Author: Anne

Audio: Take Out by Margaret Maron

Audio: Take Out by Margaret Maron

Posted October 20, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | 2 Comments

    I read the first eight books in the Sigrid Harald series in the late 1990s, when I was still reading primarily mysteries. I’d fallen in love with Margaret Maron’s Deborah Knott series and went on to this series. The 8th book was published in 1995, so I was delighted to see a new book this year, more than 20 years later! Sigrid Harald is a very distinct character which makes her all the more authentic and memorable. She is a police detective in New York City working on homicide cases. I was surprised to find even after all this time I remembered details of her life and the stories. Maron has a real way with characters and plot. This series is a police […]


In Too Deep by Kimberly Kincaid

In Too Deep by Kimberly Kincaid

Posted October 19, 2017 by Anne in Blog Tour, Book Review | 0 Comments

  I enjoy Kimberly Kincaid’s books and series I have read. The Station Seventeen series is about a fire station and paramedic teams. This is a natural environment for adventures, as well as investigations occurring due to arson. The world provides a great setting with many fit young men and women, and with a real life feel of ordinary people trying to help others and save lives. No wonder it’s a hot bed of romance! There’s also the camaraderie of the team. The series is usually more contemporary romance but In Too Deep tips into romantic suspense.  Luke is trying to become as skilled as he can learning to be a paramedic as well as a firefighter. He’s the strong and silent guy who isn’t […]


Release Day: Burn For You by J.T. Geissinger

Release Day: Burn For You by J.T. Geissinger

Posted October 17, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | 0 Comments

   Burn for You is the third book I have read by this author and she is moving into an auto-read, favorite author for me. Geissinger creates strong, relatable characters. They are realistic enough to have some quirks and even those briefly on page feel developed. The dialogue is smart and funny. She makes me feel, laugh and care. The heat level is high; these are hot and sexy. I love Bianca. She is so compassionate, hard-working and talented. She is also a pistol (fiesty). Her friends and family are close-knit. She is a chef with her own restaurant which I also love. On the surface, her suitors are a bit cliche. But there is more than meets the eye. Jackson is rich and starts […]


Thrifty Thursday: Falling Fast by Kaylea Cross

Thrifty Thursday: Falling Fast by Kaylea Cross

Posted October 12, 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 September 7, 2017  (currently still free at Amazon and Barnes & Noble as of writing this post) Overall rating 4.24 with 592 ratings and 47 reviews   I have enjoyed other series by this author and my freebies which are the first in the series are some of the best ones I get. They let me get a taste and figure out if I want to read the rest of the series. Plus this is a favorite genre, so this was easy to choose. Falling Fast is fast. The action is steady and suspenseful, as expected.  The characters seemed likable enough […]


Audio: Less Than a Treason by Dana Stabenow

Audio: Less Than a Treason by Dana Stabenow

Posted October 11, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | 0 Comments

           The Kate Shugak series is now up to 21 books and I have read them all. It begins with A Cold Day for Murder in 1992 and now we have Less Than a Treason, following the cliffhanger in Bad Blood after 4 loooong years. I hoped it wasn’t the ending, so I was excited to receive this to review. The mysteries about the crimes were half and half.  Some were easy enough to predict and others were less obvious. The issues left open at the end of Bad Blood were more suspenseful. The personal relationships had me tense until near the end. Apparently, I don’t like when the main characters and possible romantic couples are not geographically together for most of […]


Audio: The Color of Fear by Marcia Muller

Audio: The Color of Fear by Marcia Muller

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

                The Sharon McCone series is a long running mystery series. I have read them all; The Color of Fear is number 32. It began in 1977. The books are set in current day so technology and other aspects have changed along with our world over the years. The mysteries are smart with many, well-defined characters. I loved seeing many of these familiar people from Sharon’s family, friends and co-workers. Their personal lives are a part of the story as well. There is also plenty of suspense. The plot here is very timely with the current events. There are crimes which seem hate-related by a white supremacist group. But they might instead be criminals who were previously prosecuted or put on the run […]


Blackwing by Ed McDonald

Blackwing by Ed McDonald

Posted October 5, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | 2 Comments

             Blackwing is an interesting debut which I found hard to categorize.  It’s definitely fantasy with a historical feel, but it could be futuristic apocalypse actually. The world building is in bits and dribbles as we have the view of the main character, Galharrow. Because of this, or just because it is the first book, I feel a lack of knowledge and the understanding comes slowly. The story is grim, dark with quite a bit of action. There are magic users but otherwise the weapons seem to be arrows, swords and knives., which is why I say it feels historical.  The characters are mostly not as well developed as Galharrow. He hides some of himself and feels he has some […]


Thrifty Thursday – Searching for Faith by Kristen Middleton

Thrifty Thursday – Searching for Faith by Kristen Middleton

Posted September 28, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | 4 Comments

             The purpose of Thrifty Thursday is to read a book which was free (at some point). Kindle freebie on August 25, 2017  (currently $2.99 at Amazon. It is in Kindle Unlimited so only in paperback for $8.99 at Barnes & Noble as of writing this post) Overall rating 3.91 with 526 ratings and 55 reviews   This was great for me in so many ways! It has my favorite paranormal thing. I usually say magic is my favorite but really it is the mind stuff – clairvoyance, telepathy, precognition, etc.  The main character is Carissa, who is a psychic. She helps to locate missing people and sometimes knows in advance when children will be kidnapped so she can intervene. […]