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Deep Burn by Kimberly Kindcaid

Deep Burn by Kimberly Kindcaid

Posted July 7, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | 0 Comments

          I’m a fan of Kimberly Kincaid and some of her other series. Since I enjoy stories about fire fighters, I decided to try this Station Seventeen series. I enjoy the mystery, the technical aspects and the suspense of them. These are romances, of course, as well. I bought the first book, Skin Deep, on sale because I was getting an ARC of this one. Then I realized the Hot Ice anthology I bought for fun had Deep Check in it, which is related.  So by this time, I am comfortable with the group at Station Seventeen. When that happens, the humor is better because you know them and their little quirks. Deep Burn is about Shae, a female firefighter who gives […]


Early Review: Some Kind of Hero by Suzanne Brockmann

Early Review: Some Kind of Hero by Suzanne Brockmann

Posted July 6, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | 0 Comments

            I was recently making a list of favorite series in the romantic suspense genre for a friend. I couldn’t even get to five series; I listed three. Since it is one of my favorite genres, I was surprised how few series made my list. There are many to read but not the quality of this Troubleshooters series.   These are top notch with a great blend of romance and action and mystery. I appreciate the fact some of them are personally based and some are based on the team’s missions, not all one thing or the other. Some Kind of Hero is more personally based. Peter has just got his daughter into his life and now she’s missing. His neighbor, […]


Wanted & Wired by Vivien Jackson

Wanted & Wired by Vivien Jackson

Posted June 29, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | 4 Comments

         I won Wanted & Wired in an April prize pack of 8 books from the publisher, Sourcebooks Casablanca. They all look interesting but I started here. This is a very different story with a bit of everything. There is science fiction, romance, action / suspense, and paranormal aspects. The world is a fantasy. Texas has seceded from the US. There are people who are technologically enhanced.  Travel is in ships. The world and characters unfold from Mari’s point of view. She is an assassin. Her handler, Heron, is one of the enhanced and she’s attracted to him, even though most would consider him in a different class. They do a hit which goes very badly. I spent considerable time confused because […]


Audio: Under Her Skin by Adrianna Anders  #JIAM

Audio: Under Her Skin by Adrianna Anders #JIAM

Posted June 28, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | 0 Comments

           Jennifer loved this so I had to try it when I got the opportunity to review the audio book version.  Under Her Skin is suspenseful. I worried about what would happen to Uma and then Ivan. I knew Joey would turn up eventually. I was horrified and angry at what happened to Uma. But it could so easily happen when one is young and learning your way in life. The choices these three characters have made in their lives make them who they are and are a not so subtle reminder. The romance happens very quickly considering the situation but the emotional upheaval in romantic suspense often is a catalyst for relationship development. Life is short. Uma is so brave and […]


Audio:  Breath of Fire by Amanda Bouchet  #JIAM

Audio: Breath of Fire by Amanda Bouchet #JIAM

Posted June 27, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | 6 Comments

             The first book in the Kingmaker Chronicles series, was quite the sensation. I reviewed Promise of Fire on audio and was excited for more. Then Jennifer had real trouble with Breath of Fire. But when the audio was available, I had some mixed feelings. But I loved the mythology, gods and creatures. I wanted to see what happened with the characters. The politics and battles were a suspenseful mystery. Perhaps being on audio, it was easy for me to get absorbed and enjoy. Mia Barron really infuses emotion into the story. I noticed the distinct character voices without it being a distraction. I did listen at 1.25 speed, which was a first for me. I had never tried a […]


Audio:  Man Overboard by J.A. Jance  #JIAM

Audio: Man Overboard by J.A. Jance #JIAM

Posted June 26, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | 0 Comments

           I am a long-time mystery reader. In fact, I used to ONLY read mysteries for about 15 years. So when a new book is released in a series I have read for years, I don’t have to play catch-up and I figure I might as well review it.  Plus this one is a trifecta: new release, library book and audio so it fits all three challenges!! I read all three series by J. A. Jance. The other two series feature law enforcement professionals. In the Ali Reynolds series, she is a news anchor who was briefly law enforcement and now works with her husband’s high-tech firm. I enjoy the nerdy aspects and this one delves into AI, artificial intelligence. This […]


A Ghost in the Glamour by Elizabeth Hunter : A Linx & Bogie Story

A Ghost in the Glamour by Elizabeth Hunter : A Linx & Bogie Story

Posted June 24, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | 0 Comments

        This is a quick novella by a favorite author, Elizabeth Hunter. It’s a new world with unique characteristics. It gives us vignettes of Linx from the time she was a teenage girl starting high school, living with her mother and grandmother, to later when she is older supporting herself as an artist. The family trait is they see ghosts and can communicate with them, but the skills are all different. Linx has a ghost “attached” to her, Frank Bogle, a detective from before her time. The story gives both an old mystery with new evidence along with Linx’s growth and development, in her life and association with Frank. Linx is a strong individual with character. Frank is older than Linx plus […]


On A Clear Winter Night by Elizabeth Hunter

On A Clear Winter Night by Elizabeth Hunter

Posted June 24, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | 0 Comments

      This is a very brief, Read It Track It review. On A Clear Winter Night finds Ava and Malachi during the holidays, after the first three books in the Irin Chronicles series.  All the books in the series, to this point, feature this couple. I read this in preparation to go on with the series; I’m behind. This far, it is an urban fantasy. Going forward, it becomes paranormal romance where each book will feature a different couple. This sweet, short story gives a happy holiday to catch us up with the couple, their friends and family. I really enjoyed it and it brought me back to this special world.  I’ll read on with The Staff and the Blade. Then, The Silent will be […]