in the Opposites Attract series ,  Completely Yours which was 4.5 stars of smart, sexy fun. Of course, I wanted to read more. I was not disappointed. Maya is so strong, open and with a huge heart. She willingly risks everything to help others, do what is right or get what she wants. She is so brave. Alex is extremely smart and capable, but he has always played it safe. He has a lot happening in his life, can he risk himself enough to change and grow? I enjoyed these characters and they made me feel, care and cheer for them. They are more than average folks, which hits my reality meter. Some things work out for them a […]


Thrifty Thursday: Eternity by Maggie Shayne

Thrifty Thursday: Eternity by Maggie Shayne

Posted March 23, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | 0 Comments

           The purpose of Thrifty Thursday is to read a book which was free (at some point). Kindle freebie on February 25, 2013  (currently FREE as of writing this post) Overall rating 3.98 with 2,853 ratings and 223 reviews   I had a lot of trouble with reading my Kindle freebies during the COYER challenge. A LOT. It’s not so much a problem when I am reading one a month for a Thrifty Thursday post. I can choose one with a more well-known author which is the first of a series or I got free years back. The quality of books I have access to read (which anyone can get at the library, it just takes longer) is so high I’ve gotten […]